COVID-19 and Workers'Organizations

ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Protecting Workers in the Workplace in Asia and Pacific

This webinar will offer trade unionists in Asia-Pacific an opportunity to discuss “Pillar 3: Protecting workers in the workplace” while exploring possible actions and strategies to influence, shape and support successful policy outcomes linked to the ILO Policy Framework.


07h 00 – 07h 05 Welcome and Introduction

Mr. Ariel Castro, Desk Officer for Asia and Pacific

07h 05 – 07h 10 Opening remarks

  • Ms. Maria Helena Andre, Director ILO Bureau for Workers Activities s (ACTRAV)

07h 10 – 08h 00 Panel discussion

  •  Prof. Melissa Seranno, University of the Philippines’ School of Labour and Industrial Relations (UP-SOLAIR) 
  • Ms Manal Razi, LABADMIN OSH, ILO
  • Mr. C. K. Saji Narayanan, President, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh -BMS 
  • Mr. Pong-Sul Ahn, Regional Specialist on Workers’ Education, ILO ROAP
Panel of commentators:
  • Mr Halim Manzoor, President, Malaysian Trade Union Confederation (MTUC) 
  • Ms Prihanani Hs, Secretary, Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI)
  • Dr. Wajedul Islam Khan, Member Secretary, National Coordinating Committee for Workers Education – NCCWE  
Moderator: Mr. Ariel Castro, Desk Officer, ACTRAV Asia and Pacific

08h 00 – 08h 20 General Questions & Answers to panelists from participants

08h 20 – 08h 30 Wrap Up and Closing Remarks