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Australia: ACTU Secretary’s 28 April video message

Sally McManus Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions “Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living”

Australia: International Workers Memorial Day Ceremony – VTHC

Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day. Join us, and some special guests, as we pay our respects to workers killed in the workplace over the past year. Every worker deserves to come home safely at the end of the day, and on this day we pledge to remember the dead and fight like hell for the living.

Current circumstances preclude us from being together on this day of remembrance, but we are together in spirit and in solidarity as we conduct this year’s ceremony online. VTHC




Os enviamos nuestro manifiesto para el día internacional de la salud y seguridad en el trabajo.

Un saludo

Ramiro Vega Diaz

Global: Young workers want strong union power to shape their future amid the golbal health and economic crisis – BWI (IYC)

The BWI International Youth Committee (IYC) held its first online meeting on 15 April and released a statement on COVID19’s devastating economic effect on young workers. The Committee stresses the need for strong union power to ensure safe spaces for young workers to determine their future amid a global health and economic crisis.

Turkey: The YOL-IS union says ‘Protect workers! Stop Covid-19!’

Ramazan AGAR, President of YOL-IS, Turkey (Türkiye Yol-İş Sendikası) says that all of humanity, particularly workers, are in an important decisive moment in the battle against COVID-19. Protect Workers! Stop COVID-19!”

South East Europe: Trade union members campaigning for safer working conditions

Trade union members in South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) continue to work and campaign for safe working conditions. PROTECT WORKERS! STOP COVID-19! #BWI2020IWMD

Gibraltar: Candlelighting ceremony to remember the dead and fight for the living – Unite

The 28th April is International Workers’ Memorial Day, the day each year when workers come together and remember those who have been killed and injured at work. The slogan for the day is “remember the dead – fight for the living”. (#IWMD20).

Pakistan: Unions demand immediate payment of wages and an end to sackings

IndustriALL affiliates NTUF and Federation Homebased women in #Pakistan are demanding immediate payment of outstanding wages and an end to sackings.

Belgium: Social partners in construction sector conclude agreement during pandemic

BWI Belgian affiliates welcomed an agreement reached with social partners in the construction sector last 15 April which makes the rules of social distancing in workplaces a priority.

Namibia: Covid 19 is not a tool to exploit workers – MANWU

MANWU BWI affiliate in Namibia celebrating the IWMD 2020 says: Covid 19 is not a tool to exploit workers!!