Webinar Series – Decent work for all: A post-COVID union agenda
Thursday, 18 June 2020
The unprecedented global health and economic crisis demonstrates failures of our economic and social system, in particular, deficits of decent work. We are at the important juncture to turn the pandemic into an opportunity to make a post-COVID truly inclusive, sustainable and resilient. Join us to discuss the agenda for trade unions and social justice across the Asia-Pacific region! A webinar series jointly organized by the ITUC-AP and FES Asia every Wednesday until 22 July 2020.
The pandemic has hit workers in Asia and the Pacific extraordinarily hard: Hundreds of millions have lost their jobs and many essential and vulnerable workers are exposed to major risks to their health and livelihoods. Human and trade union rights have been violated and working conditions have been further deteriorated under the pretext of the pandemic. This webinar series will provide an important venue to discuss about the different pathways and facets of a just and equitable future for workers during and after the pandemic together with union leaders, policy makers and experts.
for our second session on “Protect workers’ rights and benefit the people: Fair trade post-Corona".
Apolinar (Dong) Z. Tolentino, Jr., is the BWI Regional Representative for Asia Pacific. He joined the International Federation of Building and Wood Workers (IFBWW), the predecessor of BWI, in 1999. As Regional Representative since 2010, he coordinates the political affairs of the affiliates as well as their campaigns on workers and trade union rights.
Do Quynh Chi is founder and director of the Research Centre for Employment Relations (ERC), a Vietnamese social enterprise conducting research on labour issues. She is a key researcher in FES’s Core Labour Standards Plus Project and regularly contributes to international journals and books for academia and practitioners.
Kindly be informed that we will send you the invitation link for the Zoom session via your registered mail.
Stay tuned for our last session and speakers on 22nd July 2020 at 4pm, Singapore time:
- 22 July - After the pandemic: Visions for new economic and social systems