General Secretary’s Report 2020

BWI Secretary General Ambet Yuson explains the triple crisis faced by workers around the world. The global trade union movement is confronted by the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic recession and a climate crisis. 

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson explains why the global health crisis requires a global response, and that response is Global Solidarity.

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson gives full recognition to all affiliates who bravely answered to the challenges posed by the pandemic, learned new ways of organising and extending solidiarty and maximised the power of social media and the internet.

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson on how workers' solidarity was digitalised and put on speed dial by maximising the spaces and opportunities provided by social media and new communication apps. COVID-19 forced us to keep our physical distance from one another, but it doesn't mean we need to be distant.

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson discusses how BWI is mobilising solidarity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He highlighted BWI's International Workers' Memorial Day campaign and Labour Day actions that mobilised hundreds of trade union affiliates online and off.

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson calls on mulitnational companies, such as LafargeHolcim, to put workers' lives before profit during this pandemic.

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson proudly reports BWI's humanitarian response to the global health crisis, from the affiliates efforts in different parts of the world up to the global union's COVID-19 Solidarity Initiative.

Yuson also points us to an inclusive and empowering path to renewal and recovery, not only to a new normal, but to a better future built by the toiling hands, unity and solidarity of workers.