April 2020 CWC News Bulletin

April 2020 CWC News Bulletin

The April 2020 CWC News Bulletin is online.

In this newsletter:

News from the CWC Secretariat

  • A note from the Secretariat regarding COVID-19
  • CWC/Trustee Leadership Forum (Boston, USA) postponed:
  • UN PRI’s response to COVID-19
  • CWC Networked Secretariat member Therese Schets (FNV- Netherlands) retires
  • Upcoming proxy season bulletin

COVID-19 resources from the CWC Network

  • ITF - Workers capital critical to post-pandemic recovery: Statement from ITF president Paddy Crumlin and ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton on behalf of ITF affiliates worldwide.
  • ITUC - COVID 19 Pandemic Page: Contains information from ITUC affiliates, Global Union Federations and LabourStart about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
  • TUAC - Covid19 crisis: Mapping out trade union and social partners’ responses: This online resource is a compilation of social partner and trade union in OECD countries’ responses, agreements and calls for action (updated regularly).
  • Joint ITUC – Council of Global Unions statement: COVID-19: Urgent economic stimulus and workplace measures required
  • Global Unions Federation: Statement on the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

News and reports from across the CWC Network

  • UNI (Global): Teleperformance workers in the Philippines are enduring “subhuman” conditions
  • EU: Consultation on the renewed sustainable finance strategy (extended to July 15, 2020)
  • CCOO (Spain): Labour risks at Amazon’s operations in Spain - an update by Mario Sanchez Richter, Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras (CS CCOO) (English/Español)
  • AFL-CIO (US) 2020 Key Votes i
  • Change To Win (US): Change to Win and the Teamsters press Amazon board on worker safety
  • BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU - Canada): investor brief in support of a shareholder resolution at Loblaw (TSE:L)
  • Canadian Capital Stewardship Network (Canada) launches

Online events

  • The Canadian Capital Stewardship Network (Canada) webinar on Proxy Voting Power: How asset owners can activate their shares and make meaningful change this spring
  • The Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security (USA) interactive virtual convenings
  • Change to Win Investment Group and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Investor Update: Providing Fast Food During A Pandemic

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