From 27 to 29 November 2018, 25 Unions’ Research Experts for Organising in International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and Multinational Corporations (MNCs) met in Nairobi, Kenya to share the results of a study made by a research team of Profundo on a sample selection of five IFIs projects in East Africa.
Over the years, much effort has been put into training activities by BWI and its affiliates in
The first study assessed workers’ conditions and the contractors’ levels of compliance with international and national
The research conducted by Linnea Wikström with a team from Profundo Netherlands has shown the need for the affiliates to face challenges and overcome the workers’ fear of employers’ reprisal during organizing campaigns in hostile environments of MNCs, by acquiring innovative skills and having union campaign activists, researchers to tackle the huge number of
The three-day workshop helped to strengthen the BWI East Africa affiliates with a pool of experts in view of “No Exploitation for development in Infrastructure Projects in East Africa” by focusing on IFIs funded Public Infrastructure Projects (PIPs). Unions provide the avenue for legal advice on employment and personal issues and defend members at the courts on job-threatening and interdiction issues.
The results of the unions’ research experts acquired through
The unions' researchers adopted their work plan for 2019 and will start from December 2018 mapping the IFIs projects to be inspected in their respective countries.