June 6, 2020
Invitation to a Global Trade Union Assembly — July, August and September, 2020
- Pandemic and Beyond: Workers Organizing for a Public Future
A Series of Virtual Meetings during July, August and September 2020
In response to the ongoing public health and economic crises, more than 30 trade union bodies from 18 countries have come together to convene a global assembly. TUED has been working with the convening unions to coordinate preparations for the Assembly.
Titled “Pandemic and Beyond: Workers Organizing for a Public Future,” the Assembly will take place as a series of 2-hour, virtual meetings during July, August and September 2020. The opening session will take place on July 11th. The final session will take place on September 10th. The full program is available on the Assembly website.
The aim of the Assembly is to further build North-South solidarity and deepen our analysis of the many impacts of COVID19, both immediate and longer term. The convening unions see the Assembly as a means to further promote bold, pro-public solutions that can help address the deep structural flaws in the current system.
The Assembly is open to all trade union members, activists and leaders, as well as movement allies. Please register here.
If your union would like to sign on to the list of conveners, or if you have questions about convening, please email Irene HongPing Shen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Will the Assembly Be Organised?
Sessions will be scheduled to accommodate as many time zones as possible (evening hours for the Asia-Pacific region; mid-afternoon for Europe and Africa; early morning in the Americas).
Interpretation will be available for English, Spanish and French; with accommodation for additional languages if possible, depending on registrations and resources.
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TUED Global Forum
Thursday, June 11, 7:30am East US
In order to help raise awareness and build momentum for the Assembly, all unions are invited to participate in a TUED Global Forum next Thursday, June 11, 7:30am East US (find your local time here).Representatives of unions convening the Assembly will talk about their involvement in the initiative and the planned content of the various sessions. The Forum will provide an opportunity to address questions regarding structure, registration and logistics, and discuss how together we can make the Assembly a successful expression of international solidarity.
Please RSVP for the Global Forum here.
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If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Irene HongPing Shen: email@example.com.
The TUED Team