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18 May 2020 01:43

BWI holds second “how are you?” COVID-19 webinar

 

On 12 May, BWI held its second “How are you?” online conversation on COVID-19 and the world of work. The webinar brought together trade union leaders, officials, and activists from 11 Western European countries. It was opened by BWI Deputy Presidents Gail Cartmail and Dietmar Schäfers. Participants were recognised by BWI Regional Vice President Johan Lindholm, while BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson summarised the main points of the discussion. Read more...


18 May 2020 01:35

BWI’s International Youth Committee held an online meeting on 13 May. It discussed the urgent need to empower young people by helping them find their voice in the middle of a pandemic through popular mobilisations and campaigns.Read more...


15 May 2020 14:09

BWI on Friday released four (4) regional reports from the Africa-MENA, Asia-Pacific, Pan-Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean on its affiliates’ various responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more...


15 May 2020 10:28

BWI Africa and Middle East held its first “How are you?” COVID-19 online conversations on 5 May. Forty (40) unionists, (9) of whom were women, from Africa Anglophone speaking countries participated in the online event. BWI’s Regional and Global Team and partners in Africa namely, Bastian Schultz and Iris Nothofer from FES, Ole-Kristian Paulsen from Industri Energi, Simião Simbine from SASK and Hope Kabuchu from FNV) also joined the discussion. Read more...


14 May 2020 09:47

The Cement, Ceramics, Pottery and Glass Industry Workers' Union (CIMSE-IS) has opened its hotel in Ankara, Turkey to health care workers who cannot go home for fear of infecting their families with COVID-19.Read more...


14 May 2020 06:32

COVID-19 knows no race, gender and age. However, the impact of the pandemic is much greater on working women than men in the Arab region.
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13 May 2020 13:11

Rakennusliitto, the Finnish Construction Workers’ Union, is concerned about the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on job sites and in accommodations and a possible “second wave” if the country is re-opened to Schengen countries as scheduled on 14 May. They argue that there are not yet strong, effective health and safety protections for construction workers.Read more...


13 May 2020 08:22

The Confederation of Forest Workers (CTF) of Chile, the Federation of MASISA Workers (FETRAMAS) and the National Federation of Industrial Trade Unions of ARAUCO (FENASID) said that they were able to secure the workers’ safe transportation, reduce common spaces, improve occupational hygiene measures and ensure the non-reduction of wages, even for those who were given teleworking options, during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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13 May 2020 08:10

On 9 May, the BWI-affiliated Bandhkam Mazdoor Sangathan (BMS) organised a webinar titled “Construction workers’ safety, health and welfare in the context of COVID 19” in Gujarat, a western state of India.Read more...