The Programme for Workers’ Activities is the training arm of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) of the ILO. The Programme responds to the training needs of workers' organizations through courses, materials, projects and advisory services.

It is the largest international labour education programme in the world and offers free training opportunities to leaders, senior activists and technical staff of workers' organizations.

The Programme runs:

  • residential training courses in Turin
  • follow-up seminars and training activities that assess the impact of its activities, as well as providing further advanced training
  • online labour education
  • staff training for ACTRAV.

Training courses mainly concern:

  • international labour standards and the use of the ILO supervisory system
  • implementation of the Social Justice Declaration and the Decent Work Agenda
  • employment and development policies and poverty-reduction strategies
  • social protection and occupational safety and health, with a focus on HIV-AIDS
  • social dialogue
  • collective bargaining and organizing
  • gender and women workers' rights
  • training of trainers and training methodology
  • the use of information technology by trade unions.

 

The Secretary of the Workers' Group of the ILO Governing Body plays a central role in choosing the organizations eligible to send participants to the activities. No participant is enrolled directly in the activities without going through that process.

The Programme has developed a set of computer communication tools known as SoliComm, Solidarity Communications. It uses them for pre-course orientation and post-course follow-up. Moreover, labour organizations can use them for building networks, organizing educational activities, conducting campaigns and more. They encompass e-mail, mailing lists, computer conferencing, websites and an e-library.

Upcoming Courses

Training for trade union lawyers on the use of International Labour Standards before national tribunals

Code: A458408 When: 28 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 Venue: Tiblisi, Georgia Language: Russian - English

Estrategias sobre migración para unos sindicatos más inclusivos

Code: A209003 When: 03 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016 Venue: Turin Centre Language: Spanish

Trainers' training for women workers on safe work places

Code: A359394 When: 03 Oct 2016 - 06 Oct 2016 Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh Language: English

Resources

Equality and Discrimination

10 page booklet Click here to get the resource

Child Labour Booklet

10 page booklet Click here to get the resource

International Labour Standards Booklet

10 page booklet Click here to get the resource

Latin America

Africa

Arab States

Asia and the Pacific

Europe

Inter-regional

 

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10127 Turin - Italy

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