BWI Pan-European affiliates strengthen cooperation

03 June 2020 05:04

On 28 May, the third online BWI Pan-European Presidium meeting took place where it decided to adjust to new realities and develop new strategies such as increasing communication capacities, including online presence, and strengthening international solidarity. 

This was a follow through to a 28 April meeting, which coincided with BWI’s commemoration of International Workers Memorial Day, wherein affiliates from 28 Pan-European countries took part. In the said meeting, trade unionists decided to strengthen cooperation and interaction among BWI affiliates and organize series of “How are you?” webinars. 

Johan Lindholm, BWI European Vice President (BYGNADDS, Sweden) said that the pandemic has taught unions how to adapt and respond quickly to the workers’ new needs and realities. 

“We now realize that a post-COVID world requires the prompt actions of trade unions to protect workers’ rights and ensure fair and equal recovery. Thus, we need to continue with our online presidiums to strengthen cooperation and collectively plan and take appropriate and timely actions,” Lindholm said. 

The Pan-European Presidium decided to hold a BWI European Committee online meeting on 18 June.