David Boys, PSI Deputy General Secretary, welcomed participants to this first session of the Global Trade Union Assemble:
"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.
First Session: Unions Standing Together: A World To Win
Part 1: A World to Win, But How?
How might the pandemic experience shape our movement’s political goals and strategy? What changes are needed in the way unions organize on the ground?
Adolfo Aguirre, Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina Autónoma (CTA-A)
Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), USA
Zwelinzima Vavi, South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU)
Part 2: Workers Without Borders: North-South Conversations
As we struggle through and beyond the current crisis, what forms of internationalism and solidarity can help us build the world we want?
Aira Firdaus, United Workers Union (UWU), Australia, and Josua Mata, Sentro, Philippines
Samantha Mason, Public and Commercial Services Union, UK, and Catalina Caro Galvis, Mesa Social Minero-Energética, Colombia
Asbjorn Wahl, Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees (NUMGE), Norway, and Maicon Michel Silva, Confederação Nacional dos Metalúrgicos da CUT (CNM/CUT), Brazil
Kelti Cameron, Candian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and Justina Jonas-Emvula, Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (MANWU)
On September 3rd hundreds of trade unionists from more than 60 countries will meet for the fifth in a series of virtual global dialogues aimed at strengthening our response to the current crisis. Join us.