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Workers' Activities

Workers' Activities

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

Global Workers' Academy on the Future of Work: Organizing and Collective Bargaining

Global Workers' Academy on the Future of Work: Organizing and Collective Bargaining

The accelerated pace of change in globalization, technology, demographics and climate change has led to rapid transformations in the world of work and has been accompanied by high levels of uncertainty, fear and insecurity. Read More

26 November 2018 - 30 November 2018

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9010011

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Ensuring protection of workers' rights in 'new' jobs

Ensuring protection of workers' rights in 'new' jobs

Topic-wise, the course will build on the experience gained from the regional course on the future of work introduced in 2019. Read More

04 February 2019 - 01 March 2019

English - Russian

Blended

A4712078

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Tripartism, social dialogue and collective bargaining

Tripartism, social dialogue and collective bargaining

This course aims to develop the skills and competencies of trade unions in relation to tripartism, social dialogue and collective bargaining. Read More

18 February 2019 - 15 March 2019

English - French - Spanish

Blended

A9712079

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International labour standards in the Arab region

International labour standards in the Arab region

This course aims to strengthen the competencies of trade unions in the Arab States in understanding and managing the ILO's standards-setting, ratification, implementation and supervision processes. Read More

18 March 2019 - 12 April 2019

English - Arabic

Blended

A5712080

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Trade union training on social security

Trade union training on social security

This course aims to enhance the capacity of trade-union representatives from selected African countries to increase the coverage and effectiveness of social protection systems in Africa, with a view to improving the equity, resilience and opportunity of these systems within the context of national goals and priorities and Agenda 2030 (SDGs). Read More

18 March 2019 - 12 April 2019

English - French

Blended

A1712084

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Formación sindical sobre Tripartismo, Diálogo Social y Negociación Colectiva

Formación sindical sobre Tripartismo, Diálogo Social y Negociación Colectiva

El objetivo general de este curso es el de mejorar las capacidades de los/las responsables sindicales para la formulación e implementación de estrategias concertadas a través del diálogo social tripartito y/o la negociación colectiva para una mejor defensa de los derechos laborales y sociales, sobre la base de instrumentos producidos por la OIT y otros organismos e instituciones, y la aplicación de metodologías sindicales específicas. Read More

06 May 2019 - 31 May 2019

Spanish

Blended

A2712083

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Promotion of labour migration standards for sustainable development

Promotion of labour migration standards for sustainable development

The significance of labour migration for development has been gaining prominence in global, continental, regional and national discourse. Read More

03 June 2019 - 28 June 2019

English - Portuguese

Blended

A1712081

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Formación sindical en Seguridad Social

Formación sindical en Seguridad Social

Este curso tiene como objetivo contribuir al desarrollo de capacidades de los representantes sindicales de los países seleccionados para ampliar la cobertura de los sistemas de protección social, con el objetivo de proporcionar funciones de equidad, resiliencia y oportunidad de los sistemas de protección social en el contexto de la Agenda 2030 (ODS). Read More

12 August 2019 - 06 September 2019

Spanish - Portuguese

Blended

A2712087

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Regional trade union training on tripartism, social dialogue and collective bargaining

Regional trade union training on tripartism, social dialogue and collective bargaining

This blended trade-union training course will contribute to the development and enhancement of trade-union understanding, skills and capacities in social dialogue and collective bargaining, and to the creation of an enabling environment conducive to the full exercise of workers' rights, leading to decent work, inclusive growth and equitable development. Read More

02 September 2019 - 27 September 2019

English

Blended

A3712086

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Trade union training on social security

Trade union training on social security

This course aims to build the capacities of trade-union representatives from selected countries to increase the coverage and effectiveness of social protection systems, with a view to enhancing the equity, resilience and opportunity functions of such systems within the context of Agenda 2030 (SDGs). Read More

09 September 2019 - 04 October 2019

English - French - Spanish

Blended

A9712088

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Ending violence and harassment at work

Ending violence and harassment at work

Globally, workers are reporting an increase in violence and harassment in the workplace. Read More

21 October 2019 - 15 November 2019

English - French - Spanish

Blended

A9712089

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