Greetings from the IFWEA Secretariat and General Secretary:
"Registration for the IFWEA 22nd General Conference in Lima Peru, 5 – 7 December 2015 is now open.
The theme of the Conference is “Precarity or Solidarity? The role of workers’ education in building the 21st Century global labor movement.” The 22nd General Conference theme flows directly from the theme of our 21st Global Conference in 2011 which was titled “Facing Flexibility”, and takes us to the next level of discussion.
We open our gathering with an International Labour History Workshop on Saturday 5 December 2015, entitled “Education and emancipation: towards a global history of workers’ education.” The workshop will inform a special IFWEA issue of the International Labor & Working Class History journal in 2016, on "Workers' Education and Education for Workers".
▷Click here for the programme: http://www.ifwea22generalconference.org/ILHWprogramme#
On 6th December, we will elect our new executive, entertain motions and adopt our strategic programme for the next four years. Our programme will direct us in developing a renewed layer of global leadership in the field of worker education that is grounded in solidarity values, pioneering theories and participative practice.
Full member organisations of IFWEA may submit nominations for the election of the President, the General Secretary, and the Executive Committee and motions for discussion and resolution at General Conference through the 22nd General Conference Website. These must be submitted by the 6 August 2015.
▷Click here for nominations: http://www.ifwea22generalconference.org/call-for-nominations#
▷ Click here for motions:http://www.ifwea22generalconference.org/call-for-motions#
The 7th December, is devoted to our agenda setting International Workshops which unfolds the elements of the 2016 – 2019 IFWEA programme, viz.
1) Agreement on our common values which underpin the pedagogy of workers education;
2) Improving the online provision of education, educational aids and resources on the methods, models, modes and activities of trade unions and member based organizations addressing work informalization in the labour market;
3) Developing a Foundations Skills for Social Change education programme through the Online Labor Academy for grassroots leaders of trade unions and member based organisations and worker educators in the labour movement.
▷ Click here to register: http://www.ifwea22generalconference.org/register-workshops#
I urge you to register and make travel arrangements as soon as possible.
▶ Affiliate News: Interviews and Highlights
See you in Lima, Sahra Ryklief
In this e-bulletin:
◘ NEPAL: "CLASS Nepal Report: The Post Earthquake Program and Impact on Workers" with TJ Khadka, Secretary General
◘ SWEDEN / PALESTINE: "ABF Sweden Report: Solidarity Trip to Gaza, Palestine" with Niklas Skeppar, International President
◘ GLOBAL / via Street Net: "International Labour Organization adopts historical labour standard to tackle the Informal Economy" by Sharon Pillay
◘ EUROPE / via Solidar "Solidar elects a new Board"
▶ Notice: Call For Papers - International Conference: "Transnational Labour Rights Activism across Asia and Beyond"
▶ Project News from IFWEA :
◘ Online Labour Academy (OLA)
◘ Workers Education for Social Justice - Study Circles
▶ Solidarity in Action - find links to global campaigns and petitions than can make a difference
▶ see some interesting analysis in the Opinion section
▶ details to Contact IFWEA Secretariat - email the office, view the website and join the Facebook group