NSCAG webinar: Trade Unions - the Nicaraguan Example

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 11 August 2020

NSCAG will be holding a free webinar on Thursday 27 August from 6.00 - 7.30 pm (UK time). Please see below for details and how to register.

Guest speakers from two Nicaraguan trade unions will discuss the way in which they have seen their rights restored and significant improvements for workers and working conditions since the election of the FSLN (Sandinista National Liberation Front) in 2007. Nicaraguan trade unions enjoy a valued place in society and play a central role in the economic and social development of the country. Come along to this webinar to hear more about the Nicaraguan model of trade unionism and the benefits this brings to Nicaraguan workers and their families.

Speakers:

José Antonio Zepeda, General Secretary of the Nicaraguan teachers’ union ANDEN and International Coordinator of the National Workers’ Front, FNT (equivalent to the British TUC). Formed in 1979, ANDEN is one of the biggest teaching unions in Nicaragua and has 27,000 members, representing over 80% of primary and secondary school teachers. It is also a member of Education International. José Antonio is a teacher of media studies.

Flor Avellan, Deputy General Secretary of the Self-Employed Workers' Union, CTCP. Formed in May 2002, the union currently has a membership of 65,000 and represents those who work in what is typically referred to as the ‘informal sector’. The union brings together people who work in the streets selling all kinds of cheap goods and services. Flor herself is a street seller, usually working at traffic lights and bus stops.

Chair: David McKnight, member of NSCAG Executive Committee and Chair, Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign

The presentations from Jose Antonio and Flor will be made in Spanish but with interpreting into English.

REGISTER NOW FOR A FREE TICKET HERE:-

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trade-unions-the-nicaraguan-example-tickets-116564177593

Please send any questions in advance to nscag@nicaraguasc.org.uk

Information on how to join the Zoom meeting will be sent to you once you have registered for the event.



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