Youth


03 August 2020 10:36

BWI’s young unionists gear up for International Youth Day

 

To celebrate the 2020 International Youth Day, BWI and its young trade unionists are calling on their affiliates, partners and allies to campaign for “Decent, Safe & Permanent Jobs for All.” Read more...


22 July 2020 13:34

Global Unions have joined together to amplify the voices of young workers during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in a series of two webinars. Read more...


08 July 2020 15:02

250 young unionists attended and brought youthful energy to a webinar organised by BWI, together with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Education International (EI), The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF), International Transport workers’ Federation (ITF), IndustriAll, Public Services International (PSI) and UNI on 6 July. Titled “COVID-19: Amplifying youth voices,” the webinar is the first in a series of webinars for young trade unionists.
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15 June 2020 12:53

BWI joined the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Ukrainian trade union federations in voicing their strong protest against the Ukrainian government’s attempt to pass a measure to amend its trade union law which will strip workers of their rights and weaken trade unions as a response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read more...


12 June 2020 12:51

Ignoring police threats and bad weather, the Nagkaisa Labour Coalition, the biggest labour alliance in the Philippines joined thousands of protesters in marking the country’s Independence Day with protests all over the country against the recently passed anti-terror law. Read more...


12 June 2020 08:47

On the World Day Against Child Labour, BWI and its trade union affiliates warn of a “child labour pandemic” due to the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 to many working class families who are suffering from job losses, shrinking incomes and depleting safety nets. Read more...


10 June 2020 13:31

“A double pandemic.” This was how Brazilian trade unions described their current situation as they confront the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and President Jair Bolsonaro’s troubled governance. Read more...


10 June 2020 07:55

The Trade Union of Workers in the Civil Construction of Porto Alegre (STICC-POA), a BWI affiliated organization in Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul State, has initiated a bipartite social dialogue process with State Governor Eduardo Leite to identify and define future joint actions and points of cooperation on the reopening of the construction sector amidst COVID-19.
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10 June 2020 07:36

The National Federation of Wood Industry Workers of Peru (FENATIMAP), an organization affiliated with the ICM, has reported the opening of a national training program for forest workers and technicians on the use of biosafety elements and attention protocols, as part of Peru’s preventive measures against COVID-19 in the wood sector. Read more...