UNI’s nominated all female leadership breaking the glass ceiling for trade union women around the world

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Alke Boessiger, who has been nominated by the UNI World Executive Board as the Deputy General Secretary of UNI Global Union, delivered a strong speech on gender equality at the 5th UNI World Women’s Conference in Liverpool today.

Boessiger emphasised the woman’s struggle – the right to be educated, right to work, right to work/life balance and to be paid equally – in the current patriarchal world.

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UNI Women’s Conference: “Denise you made it happen!”

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The UNI World Women’s Conference paid tribute to the vision and leadership of Denise McGuire, who will be stepping down as World President of UNI Equal Opportunities.

“I want to thank Denise for her determined and thoughtful leadership for the past years,” said Deputy General Secretary of UNI Global Union Christy Hoffman. “What a tremendous asset she has been for UNI and for the UNI Women.  We wish the happiest of retirements although, I know we will never lose Denise from our movement.”

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“Sisters, we need to stand together!”: The legacy of UNI Global Union President, Ann Selin

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At UNI Global Union’s 5th World Women’s Conference in Liverpool, Ann Selin, President of Finnish union PAM and of UNI Global Union, delivered an inspiring speech tracking her own trade union journey and emphasising the importance of the future generation of trade union women.

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Christy Hoffman To World Women’s Conference – “We Must Take The Opportunity To Eliminate Sexual Harassment”

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At the opening of the World Women’s Conference in Liverpool, Deputy General Secretary Christy Hoffman told 700 top union delegates from all over the world that sexual harassment was one of the biggest scourges facing our time.

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