We are interested in getting involved in the discussion about the present and future of work in this context of transnational control of the economy and productive offshoring that big companies exercise through global value chains.
On Thursday 5th July 2018 CTA took a big step in developing a regional strategy to build the Industry Workers National Coordination of the CTA, and launched its request of affiliation to IndustriALL global Union.
This initiative is the result of deep national, regional debate taking into account the global context, CTA see more than ever the importance to organize as workers to preserve our labour conditions as well as our jobs against the assault of the new neoliberal wave.
In the international division of work our country is pushed in the place of a commodities and raw materials producer while trade liberalization combined with strong incentives for the financial economy produces scarce industrialization.
Meanwhile, the right wing governments that arrived to the region undermined the capabilities of MERCOSUR to build productive complementarity at a regional scale and now MERCOSUR is negotiating against the clock to close a free trade agreement with European Union which would be terrible for the industry and regional economies in our country.
We are sure that this context give us the responsibility to gather together and build an alternative and sustainable productive matrix for the country with the vision of the workers as well as think about the energy matrix required for that. This will be a model of development based on human and labour rights, sustainability and sovereignty.
We are interested in getting involved in the discussion about the present and future of work in this context of transnational control of the economy and productive offshoring that big companies exercise through global value chains. In addition to that we face the challenge of fourth industrial revolution and the debate about new technologies in relation to jobs.
CTA has identify the need for an international effort to respond globally to capitalism that attacks us all in the same way. The CTA leadership has engaged with the leadership of IndustriALL global union and will now step up these discussions now that the Industry Workers National Coordination has been formed and will be seeking formally affiliation to IndustriALL.
Delegates representing many sectors engaged in a rich and intense debate. The industries represented were pharmaceutical, leather, sugar, clothing, technology, nuclear, metallurgical and shipbuilding industries. The now constuted Workers National Coordination Industry which will represent around 22.000 workers have reaffirmed their wish to be an IndustriALL affiliate.
At the end of the day, the conference made a public presentation and launching of the National Coordination with the presence of delegates from different unions from the country and Ruben Cortina, recently elected president of UNI global Union, who celebrate this decision and underline the vision of unity of the industrial working class from Argentina.