A recent survey reveals how deadly the attacks on trade union rights have been in many countries, including Colombia, Zimbabwe, Burma and Iran. Canadian unionists will gather on Nov. 15 to discuss ways of dealing with the problem.
Janek Kuczkiewicz, director of human and trade union rights at the International Trade Union Confederation, is a co-author of the Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights. He will lead a discussion at the University of Toronto on how we can fight together to protect and defend workers’ rights in other parts of the world and force governments and employers to respect international labour standards and other rights.
“The simple and democratic opportunity to organize, engage in collective bargaining and fight for one’s rights without fear of intimidation is being constantly undermined,” notes a flyer.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, 7-9 p.m., University of Toronto, Room 610 in the Health Sciences Building, 155 College St., 6th Floor, Toronto, Ont.
Watch for a report on the discussion.