BWI Youth brings fight for decent work to social media

As part of their campaign for decent work leading to the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October, BWI’s young trade unionists took charge of the global union’s official social media platforms, particularly its Instagram and Facebook accounts, to share stories and information on their respective unions’ campaigns and challenges in promoting decent work and a better future for all. 

Dubbed as “Instagram takeover,” young unionists from Turkey, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Indonesia and Argentina took turns in providing content to BWI’s social media platforms. They said that social media, together with other digital tools, is an important communication device to amplify workers’ voices, organise and reach out to more workers, popularise campaigns and mobilise, especially in the middle of a pandemic that limited physical movement and activities. 

BWI is marking this year’s World Day for Decent Work with the theme “Fight for Decent Work. Build A Better Future.” The youth-led campaign has lined up several activities to mark the event, such as a photo contest, an Instagram youth takeover and the release of several videos of workers being interviewed regarding their views on decent work. 

BWI said that it’s crucial to fight for decent work and wages amidst a severe global public health emergency that has deepened social inequalities and increased the precariousness of jobs worldwide. BWI said that millions of workers face the threat of long-term unemployment, deteriorating working conditions, salary reductions, and decreased healthcare and social security benefits.

Follow BWI’s Instagram to keep updated on the latest contributions from our young trade unionists.

All posts are also available in BWI’s official Facebook page.