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Draft programme for APRECON 2016

26 February, 2016
PSI's 13th Asia Pacific Regional Conference and related meetings draft programme is available for download in English and Japanese.

9 OCTOBER 2016

08h30   AP Youth Event “Organising Young Workers: New Generation of Trade Unionism”

10h30   Coffee/Tea Break

12h30   Lunch

14h00   AP Women Workshop – “QPS for Equality”

15h30   Coffee/Tea Break

17h30   Assembling for Equity March

18h30   Equity March led by Local JC Women Committee and APWOC and participated by the APRECON delegates at Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) station


10 OCTOBER 2016

08h00   APRECON – Registration commencement

09h00   Local Government Municipal and Utilities Network Meeting

10h30   Coffee/Tea Break

11h00   Health Network Meeting

12h30   Lunch

14h00   Subregional Caucus

16h00   APREC Meeting (Members only)

18h30   PSI Welcome Dinner

11 OCTOBER 2016

09h00 - 10h00   APRECON Opening Session

  • Ceremonial Welcome, Speeches, Solidarity Greetings

10h00 -10h15   Procedural matters - Standing Orders Committee, Credential Committee reports

10h15   Session 1: Setting the tone for APRECON – Motivating experiences from Japanese PSI affiliates

11h15   Coffee/Tea Break

11h30   Session 2: Disaster Risk Reduction and Management –  Public Services Perspective

  • Disasters in the AP Region and its impacts on community
  • Role of Public Services Workers in keeping the community safe

12h30   LUNCH

14h00   Session 3: Financing the development and public services, the current trends and opportunities

  • Presentation of the issue followed by panel discussions and interactions

15h30   Coffee/Tea break

16h00   Session 4: Alternatives to Privatization, sharing of experiences and challenging the PPPs

  • Overview of the scenario in the regionally/globally
  • Panel discussion on remunicipalisation

17h30 - 18h30   Session 5: Presentation and Discussions

  • 2016-2021 priorities and plan for the region

19h00   Solidarity dinner hosted by PSI Japan Council (PSI JC)

12 OCTOBER 2016

09h00   Session 6: Trade Union Rights’ continuing challenges to the public services and union responses

  • Country experiences in dealing with the TUR issues - sharing the struggles and practices
  • Consolidating solidarity and way forward strategies
  • Interactions

10h30   Coffee/Tea break

11h00   Session 7: Organizing Strategies in Health Care Services in the region

  • Precarious work in the health services
  • Private health sector organizing
  • Interactions

12h30   Lunch

14h00   Session 8: Directions for organizing and growth in the AP region

  • Crucial strategies and targets identified for the region
  • Leadership roles and responsibilities of AP structure
  • How projects in the region can be re-oriented
  • Discussions and use of regional solidarity fund

15h30   Coffee/tea Break

16h00   Session 9: Closing

  • Adoptions of resolutions and statements
  • Felicitation and vote of thanks


Full draft programme in English (pdf)
Full draft programme in Japanese (pdf)


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