Global: BWI launches ‘protect workers, stop COVID-19’ video

As part of BWI’s week-long campaign to mark the International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, we prepared a short video on how unions and workers can protect their health and safety against COVID-19. 

 BWI cannot overemphasis the need to do these simple, yet life-saving acts.

✅ Wash your hands.
✅ Wear a mask.
✅ Keep your distance.

Please help BWI share this message. Share this video.  Help us save lives.

Protect workers. Stop COVID-19. #BWI2020IWMD #iwmd20

Zimbabwe: ZCTU says stop the pandemic at work, protect workers’ rights and safety and save lives!

In this video message several officers of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) join to demand workers’ protection and workers’ rights, social protection, non-discrimination and non-stigmatising and the full payment of salaries and wages during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown in Zimbabwe.

A ZCTU officer demonstrates effective hand-washing techniques and encourages social distancing.

In  the following clip ZCTU’s Nathan Banda calls to Stop the Pandemic at work, full rights for workers and practice good personal hygiene and a Regional Officer reaffirms the ZCTU’s demands for workers’ protection and workers’ rights during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown.

The union confederation has also called for workers to report issues they are facing during lockdown by sending SMS or WhatsApp messages saying: “Provide as much details as possible including the nature of the issues, name of institution or company and location.”

ZCTU website

Ukraine: Unions demand employers protect workers from Covid 19 [Video]

Video message from Ukraine, Lesia Gusak, PROFBUD, ERWC member PROTECT WORKERS! STOP COVID-19!

“On the eve of International Workers Memorial Day, I would like to remind everyone that today more then ever our health is in our hands! Here, in Ukraine, at the CRH factory, we work without OSH accidents already for 3509 days. COVID-19 requires us to comply with additional safety measures, and we should do so, and demand from employers necessary PPE! Stay healthy!”


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Guatemala: Message from SINCS-G in support of 28 April campaign

Domingo Ixcoy Xicay is an indigenous construction worker affiliated with SINCS-G, Guatemala. He sends a message to everyone, as part of the ICM Campaign: ” Protect Workers! Stop to COVID-19 “.
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