Session 3: Defending & Reclaiming Vital Public Services

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This third session is part of a series of 2-hour virtual meetings "Pandemic and Beyond: Workers Organizing for a Public Future" held during July, August and September 2020.

Defending and Restoring Vital Public Services: Health, Education, Post and Transport With the pandemic in full swing, unions are under even greater pressure to stop the privatisation of essential services. How can the global labor movement most effectively organize in the months and years ahead to secure high-quality, affordable, universal public services for all?

Welcome

  • Cornelia Berger, Policy Officer at UNI Global Union

Part 1: Global Movement to Reclaim Public Services

  • Daniel Chavez, Fellow / Senior Project Officer, Transnational Institute (TNI)

  • Hugo Godoy, Secretary General, Association of State Workers, and Deputy General Secretary, CTA-A, Argentina

  • Junsik Choi, President, Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU)


Part 2: Sectoral Opportunities and Strategies: Health, Education, Transport and Post

Health

  • Nayareth Quevedo Millán, Subregional Secretary for the Southern Cone, PSI

  • Carolina Espinoza, National Leader, CONFUSAM, Chile


Education

  • Edwin Morales, Vice President, Teachers’ Federation of Puerto Rico (FMPR),

Transport

  • Wol-san Liem, Director of International Affairs, Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), Vice Chair of Road and Urban Transport Steering Committees, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Post

  • Jan Simpson, National President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

  • Cornelia Berger, Policy Officer, UNI Global Union


Next Steps and Closing

  • Wol-san Liem, Director of International Affairs, Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), Vice Chair of Road and Urban Transport Steering Committees, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)