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. Together with union leaders, policy makers and experts, we will discuss the different pathways and facets of a just and equitable future for workers during and after the pandemic.
for our second session on "Protecting lives and livelihoods: Workplace safety and trade unions".
Access to rights and collective representation through unions is vital to tackling the pandemic. Safe workplace measures must be jointly designed and owned by employers and employees.
Dr. Muhammad Hidayat Greenfield, is the Asia-Pacific Regional Secretary of the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF), and has been involved in education and training on worker’ rights since 1995, including occupational health, safety and the environment.
Nici Benington, ITUC-AP, Women’s Committee, NZCTU, New Zealand. Working in the dairy industry she joined the NZDWU in the early 2000s, became a delegate and a Worksite Women's delegate. Nici Benington has been on the Women's Committee for over 15 years, on the NZCTU Women's Council for about the last 5 years and joined the ITUC-AP Women's Committee last year.
This is the second session in our five-part series on "Decent work for all: A post-COVID union agenda".
Stay tuned for our following sessions and speakers every Wednesday at 4pm, Singapore time:
8 July - Paying for recovery and reconstruction: Perspectives for a just burden sharing
15 July - Protect workers’ rights and benefit the people: Fair trade post-Corona
22 July - After the pandemic: Visions for new economic and social systems
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