On the 11th December the WTO Conference took place in a militarized Buenos Aires where the CTA Autónoma among other organisations and social movements of the country expressed our rejection to this organisation that represents the greed of the biggest transnational companies in opposition to the workers economic and social rights.
In the context of the Argentine Government revocation of World Trade Organization’s Accreditation to key Civil Society Organizations just days before Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, CTA and social movements marched on the International rights day to shout against the liberalisation promoted by the WTO, which has driven the rise of appalling export processing zones in the global South, often with no right to unions and strikes, no job security and low wages.
The demonstration determined to continue building up resistance to the WTO as one of the biggest promoters of the neoliberal and imperialist attacks on people’s political and economic rights.
Now people are under threat through MC11 talks on agriculture, fisheries subsidies, domestic regulation and e-commerce rules and we won't remain silent while it happens.
Argentina SIGTUR congress will be to direct the debates and actions towards the issue of the transformation of work, and the role trade unions and workers play in a new scenario
Trade union confederations from 9 countries met in Bangkok on July 6th and 7th for the Regional Coordinating meeting of the Southern Initiative on Globalization and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR). The meeting was attended by unions from Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea and India.
The challanges of the trade union movement in these countries was discussed, with a common context of advancing neoliberal policies that affect workers’ rights in particular. The struggles carried out from the trade union movement were presented by each member country, reinforcing the need to connect these fights between organizations throughout the global south.