18 November, 2014 to 19 November, 2014
University of Buenos Aires, School of law, Argentina
PSI affiliates represent hundreds of thousands of educational support and cultural workers throughout the world, many of whom work without job security, fair compensation and benefits, or recognition that their services are vital to ensuring high quality public education and culture for all citizens. The jobs of these workers are on the frontlines of the privatization and casualization struggle within the education and cultural sector, and many of them face challenges in pursuing their basic freedom to form a union and collectively bargain their terms and conditions of service.
PSI is convening the founding meeting of the PSI Educational Support and Cultural Workers Network to establish a formal PSI structure to confront the challenges that these workers face throughout the world.
The founding meeting, co-hosted by PSI affiliate APUBA and the confederation CONTUA will to take place on 18-19 November 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Network will adopt a Plan of Action to :
- encourage solidarity with those affiliates struggling to assert and exercise their rights of free association and collective bargaining,
- support those affiliates actively organizing and mobilizing educational support and cultural workers,
- conduct strategic research on the global political and private sector interests responsible for the attacks on public sector jobs and unions,
- coordinate campaigns to defend the rights and interests of educational support and cultural workers around the world as well as improve the quality of public education for all.
If you have not already done so please fill out the PSI Educational Support Workers' Network Survey.
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