World Day for Decent Work 7 October: Programme

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World Day for Decent Work 7 October: Programme

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Workshop/seminars

9:30 - 10:45 | 11:15 - 12:30 | 13:30 - 14:45 | 15:15 - 16:30

9:30 - 10:45

Congress Suite 1
CAFOD: Unearthing Justice - campaign against poor working standards in the gold mining industry

Congress Suite 2
Prospect: The Millennium Development Goals as a Benchmark for Procurement and Corporate Social Responsibility Policies

Congress Suite 4
Ethical Trading Initiative: Ethical Trading and Business Ethics

Invision 2
TUC: Decent Work and Development - trade, aid and debt

  • Kay Carberry, TUC Assistant General Secretary
  • Paul Talbot, Unite Assistant General Secretary
  • Sarah Edwards, Jubilee Debt Campaign Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer
  • Ariel Castro, TUCP Philippines
  • Chair: Owen Tudor, TUC

Invision 1
Cross Border Solidarity: Fighting for Decent Work for Polish Migrant Workers in the UK.  Panel discussion including speakers from Robert Szewczyk – Solidarnosc; Piotr Ostowski – OPZZ;  Jan Mokrzycki - British Federation of Poles; Joanna Lucyszyn - GMB organiser; Ray Jones: Unite organiser, Northern region. More information         


11:15 - 12:30

Congress Suite 1
ACTSA: Undermining Development - copper mining in Zambia; exploring the poor labour, fiscal and environmental standards of the main copper mine in Zambia’s Copperbelt

Congress Suite 2
Traidcraft: :  Improving the lives of workers and farmers in developing countries through better purchasing practices of businesses in the UK.   Focus on supermarkets and our campaign for mandatory action to ensure that our biggest retailers do not abuse their buyer power.  

Congress Suite 3
BananaLink: The Banana Trade and international Solidarity

Congress Suite 4
War on Want: An Indecent Proposal: What Europe's New Trade Strategy Means for Workers

Invision 2
TUC: Decent Work and Human Rights

  • Frances O'Grady, TUC Deputy General Secretary
  • Shane Enright, Amnesty International UK
  • Linus Ukamba, NLC Nigeria
  • Sue Ferns, Prospect Head of Research
  • Chair: Owen Tudor, TUC

13:30 to 14:45

Congress Suite 1
Anti Slavery International: Forced Labour and Trafficking In The Supply Chain

Congress Suite 2
BECTU: Working Towards A Declaration Of Workers’ Rights

Congress Suite 4
War on Want: A Living Wage - The Missing Link In The Supply Chain

Invision 1
Homeworkers Worldwide, and other organisations: Women Workers Organising For Decent Work. Panel discussion on womens’ struggles from Central America to East Africa for decent work - featuring representatives from: Central America Women’s Network, Labour Behind The Label, National Group on Homeworking, Women Working Worldwide. More information

Invision 2
TUC: Decent Work and Core Labour Standards: child labour, forced labour, discrimination and union rights.

  • Brendan Barber, TUC General Secretary
  • General Council speaker
  • Dan Blackburn, International Centre of Trade Union Rights - ICTUR
  • Raju Parackal John, INTUC India
  • Chair: Gemma Freedman, TUC

15:15 to 16:30

Congress Suite 2
Dalit Solidarity Network: Exploitation and Discrimination – the Dalit Communities and the Caste System in India

Congress Suite 4
UNISON: Is Lack of Decent Work Pushing Global Migration?

Decent work and migration are inextricably linked. The lack of decent work is one of the major migration ‘push factors’. This workshop will examine a number of the issues and seek solutions which encourage decent work while not restricting peoples’ right to migrate. Among the questions posed will be:

  • What should a Code of Ethical Recruitment contain?
  • How would circular migration work?
  • What role can trade unions play in ensuring the rights of (migrant) workers in sending countries?
  • Is training health workers to the level of local needs an infringement of rights?

Speakers: 
Nick Sigler (Head of International Relations, UNISON)
Don Flynn (Director, Migrants’ Rights Network).

Invision 2
TUC: Decent Work in Developing Countries

  • Adams Barasa, COTU Kenya
  • Linus Ukamba, NLC Nigeria
  • Raju Parackal John, INTUC India
  • General Council speaker
  • Chair: Gemma Freedman, TUC

Exhibition

Africa Recruit
Anti Slavery International
CAFOD
GMB
International Centre for Trade Union Rights
One World Action
War on Want

Stall

Action for Southern Africa
Africa Recruit
Amnesty International
Anti Slavery International
CAFOD
Dalit Solidarity Network
Labour Behind The Label
International Centre for Trade Union Rights
T&G Unite
UNISON
Zaytoun

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