Monday, November 15, 2010

UNI GLOBAL UNION WORLD CONFERENCE


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The UNI World Congress finished with a bang of Japanese and African drums making a symbolic transition to Cape Town, South Africa, site of the UNI World Congress in 2014.
3rd UNI WORLD CONGRESS - NAGASAKI, JAPAN / 9-12 NOVEMBER 2010
                                 UNI Global Union Breaking Through

Some 2000 trade unionists from around the world  came together in Nagasaki, Japan, from 9th November  to 12th  November 2010 for the UNI Global Union 3rd World Congress, which will set the course for UNI’s next four years.

UNI’s key challenges include developing strategies to come out of the global financial crisis with government recovery plans that put people back to work, fighting staggering income inequality and ensuring workers in every corner of the world have the right to organize and bargain collectively. UNI is also facing head on the threats from climate change and from the build up of nuclear weapons.

On the site, union-network.org you can find information about UNI’s Breaking Through plan, its fight for jobs and justice during the global economic crisis and the push for world peace and freedom from fear for union activists.
      Congress delegates endorsed Breaking Through, the new plan for UNI to grow itself and its unions by focusing on organizing workers and ensuring collective bargaining rights. The Congress also passed a host of other resolutions, including a new plan to ensure women hold at least 40 percent of every leadership structure in the organization. The Congress also approved a new organizing fund, to which affiliates can contribute to fund union organizing work around the world.

Congress delegates elected a new president, Joe de Bruyn, a leader of Australian commerce union SDA. They reelected Philip Jennings as General Secretary.

“This UNI Global Union knows where it wants to go,” Jennings said in his closing address. “There is no time to lose. We are stronger together. This is a team effort. You elected me but you endorsed a team.”
Jennings said the team, in offices around the world, will work together on Breaking Through.
Jennings thanked the Japanese team for their “Brilliant Congress.”
“Please feel proud,” he said. “You could not have done better.”
Aside from all their work planning and organising the Congress, the Japanese host unions brought an army of young union member volunteers to Nagasaki who acted as guides, ambassadors, interpreters and all-around helpers for Congress attendees. The volunteers helped create a wonderful atmosphere at the Congress.
“To South Africa: 2014 is just around the corner,” Jennings said. “In Berlin, Chicago and Nagasaki the bar has been lifted. Together we will take the 2014 Congress to a new level again.”

 From India Post tree affliates,FNPO,NAPEC,NUGDS were represented by Sri D.Teagarajan,SG,Sri D.Kisan Rao,GS,Sri P.U.Muralidaran GS.Sri D.Teagarajan was elected to te world body as executive committee member.