Thursday, 20 August 2020, 07:30 - 09:30 EDT, check local times.
This second session will help us prepare for the Global Trade Union Assembly’s thematic discussions and frame the issues that are to be explored.
Unions understand that the multi-dimensional crisis set off by the coronavirus presents our movement with opportunities to organize for a “public future”—one that establishes an economy that puts need before profit, advances equality and can tackle the existential dangers of climate instability and ecosystem collapse.
The 2020 Global Trade Union Assembly
A group of unions from both North and South who believe workers' organizations and their allies need to come together in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to discuss the implications of the current crisis and find fresh ways to strengthen global worker solidarity.
The international trade union movement is today on the front lines of efforts to address the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and policy responses to it, on workers and their communities. The opening session of the Assembly will feature trade union voices from South and North, with insights to help our movement navigate the crisis, and forge a vibrant internationalism that can reshape global policy and politics.
Click here to see the full Assembly Program.
Click here to see the latest list of convening unions.
Unions Standing Together: A world to win
The first session of the Global Trade Union Assembly was held on 9th July.
PSI Deputy General Secretary, David Boys, welcomed attendees,
"It is clearer than ever before that we don’t want to return to business as usual. The dominant neoliberal model fails to deliver what people and planet need. The #COVID19 pandemic has shown us the deep cracks in our systems"
This first session is part of a series of 2-hour virtual meetings "Pandemic and Beyond: Workers Organizing for a Public Future" to be held during July, August and September 2020.
Unions Standing Together: A World To Win
2020 Global Trade Union Assembly
Pandemic and Beyond: Workers organizing for a Public Future. A series of virtual meetings during July, August and September 2020.click here to visit the global assembly website