COVID-19 and Workers'Organizations

COVID-19 Crisis: Relying on social dialogue for solutions in the Asia and Pacific

This webinar aims to assist trade union leaders in the Asia and Pacific to enhance their role in social dialogue as a solution to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Moreover, to promote, and explain the related ILO tools, and guides that can help them in their effort to achieve a better future for all workers.


The purpose of the information sharing session is to provide a virtual platform for trade union leaders in the Arab Region to discuss the multiple threats of the pandemic to both the health and livelihoods of workers, what policies in terms of Social Dialogue to protect all workers and their families adequately and the role of trade unions. More specifically:
  • How to strengthen social dialogue, collective bargaining and labour relations institutions and processes
  • How to strengthen social dialogue on conditions of work and employment


  • Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of ILO/ACTRAV
  • Shoya YOSHIDA, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation-(ITUC-Asia Pacific)
  • Mahandra NAIDOO, Social Dialogue Specialist, ILO Decent Work Team in South Asia


  • Akiko GONO,  Japanesse Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-Rengo)
  • Zahoor AWAN, General Secretary of Pakistan Workers' Federation (PWF)
  • Mele AMANAKI, Secretary General of Tonga PSA

Moderator: Ariel CASTRO, Desk Officer for the Asia and Pacific (ILO/ACTRAV)

How to attend: Join us Live on Facebook