Delegates began discussing resolutions relating to organising and fighting.
Assistant General Secretary Sue Longley opened the discussion, pointing out that we will be hearing about some successes. Among these, she noted an agreement with transnational giant Danone to set limits to precarious work. She also spoke about technical change, job losses and the controversial issue of a universal basic income. You can hear part of her speech on Radio Labour.
She was followed by IUF Asia Pacific Regional Secretary Hidayat Greenfield who spoke about the struggle for permanent jobs and against precarious employment. Noting a series of victories he raised the issue what we win – when we win. He also noted that local wins can translate into change across an entire company.
Delegates from around the world spoke about fights taking place in their countries, including victories for workers. Several addresses upcoming strikes at McDonald’s, including the first-ever McDonald’s strike in the U.K.