Category: English-speaking Caribbean Sugar & Bananas Project

Jamaica: IUF Workshop on Maternity Protection: 22-23 October 2007

IUF Workshop on Maternity Protection in the sugar and bananas sectors of the English-speaking Caribbean October 22 & 23, 2007. Savanna-La-Mar, Jamaica The opening remarks and welcome speech was made by Clifton Grant (University & Allied Workers Union – UAWU in Jamaica). He then invited Jorge Chullen (IUF global sugar co-coordinator), Wycliffe Matthews (Bustamante Industrial …

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Guyana: IUF roundtable on Guyana’s Sugar Sector

A roundtable on the future of the cane and sugar sector in Guyana was held on 16 October with the participation of all the main interest groups in the cane and sugar sector of Guyana was the opening session of an IUF/GAWU/NAACIE Sugar Seminar. Thirty-four delegates from GAWU and NAACIE, along with invitees from different …

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Guyana: Workshop on HIV/AIDS with GAWU and NAACIE

Report by Aslim Singh, GAWU Georgetown, Guyana, 17 October 2007 – A meeting on May 16, 2007 with delegates from GAWU and NAACIE, the two unions organising in Guyana’s sugar sector, felt that Youths were most affected and afflicted by HIV/AIDS as such it was agreed that GAWU Youth Group’s first activity would be a …

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IUF Communication Program: Internet and Trade Union Solidarity: Observations and Recommendations on LBI factory, Guyana.

The IUF Communication Program: Internet and Trade Union Solidarity for sugar workers union in the English-speaking Caribbean included working on Occupational Safety and Health.

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Day 5: IUF Communication Program: Internet and Trade Unions Solidarity. Evaluation.

09 February: the participants completed an “evaluation form” which would be analysed at a later date. The overall response was, however, quite positive. Annie Labaj, CAW, participated via Skype in most of the evaluation on the training.

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Day 4: The IUF Communication Program: Internet and Trade Unions Solidarity in the Caribbean.

February 08: The first part of the Internet session conducted by Jasper looked at the IUF family of web sites, starting with the main page (www.iuf.org). On the page, the participants explored the different sections: the Urgent Actions, Editorials and News. In Urgent Actions they looked at the news on “Spanish Union Officer Sacked for …

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Day 3: IUF Communication Program: Internet and Trade Unions Solidarity in the Caribbean.

February 08: The Internet session finished basic features in the electronic world: translation software available on the Internet. Exercises were done translating news in Spanish into English.

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Day 2: IUF Communication Program: Internet and Trade Unions Solidarity in the Caribbean.

February 07: The Internet session completed the review of some basic communication tools, particularly in setting conference calls using Skype, dealing with security issues, and navigating the Internet. The participants were divided in two groups, according to their expertise in using the Internet. One group did refine searches on the Internet and within web sites, …

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Day 1: IUF Communication Program: Internet and Trade Unions Solidarity in the Caribbean.

The IUF Communication Program: Internet and Trade Union Solidarity successfully started on Monday 5 Feb. at the GAWU headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana.

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Participants in the IUF Communication Training in the English-speaking Caribbean

Meet the participants in the IUF Communication Training: Internet and Trade Union Solidarity for sugar unions in the English-speaking Caribbean, and what they expect from it. The training will take place from 5-9 February at the GAWU headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana.

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