Important message from IFWEA Secretary General Sahra Ryklief regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus

Important message from IFWEA Secretary General Sahra Ryklief regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus

Dear IFWEA Affiliates; Executive Committee Members; Global Knowledge Community, As we face a global pandemic that threatens our communities, organisations and families, I wanted to let you know how we are approaching the situation at the IFWEA Secretariat. In the interest of the public health imperative and in line with recommendations from the South African…

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INDONESIA: FSPMI calls for international solidarity for Indonesia workers

INDONESIA: FSPMI calls for international solidarity for Indonesia workers

The Federation of Indonesia Metalworkers Union (FSPMI), the most prominent federation within the Indonesian Trade Union Confederation (KSPI) is opposing anti-worker labour law amendments proposed by the Indonesia government. New regulations, known as the “omnibus” law bills, focus on five issues including minimum wage, severance pay and working hours, among other things. They have been…

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FINLAND: Collective bargaining process in the technology sector suspended

FINLAND: Collective bargaining process in the technology sector suspended

FINLAND: Collective bargaining process in the technology sector suspended By Milla Leppänen, IFWEA Secretariat intern Negotiations within the technology sector have not reached a new two year agreement since beginning in August 2019. The existing agreement expired on 31 October 2019. The suspension of negotiations is not preferred but is necessary, as the negotiating parties…

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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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