Philippines

A vigorous push on education is key to plans by the global union alliance SIGTUR
A vigorous push on education is key to plans by the global union alliance SIGTUR to broaden the fight against multinational companies over retrograde measures including the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA)(TPPA)
 
The 2013 10th SIGTUR congress in Australia reaffirmed worker education as a focus in raising the awareness of unions and workers across 23 southern hemisphere countries on how they can develop support networks to pressure corporations and governments taking anti-worker actions.
SIGTUR joined forces with the Chris Hani Institute for the second futures commission meeting
Democratic trade unionism and progressive civil society movements are severely impacted by the hegemony of free market ideology imposing its cruel logic on a global basis.  An aspect of this predicament is the assertion of the architects that there is no alternative to this market rule.
 
An alternative union perspective is the domination of free market thinking and policies is a social and political constructive. Neoliberal intellectuals such as Hayeck and Freidman had to engage in an intense struggle to realize this dominance.  
 
The leaders of our movements have to engage in this battle for ideas as a first step towards a deep social, economic and political transformation in the defence of society through the assertion of an alternative to neoliberalism.