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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


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

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.

Lebanon: Construction workers halt work to join 28 April campaign – GSTU

Members of GSTU BWI affiliate in Lebanon in campaign to protect workers against COVID-19 for the IWMD 2020 celebration #BWI2020IWMD #iwmd20


Tanzania: TUICO supports the BWI campaign ‘People before profit’

Jacqueline Sarungi from TUICO, Tanzania, supporting the BWI Campaign #Lifebeforeprofit #BWI2020IWMD #iwmd20

Myanmar: Young workers take time off to express support for Covid-19 campaign – BWFM

Young workers from Myanmar (BWFM) take some time off to express their support for BWI’s workers’ memorial week campaign. Protect workers! Stop COVID-19! #Lifebeforeprofit #BWI2020IWMD #iwmd20

Tunisia: Workers say ‘No’ to COVID-19-related employment termination!

Sisters and brothers from FGBB – Tunisia join BWI in campaigning to protect workers’ health, safety, jobs and income from the ill-effects of COVID-19. No to COVID-19-related employment termination! #LifebeforeProfit #BWI2020IWMD