Nov 29

#I Stand with Migrant Workers

As the FIFA World Cup is played out Qatar, BWI and its trade union affiliates are calling for a global wave of support for migrant workers amongst activists, football fans, players, sports communities and the general public. In a statement backing the #WithMigrantWorkers campaign, it was pointed out that "migrant workers... read more →
Nov 28

New leadership for ITUC

Picture: The new ITUC leadership IFWEA extends congratulations to the new leadership at the ITUC, elected during the 5th ITUC World Congress held in Melbourne, Australia in November 2022. Luca Visentini was elected as the new ITUC General Secretary along with: Deputy General Secretaries Eric Mwezi Manzi, Jordania Ureña Lora... read more →
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Oct 21

YGAP 2022 live at Community House!

YGAP 2022 live at Community House! Meet the 2022 YGAP delegates here. For the first time since 2019, the flagship IFWEA Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme (YGAP) was held in person, at Community House in Cape Town, South Africa. Nineteen participants from organisations including ISD, IBTIKAR, ABF, TSL, UNI Africa, Patsimeredu... read more →
Oct 11

IFWEA at the Moodle Moot Global Conference: Education for the Future

What does ‘Education for the future’ hold for us? Introduction IFWEA Secretariat Educators Renaldi Prinsloo and Melanie Julie, attended and presented at the annual Moodle Moot Global 2022 conference this year in Barcelona, Spain, with the theme 'Education for the Future'. Our participants from the global IFWEA community are already... read more →
Sep 28

Arnaldo Colque from CEPRODE: C190 Study Circle

Arnaldo Forty Montero Colque is Project Director at the NGO CEPRODE (Center for the Promotion of Democracy, Dialogue and Development) in Bolivia. He lives in La Paz, and is part of the IFWEA study circle on C190. Here he talks about his experiences so far:  How long have you been... read more →
Sep 19
Dr. Everline Aketch from PSI in Uganda: Interview

Dr. Everline Aketch from PSI in Uganda: Interview

This year in the IFWEA Training of Trainers course: Digital tools and methods for conducting online trade union activities, DGB Bildungswerk is supporting its partner Public Service International (PSI). Dr. Everline Aketch is the PSI Sub-regional Secretary for English-Speaking Africa, based in Uganda. She speaks to us about her background... read more →
Aug 31

Immaculate Mbali and the Trainer of Trainers course

This year in the IFWEA Training of Trainers course: Digital tools and methods for conducting online trade union activities, DGB Bildungswerk is supporting its partner Public Service International (PSI), of which The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) is a member. Immaculate Mbali from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa is... read more →
Aug 29

Education International condemns Russian attacks on teachers

Russian forces are cracking down on teachers and education in occupied territories in Ukraine. According to Serhiy Shkarlet, Ukraine’s Minister of Education and Science, the Russian army is burning Ukrainian books and threatening, arresting, and torturing teachers in the Kherson region for teaching the Ukrainian curriculum. In a statement issued... read more →
Aug 29

IFWEA invited to present at Moodle Conference

IFWEA Secretariat educators Melanie Julie and Renaldi Prinsloo’s paper on OLA has been accepted for presentation at the Moodle Global Conference “Education for the future” in Barcelona in September 2022. The conference will feature presentations and workshops by a range of presenters from around the globe, on topics focusing on... read more →
Aug 10

Siyabulela Mama and Climate Change

Siyabulela Mama works at the Centre for Post-School Education and Training (CIPSET), which is attached to the Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha, South Africa. He’s a Community and Worker Educator, and has been with CIPSET since 2018. He is currently helping to co-ordinate the IFWEA study circle on Climate Change... read more →
Jul 29

Christy Shabeena Muthukumar (ISD): C190 Study Circles

We spoke to Christy Shabeena Muthukumar, who works at the Institute of Social Development (ISD), an IFWEA affiliate which is a non-governmental organisation located in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The organisation was established in 1991 by a group of activists who engage in the field of human rights, labour, gender, and... read more →
Jul 26

BWI condemns Mynmar executions

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), representing 12 million workers worldwide, has condemned the military junta of Myanmar for the brutal execution of four democracy activists who were accused of “terror acts.” BWI extends its deepest condolences and solidarity to the families, comrades and friends of Kyaw Min Yu, Phyo... read more →
Jul 04

Jasen Mphepo: Edutainment in Zimbabwe

Patsimeredu Edutainment /Patsime is a Zimbabwe-based IFWEA affiliate which specialises in combining entertainment (usually theatre and music) with educational messages for workers. From February to April 2022, IFWEA commissioned Patsimeredu Edutainment /Patsime to hold a series of workers’ education programmes targeting farms and factories in and around Harare. The aim... read more →
Jun 28

Health and safety a fundamental right

It is estimated that more than 3 million workers die every year because of their work, and tens of millions are injured. In a landmark decision, the International Labour Conference, held in Geneva in June 2022, has added health and safety to the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.... read more →
Jun 27

AFL-CIO: Right of Everyone to Make Their Own Health Care Decisions

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) President Liz Shuler has issued a public statement following the decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, thus allowing USA states to effectively make abortions illegal: "The decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade is a... read more →
Jun 27

World Public Service Day

On 23 June 2022, World Public Services Day, Publics Services International (PSI - the global union federation of workers in public services) launched Behind the Mask - an interactive online documentary that reveals not only the links between the personal lives of workers and the political choices which exacerbated this... read more →
May 26

Bariyah Iyah: Migrant Workers’ Rights Study Circle

Bariyah Iyah, from the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), is part of the IFWEA Study Circle on Migrant Workers’ Rights, in the Malaysia group. The study circle began in August 2021, and involves domestic workers in different countries. She speaks about her work and how the study circle is going:... read more →
May 23

AOF Norway gives cause to celebrate in solidarity!

IFWEA affiliate AOF Norway celebrated their 90th Jubilee by asking their member organisations to make a donation to IFWEA, rather than give them gifts. As a result, IFWEA has received a generous donation of NOK 227 500 (R300 000) from AOF Norway! Gro Svennebye, Deputy Chairman, AOF Norway explains how... read more →