Youth


03 August 2022 06:02

International Youth Day 2022

 

To celebrate the International Youth Day on 12 August, BWI is calling on its affiliates, partners, and young workers to take action under the theme “Youth in Unions to Take Part and Build the Future!." BWI urges all to amplify the voice of the youth in unions; enhance youth presence within union structures, and to give more power, space and opportunities to young workers to take action, and to campaign for better working conditions, safe and permanent jobs and a decent future for all. Read more...


29 July 2022 04:26

Trade unions from Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe held a successor generation workshop on 18-20 July in Nairobi, Kenya to build and develop second-line leaders among their members in the youth and women sectors. Read more...


15 July 2022 00:11

The young leaders of the BWI Regional Youth Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (RYC-LAC) met online to mark their 4th Statutory Meeting last 29 June.Read more...


11 May 2022 12:57

In a three-day Youth Capacity Building Workshop held online on 12 -14 April, young trade unionists from the Southern Africa Construction Network (SACONET) met to discuss the impact of digitalisation in the construction sector and the future of work in Southern Africa. Read more...


25 March 2022 06:15

To prepare young affiliates for its Global Congress this October, BWI convened a global online meeting of young trade union officials on 16 March to strategise the sector’s next steps.
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14 February 2022 09:22

European young unionists vowed to raise and strengthen their voices against the rising number of work-related deaths coinciding in this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) on 28 April. Read more...


15 December 2021 12:26

Ending the year on a high note, BWI launched a youth research paper which aims to understand the tendencies of unionisation among BWI’s young members, the problems and challenges faced by young workers and their unions, and good organising strategies to attract more young workers to the trade union movement. Read more...


12 November 2021 04:38

BWI’s European Youth Committee (EYC) held its statutory meeting last 18 October to set its plans and other activities next year leading to BWI’s 5th World Congress in Madrid, Spain.Read more...


19 October 2021 07:45

In its 3rd Statutory Meeting last 14 September, the BWI Regional Youth Committee for the Latin America and the Caribbean (RYC-LAC) pushes for the signing of agreements between trade unions and vocational training institutions on the professional skills certification of young workers. Read more...