FINLAND – Champion of Workers’ Education: Työväen Sivistysliitto –TSL’s Katri Söder.

FINLAND – Champion of Workers’ Education: Työväen Sivistysliitto –TSL’s Katri Söder.

CHAMPION OF WORKERS’ EDUCATION: FINLAND –Työväen Sivistysliitto –TSL’s Katri Söder Katri Söder is the Manager of Education and Principal at the Workers´ Educational Association of Finland and leads the team for adult basic skills. Katri currently serves as Executive Committee Member of IFWEA, and has worked as Finnish coordinator on IFWEA’s annual Youth Globalisation Awareness…

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Champions of Worker Education: Elma Francois Institute for Research and Debate (EFIRD) at  Cipriani College of Labour & Cooperative Studies (CCLCS) – Trinidad and Tobago

Champions of Worker Education: Elma Francois Institute for Research and Debate (EFIRD) at  Cipriani College of Labour & Cooperative Studies (CCLCS) – Trinidad and Tobago

Organisational Profile: Interview with Akins Vidale – coordinator of EFIRD, labour studies lecturer and Ian Daniel – Head of Department of Labour Studies at CCLCS Akins Vidale (AV) and Ian Daniel (ID) speak to Erna Curry (EC) at IFWEA Secretariat on video call about the evolution of EFIRD, the impact and value of worker’s education…

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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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