PSI Union Development and Strategy and Planning Workshops for the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU)

Date: 
18 November, 2014 to 21 November, 2014
Time: 
09.00 - 17.00
Event type: 

1.    One-day workshop for executive members of the young workers’ group and young activists. November 18, 2014 at DPSU headquarters – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Main aims

  • To test draft PSI education material developed for young public service sector members and activists
  • To further improve the skills, knowledge and attitudes of young workers of the DPSU
  • To encourage the development and implementation of action plans in which young trade union activists play a key role

2.    One-day meeting and workshop with executive members of the DPSU’s women’s group and women members of the DPSU’s women’s committee. November 19, 2014 at DPSU headquarters – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Main aims

  • To follow-up on action plans proposed by the DPSU women’s committee
  • To further improve the skills, knowledge and attitudes of young workers of the DPSU

3.    Two-day workshop for the union’s Executive members, Education officer, Industrial Relations officer, Chair of the young workers, Chair of the women’s committee. November 20 - 21, 2014 at DPSU headquarters – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Main aims

  • To explore and make recommendations on the DPSU’s role within the OECS group of public service sector unions
  • To review the current draft of the union’s Strategic Plan and prepare a revised draft

Issues and focus

A key component of all the above workshops and meetings is to make the linkages between the  issues facing the union with PSI’s strategic priorities:

  1. Fighting privatisation in all its forms and proposing alternatives (this includes public sector financing)
  2. Advancing trade union rights
  3. Influencing global policy and global governance
  4. Building trade union membership and growth

Recent consultations initiated by the OECS Monetary Council with public sector unions in the (Organisation of East Caribbean States (OECS) also dictate that this development must be an integral part of the discussions.

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