On May 7 to 9, CCU Vice President Frank Robertson and I were fortunate to attend the 2016 LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference, held at Ryerson University in Toronto Ontario.
LabourStart is the global labour movement’s news and campagining service, and the conference was attended by labour activists from around the globe. Workshops were held on issues such as organizing migrant farm workers in Canada, the labour and human rights of migrants and refugees in Europe, the upcoming World Social Fourm in Montreal, workers’ rights abuses in the shipbreaking industry in Bangledesh, online and offline solidarity campagins, and much more.
The conference was attended by 290 union leaders, rank and file members, labour activists, and social justice activists from 17 different countries. The delegates shared, learned and taught together, about all aspects of labour rights campagaining and global solidarity.
Frank and I left the conference engaged, educated, and invigorated through the knowlegde and comradeship shared with us by our fellow labour activists from around the globe.
Please take a momment to sign these LabourStart Campaigns supporting the rights of workers all over the world.
Thank you LabourStart for an amazing experience. Solidarity Forever.