PSI Educational Support and Cultural Workers meeting

10 Dec 2020 Washington, DC, USA 10 Dec - 10 Dec

PSI Educational Support and Cultural Workers meeting

  • 10 Dec - 10 Dec
  • Washington, DC, USA

The next Educational Support and Cultural Workers Sector virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 10am-12:30pm EST. Check your local time.

We will be using zoom video conference platform with simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish, which will hopefully help to facilitate our discussions. Please confirm your participation by registering for the meeting before 1st December, the Zoom link and instructions will be sent to you after registration.

It is expected that the meeting agenda will push forward the issues raised by the manifesto adopted in our previous meeting, we will highlight the telework document recently adopted by CONTUA, and we will review the fallout from US election.


  • Greetings, Welcome and Introductions

    • Steve Porter, PSI Sector Coordinator

    • Marcelo Di Stefano, Sector Co-Chair, APUBA, Argentina

    • Lauren Samet, Director, AFT-PSRP, United States

  • Remarks by PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli

    • The impact of the pandemic and digitalization on Education Support and Cultural Workers.

    • Going beyond a “Return to Normal”.

  • Presentation of PSI Education Support Workers Manifesto to the ILO

    • Manifesto explanation – Marcelo di Stefano

    • Prioritizing Education Support Workers in the ILO

    • COVID impact on schools and workers – Sandra Davis, Sector Co-Chair, AFT-PSRP - All

    • Manifesto Presentation to Alette van Leur, Director, Sectoral Policies Department
      Ms Alette van Leur is Director of the Sectoral Policies Department (SECTOR) at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. SECTOR, whose work cuts across all four strategic objectives of the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda, promotes decent work and productive employment in 22 social and economic sectors and industries. The Department contributes to the ILO’s work on the promotion of decent work in global supply chains and the ILO Centenary Initiative on the Future of Work. Ms van Leur leads the ILO’s policy outcome on the Promotion of decent work in the rural economy.

    • Responding Remarks by Ms. van Leur

  • The Impact of the Pandemic on Education Support and Cultural Workers

    • CONTUA Statement on TeleworkMarcelo di Stefano

    • Inequality, Privatization, Tutoring – Lauren Samet, Director, AFT PSRP

    • Artificial Intelligence, Digitalization and the Changing Workplace for Education Support and Cultural Workers

  • Fighting Racism and Inequality

    • Racism and its impact on Cultural Workers - Zita Holbourne, Public and Commercial Services Union, UK

    • UN HCR Resolution on Racism - UN Investigation of Discrimination and Violence against Africans and people of African Descent.

    • How affiliates are working to fight against systematic racism in schools and society.

  • Fighting for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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