Global Solidarity Summer School

22 August 2019 - 23 August 2019, 12:00 - 13:00

11th ICTU Global Solidarity Summer School

“ILO Centenary-relevance 100 years on”

22/23 August 2019, Clayton Whites Hotel Wexford

Congress is pleased to inform you that our annual summer school will take place in Wexford from 22 to 23 August 2019.

2019 marks the centenary of the ILO and we will be reflecting on the progress made through the ILO and future trade union campaigns in support of decent work, democracies for people, Just Transitions and a New Social Contract that leaves nobody behind.

Sessions will include:

History of the Workers Group in the ILO;

Reflections on our achievements at this year’s International Labour Conference – ILO Declaration on the Future of Work and a new ILO Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work;

Organising to build workers’ power – hear about the International Trade Union Confederation strategic priorities and plans including the four pillars of Peace, Democracy and Rights; Regulating Economic Power; Global Shifts - Just Transitions; and Equality.

Report back on discussions on Goal 8 – Decent Work – at recent UN High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals in New York;

Exploring the impact a new Social Contract could have within Global Supply chains illustrating his work in Cambodia amongst Garment Workers – David Cichon;

Organising against Discrimination and Exclusion:

  • The Irish Government is presenting its joint Fifth, Sixth and Seventh State Report to the CERD (Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) in Geneva in November 2019. In response to this, ENAR Ireland is co-ordinating a Collective Civil Society Alternative Report;
  • A prison without Walls - Housing4All, a group campaigning to ensure that all people seeking asylum are given the opportunity to lead dignified and secure lives. Also featuring an update from Belfast City of Sanctuary & Schools of Sanctuary

Full programme available here.

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Whites Clayton Hotel, Wexford, County Wexford

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