Caribbean Sub-regional Women’s Advisory Committee (SUBWOC) meeting

Date: 
27 March, 2015
Time: 
09.15 - 17.30
Location: 
ABVO Headquarters, Curaçao
Event type: 
The Caribbean Sub-regional Women’s Advisory Committee (SUBWOC) meeting will be held on 27 March 2015 at 9:15 am in the ABVO Headquarters in Curaçao. The main theme of the meeting will be “Strategising for the future. Building union power and influence.”

The Sub-regional Women’s Advisory Committee (SUBWOC) meets on the day preceding the Sub-regional Advisory Committee (SUBRAC) meeting and comprises the women representatives attending that meeting. The chair is Sis Jillian Bartlett, the Caribbean Women’s Titular. The SUBWOC meets annually. In accordance with PSI’s constitution, the number of representatives attending the SUBWOC meeting must be at least 50% of the number of representatives attending the SUBRAC meeting.

During the meeting, the committee deliberates on a wide range of issues and in general advises on:

  1. ways to promote the full development of the potential of women in trade unions and in their workplaces;
  2. activities and campaigns that would compensate for the results of discrimination against women at all organisational levels within unions;
  3. ways that affiliates might work to achieve fair and equitable recognition of women’s contributions within unions and in paid employment;
  4. ways to support the work of the wider trade union movement in achieving gender equality and equity.

The meeting provides a focussed opportunity for women members to deliberate and make recommendations on the achievement of gender equality and equity. Equally important, members examine and articulate their perspectives on the wide range of issues to be discussed at the SUBRAC meeting.

The meeting seeks to Inform, Educate and Motivate/Inspire committee members.

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