This year’s ILC sessions brings together over 4,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world of work today. The Plenary Session and committee meetings were in full swing on Day 4 of the International Labour Conference. Director-General Guy Ryder paid a visit to the Workers’ Group. The workers group met under the leadership of GENEVA (ACTRAV INFO)-Marie Clarke Walker, Secretary- Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), who was elected Vice-President (Workers).
Guy Ryder began the day’s work paying a visit to the Workers’ Group, where Kenya is well represented by One of the biggest delegations at the ILC, led by COTU-K Secretary General who is also the OATTU President Bro. Francis Atwoli. Mr. Guy Ryder appealed to the workers delegates that;
we need your commitment and participation in the discussion on the.
In the meantime, the Committees carried on their meetings at the Palais des Nation and at ILO headquarters. Guy Ryder began the day’s work paying a visit to the Workers’ Group.
The Governing Body is the executive body of the International Labour Organization. It meets three times a year, in March, June and November. It takes decisions on ILO policy, decides the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the draft Programme and Budget of the Organization for submission to the Conference, and elects the Director-General. It is composed of 56 titular members (28 Governments, 14 Employers and 14 Workers) and 66 deputy members (28 Governments, 19 Employers and 19 Workers).
The 33 worker members are elected every three years by all Worker Delegates at the International Labour Conference through a secret ballot: their composition reflects regional and gender balance as well as a mix of developed and developing countries.
They are supported in the discharge of their responsibilities by a Secretariat external to the ILO (the ITUC Geneva Office ) and, within the Office, by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ activities (ACTRAV) .