UNI-Americas Info Bulletin for February 2008
Regional Secretary: Rodolfo Benítez No. 54 – FEBRUARY – 2008
3rd UNI-AMERICAS TELECOM REGIONAL CONFERENCE
The 3rd UNI-Americas Telecom Regional Conference will be held on May 13 and 14, 2008, in Panama City , Republic of Panama . Click on this news headline to view the Notification, the Program, the Draft Agenda, and the Registration Form in Spanish.
ON THE ALERT FOR LAYOFFS AT TELEFONICA
Over the last few days, UNI-Americas has received reports from its affiliates about redundancies taking place in Telefónica in various countries of the region. In light of this situation, UNI and UNI-Americas Telecom have decided that, based on all the background information provided by the affiliates, Bro. Neil Anderson, Head of the UNI Telecom Department in Switzerland , should ask the company in Spain for an explanation of these events. If you have or require any information, please contact our Panama Regional Office through the Sector’s Regional Director. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
REPORT ON THE MEETING OF THE UNI TELEFONICA GLOBAL UNION ALLIANCE
We present to our readership the Report on the Meeting of the UNI Telefónica Global Union Alliance held in Panama City , Panama , on January 17 and 18, 2008.
3RD UNI-AMERICAS WOMEN’S REGIONAL CONFERENCE
The President of UNI-Americas Women, Sis. Neide Fonseca, has summoned women in the Americas to the 3rd UNI-Americas Women’s Regional Conference to be held from April 21 to 23, 2008 in Panama City , Panama . The slogan of the conference will be “Trade Union Women Workers of the Americas Reasserting our Commitments.”
The Conference will address two vitally important topics:
§ The fight of the trade union movement for equal distribution of goods and wealth.
§ Every woman has the right to live free from violence.
Click on this news headline to view the Notification, the Agenda, Circular No. 2 CRM, and the Reservation Form in Spanish.
PASSING OF STEFAN NEDZYNSKI
Stefan Nedzynski, the former General Secretary of the Postal, Telegraph and Telephone International (PTTI - former CI) and former Assistant General Secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), passed away on January 8, 2008, at the age of 88. A postal unionist with 30 years of activism in the global trade union movement, Nedzynski will be remembered for his outstanding intellect and his global trade union campaigns against the military dictatorship in Chile and Apartheid in South Africa . We hereby extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and all his fellow postal workers around the world.
58th NATIONAL CONGRESS OF FOECYT – ARGENTINA
The Federation of Postal and Telecommunications Workers and Employees (FOECyT) will hold its 58th National (Ordinary) Congress next April 23 - 25 in San Salvador de Jujuy , Argentina . Approximately one hundred and fifty Congress Delegates are expected to attend this major event. The delegates will work hard for three days to deal with a wide-ranging agenda, which includes aspects directly linked to labor relations between the Organization and the Company, the situation of the union-run health care service, and other equally important issues, in addition to presentations by the attending unions.
Collaboration FOECYT: email@example.com
We encourage our readers to send their comments, suggestions and contributions to the editor of UNI-Info via email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com, by fax ++ (507) 317-0170, and by post to Apartado Postal 0819-06290, Panama .