SOUTH AFRICA - IN TRIBUTE TO MIKE LOUW, EDUCATOR

GLOBAL – SOUTH AFRICA: It is with great sadness that the IFWEA Secretariat shares the newsthat Comrade Mike Louw has passed on. A comrade, shopsteward, organiser, educator, serving workers and working class communities in South Africa, Africa and globally. Mike represented Congress Of South African Trade Union (COSATU) at IFWEA‘s first Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme (YGAP) in 2012.…

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The YGAP Journey - Lebogang Keabetswe, UNIAfrica, Youth President

The YGAP Journey - Lebogang Keabetswe, UNIAfrica, Youth President

Week 1: Day 1 – The Amazing Race  On day 1, the YGAP participants are put into teams for an “Amazing Race” mixed by country, gender and language, and given a series of mysterious clues to find their way across Cape Town. They are competing for a mysterious prize, so are racing for time. The value…

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GLOBAL - UK: IN COMMEMORATION OF ROBERT LOCHRIE by General Secretary Sahra Ryklief

To: Mrs Margaret Lochrie  Dear Margaret, It is with sadness that we convey to you our condolences at the passing of your husband, Robert. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. I first met Robert in 1996, when I was a newly elected representative to the IFWEA Executive committee. At the time he was…

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GLOBAL – UK:  IN COMMEMORATION OF RODNEY BICKERSTAFFE by Sahra Ryklief

“Not every union leader can say they were loved. But Rodney was loved by everyone.” Trades Union Congress (TUC)  General Secretary Frances O’Grady. Rodney Bickerstaffe died on 3rd October 2017. He served many years as President of the Global Network, a network of labour rights civil society organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, aimed at…

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