CHAMPION OF WORKERS’ EDUCATION: TRIBUTE - Stephen Joel Chifunyise, Zimbabwe

CHAMPION OF WORKERS’ EDUCATION: TRIBUTE - Stephen Joel Chifunyise, Zimbabwe

By Jasen Mphepho Director – Patsime Trust   “The lion of Gutu, Stephen Joel Chifunyise, Shumba Sipambi is no more. At around 18:30 hours on Monday 5th August 2019, Stephen peacefully succumbed after a brave battle with cancer at his home, surrounded by his family. Seemingly like a great choreography, Stephen “decided to rest.” He…

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Champion of Workers' Education -  Profile: Grischelda Hartman, DITSELA – South Africa

Champion of Workers' Education - Profile: Grischelda Hartman, DITSELA – South Africa

Working with IFWEA affiliate DITSELA in South Africa, Grischelda Hartman is the Programmes Coordinator in the Western Cape province. In this interview with IFWEA, Grischelda talks about her journey in education, learning, the exciting challenges of being an educator, and the value of solidarity exchange in the worker education and trade union movements. Tell us…

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FINLAND: General Secretary Sahra Ryklief Address TSL 100th Anniversary

FINLAND: General Secretary Sahra Ryklief Address TSL 100th Anniversary

PRESENTATION AT THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY AGA OF THE WORKERS’ EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FINLAND (TSL), HELSINKI, 7 JUNE 2019.   Friends, colleagues, brothers and sisters, good afternoon. My name is Sahra Ryklief and I am the General Secretary of the International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations. I am honoured and pleased to be here today and…

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Venezuela Report May 2019

Venezuela Report May 2019

Venezuelan workers are living in increasingly precarious conditions. Human rights violations are increasing at an unprecedented scale. Economic, social, and cultural rights appear to have been eliminated entirely by the Government’s policies. The limited supply of basic food products and the lack of medical supplies and basic medicines has had a considerable effect on the…

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SRI – LANKA: Institute for Social Development

SRI – LANKA: Institute for Social Development

SRI – LANKA: Institute for Social Development CHAMPION OF WORKER EDUCATION P. Muthulingam P. Muthulingam is the director of our affiliate in Sri Lanka. He spoke to IFWEA about workers and trade unions in Sri Lanka, how ISD tailors education and organising to service them, and the impact of the Easter Sunday bombing on Sri…

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INFORME VENEZUELA MAYO 2019

INFORME VENEZUELA MAYO 2019

Los trabajadores venezolanos viven en condiciones cada vez más precarias. Las violaciones a los derechos humanos van en aumento sin tener un baremo a la vista. Los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales pareciesen haber sido eliminados por las políticas del Gobierno.   La escasez de productos alimentarios básicos y la carencia de los insumos médicos…

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▷  USA – ‘Open The Government! “No!” To Slave Labor!’ By Michael Merrill

▷ USA – ‘Open The Government! “No!” To Slave Labor!’ By Michael Merrill

In January 2019 Michael Merrill wrote on the the USA’s President and Senate’s refusal to fund the continuing operations of the federal government during the first quarter of 2019. He explains why: “…(T)his involves two breaches of trust so profound as to call into question the legitimacy of the government itself. It is a constitutional…

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GLOBAL  – GERMANY – INDIA – USA  – 2019 GLU Masters Programmes in India, U.S. and Germany open for application

GLOBAL – GERMANY – INDIA – USA – 2019 GLU Masters Programmes in India, U.S. and Germany open for application

The Global Labour University (GLU) – a network of trade unions, universities, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the ILO – invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply for its Masters’ Programmes in Germany, India and the USA. For details, click on the links below…  Master of Arts (MA) in Development and Labour Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru…

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Educator Profile: CAMBODIA:  Samphous Von

Educator Profile: CAMBODIA: Samphous Von

Educator Profile: CAMBODIA: Samphous Von – President, Cambodia Domestic Workers Network [CDWN] / Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Associations ([IDEA] Samphous Von is President of the Cambodian Domestic Workers’ Network at our affiliate Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Associations (IDEA).She attended IFWEA’s Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme – YGAP in 2017. In this article she reflects…

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