Six (6) Indonesian water/wastewater utilities have participated as ‘recipient’ twins in 7 wateroperators partnerships (WOPs) financed by WaterLinks. Established in 2008, WaterLinks is aregional network that helps build the capacity of Asia?Pacific water utilities to improve servicecoverage, delivery, financial sustainability, and other aspects of their performance. WaterLinks issupported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), United States Agency for International
BWI work organizing construction workers in an ADB-assisted railway rehabilitation project in Cambodia. Conclusions:
•During negotiations and organising work it became obvious that there was not enough time or effort taken by the ADB, the government or the project engineer to adequately forecast and monitor labour costs or variances of these
In India Power Sector Reforms begins in ninetees in the name of Liberalization, Privatizatin and Globalization. Electricity sector in Orrisa, Delhi & Mumbai were unbundled into various companies on PPP pattern. Government of India planned to privatize the SEBs in aphased manner, however, failure of Enron in Mumbai proved to be a big set-back so as BSES in Orrisa & Delhi and consequently no other state of India has been privatized. However, recently, Bihar electricity has moved its steps towards privatization.
Info on union (AGWWAS) harassment due to opposition to proposed ADB water loan to Metro Cebu Water District in Philippines, with media coverage of union actions. (March 2012)
AGWWAS union issues on proposed ADB water supply project in Philippines, presented to ADB on 30 April 2012, at ADB Headquarters, Manila, and ADB response (9 May 2012)
Presented by Bro Wowot Suwoto (PJB union) at "Forum on Power Privatization in Asia-Pacific" organized by NAGKAISA, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and SASK, Manil, Philippines, May 3, 2012
Submitted to Asian Development Bank on 26 July 2012
- includes procedural, technical, operational, safety, cultural, alterbatives, impacts on workers
Resource / education materials used in "Power 101' trainings for trade union leadrts organized by NAGKAISA (Solidarity) coalition in September 2012 in Luzon, Visayas and Luzon, Philippines:
NAGKAISA Laban sa EPIRA (United against EPIRA law)
Wilson Fortaleza, September 2012
Prepared by Union of Public Sevrices in Nepal (UPSIN), presented at PSI South Asia Trade Union Forium on ADB Energy Policy, New Delhi, India, Nov 2010
A brief by on the ADB-assisted project in Bangladesh which will establish which will establish a cross-border electrical link between the western grid of Bangladesh and eastern grid of India to promote electricity trading between the two countries.
A PSI report commissioned by ILP in 2011. Identfied key issues on lack of transparency, participation and compliances with existing policies on labor safeguards and social protection.
The management of Manila’s water and sewerage distribution system (MWSS) was privatized in August 1997 in what has largely been touted as a ‘successful’ water privatization, and the largest to date in the Asia-Pacific region. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private sector arm, was adviser to the privatization, which resulted in two 25-year concessions (east and west) competitively bid.
The PSI Subregional Trade Union Forum on ADB Energy Policy and Projects (Nov 20-21, 2010) aims to provide a forum for PSI electricity unions to exchange information about their campaigns related to ADB/IFI-supported power sector reforms and initiate a subregional campaign platform. A total of 21 participants (4F, 17M) attended the workshop.
Colombia: Fighting Development Banks for the Human Right to Water