Mar 01

Tracy Adhiambo – using ICT skills to build capacity

Tracy Adhiambo is a secretary for the Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers. Last year she was part of a youth group that received strategic ICT training from IFWEA through a collaboration with IndustriALL. Part of the training involved learning how to make a database for Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs)... read more →
Feb 28

ITUC continues to stand by Ukraine

February 2023 - "One year since it launched its illegal and brutal invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s campaign of murder and terror against the Ukrainian people continues, with the complicity of Belarus." So says the ITUC in a statement released to coincide with the marking of a year since the brutal... read more →
Feb 16

Nina Langit-Garcia joins the IFWEA team

Nina Langit-Garcia is based in the Philippines, and she joins the IFWEA Secretariat as an Educator/Online Education Assistant. We asked Nina how she came to be involved in workers’ education, and what she is looking forward to this year: Tell us a bit about your background, and how you came... read more →
Jan 31

Release Belarus trade union leaders and activists

January 2023 - Leaders of independent trade unions have been sentenced by a court in Belarus to  harsh prison terms up to nine years on politically motivated charges. At least 16 leaders and activists of independent unions have already been sentenced to lengthy prison terms or restriction of freedom. This... read more →
Jan 31

BWI and IFWEA: Building together

Garikanai Shoko is the Regional Education Officer for BWI Africa and the Middle East, responsible for all programmes in the region but also working closely with BWI sub regional coordinators and affiliates project coordinators. Education and training is one of the areas he works on to ensure BWI Africa capacitates... read more →
Jan 20

Hamba Kahle Myrtle Witbooi

Myrtle Witbooi, a pioneering leader of the domestic worker movement died on January 16 2023 in Cape Town at age 75. Under South Africa’s apartheid rule, she began to organise women in the garage of her employer and went on to become president of the first global union led by... read more →
Nov 29

#I Stand with Migrant Workers

December 2022 - 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... read more →
Nov 28

The 24th International General Conference of IFWEA

The 24th International General Conference of IFWEA will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, for two days between Monday 4 December to Friday 8 December 2023. The theme of the 24th GC will be “Education for Empowerment”. Invitations will be circulated to all affiliates in March 2023. IFWEA’s International... read more →
Nov 15
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Oct 21

YGAP 2022 live at Community House!

Meet the 2022 YGAP delegates here. See the Postcard presentation videos here See the YGAP 2022 Postcards 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,... 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

August 2022 - 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... 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

September 2022 - 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... read more →