01/07/2016

Worker Unions Must Reinvent Themselves: An Interview with General Secretary of BWI, Ambet Yuson – VIDEO

by Locomotive.press

During the ongoing anti-new-Labour-Code protests in Vilnius, Locomotive.press met with the representatives of the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), a global union federation. This week Yuson met with the protesters and called for an international solidarity between the workers. The guests were visiting the Baltic states and meeting up with the local workers’ unions. We seized the opportunity to speak with the General Secretary Ambet Yuson and an Assistant Education Secretary Jasmin Redzepovic about BWI, its global struggle for the workers rights, and the changing role of the labour unions.

Illustration: Ambet Yuson addressing the protesters in Vilnius, 2016 06 27. Photo by lprofsajungos.lt

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