Workshops for BWI Africa

Workshops for BWI Africa

IFWEA Programme Manager Saliem Patel has completed a four-part workshop for BWI affiliates in six southern African countries with a course titled Digital Communication Tools and Methods for Organising Workers in Trade Unions. Participants were drawn from Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The course looked at how digital communication platforms and methods…

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Exploring new digital directions

Exploring new digital directions

The IFWEA Secretariat has started exploring various video conferencing applications which are in competition with the Blue Jeans application in use for the past four years. The IFWEA Secretariat has started exploring various video conferencing applications which are in competition with the Blue Jeans application in use for the past four years. This is maintain…

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Education, online meetings and workshops

Education, online meetings and workshops

Despite disruption to educational and planning events due to Covid-19, the IFWEA Secretariat has a full schedule ahead. The engagement with Africa GUFS at the beginning of 2020 resulted in a number of digital education and communication activities with GUF partners. The IFWEA Secretariat planned on facilitating education for three UNI-Africa trade union retail alliances…

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HKCTU: Unlawful arrests of trade union and pro-democracy leaders

HKCTU: Unlawful arrests of trade union and pro-democracy leaders

The Council of Global Unions (CGU), representing more than 200 million workers from across the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Global Union Federations and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC),  condemns the unlawful arrests of trade union and pro-democracy leaders and activists by the Hong Kong police, including Lee Cheuk Yan,…

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WIEGO: Informal economy workers’ organizations make call

WIEGO: Informal economy workers’ organizations make call

Informal economy workers’ organizations across the global economy are calling on governments at all levels to partner on relief, recovery and resilience efforts that are emerging from the grassroots during this time of unprecedented crisis. Lockdowns and other restrictions to contain COVID-19 are negatively impacting 81% of the world’s 3.3 billion workers, according to the International…

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Latest bulletins and infographics from INAESIN

Latest bulletins and infographics from INAESIN

The Instituto de Altos Estudios Sindicales (INAESIN) has released several bulletins and infographics focusing on issues including forced labour, child labour and working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The material was created with the intention of maintaining contact with the workers and trade unionists of Venezuela, despite being in quarantine.   INAESIN Bulletin # 35 |…

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IFWEA welcomes new affiliate Ibtikar from Palestine

IFWEA welcomes new affiliate Ibtikar from Palestine

Ibtikar has joined IFWEA as an affiliate. Ibtikar is a Palestinian NGO that offers innovative youth programmes, corporate training, and consulting services to foster social innovation and entrepreneurship in the community. The overall objective of Ibtikar is to promote the education of social innovation in Palestine and provide Palestinian youth with a safe space in…

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