conditions are becoming worse while trade union power keeps deteriorating.
The need to do something about this, was the starting point of VidaViva Brazil in 2001. Since then, the network has grown to include large numbers of labour activists in Brazil,
Mozambique, Colombia, South Africa, Nigeria, Turkey, and Germany.
VidaViva is about the triangle of work, life and health.
Each day millions of workers are forced to risk
their health by going to work. We might tend to think
of the grave conditions of miners or construction workers,
for instance, but it turns out that one of the major reasons
for workers becoming ill is stress. Globally, more and more
workers are being forced to work longer hours, and to cope with
a high level of pressure and intense and precarious working conditions.
VidaViva deals with these issues, supporting workers to develop
strategies to regain control of their own lives - inside and outside of the
workplace - and to strengthen rank-and-file participation within unions.
can you do?
If you are interested in Vida Viva and want to work around these
issues in your own trade union, you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org