The committee of Arthur Svensson`s International Prize for Union Rights announced it has started accepting nominations for 2013.
The International Prize for trade union rights was established in 2010 by Industri Energi (IE), IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Norway, with the aim to promote and strengthen trade unions and trade union rights internationally. The prize is granted annually based on proposals from trade unions around the world. The prize is worth NOK 500,000 (approximately US$87,000).
The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2013.
Nominations can be submitted in Norwegian, English, French or Spanish by completing the form on the webpage http://www.svenssonprize.com/nomination/ or by writing to Committee Secretary Espen Løken (IE) at [email protected] or via fax: +47 23 06 13 60.
Since its creation in 2010 there were three winners of the prize. In 2010, the award was given to Wellington Chibebe in expression of deep respect to his fearless commitment to labour rights and democracy in Zimbabwe.
In 2011, the winner was ShaherSae´d, Secretary General of Palestine General Federation of Trade Union (PGFTU) who made substantial input in the fight for trade union rights in Palestine.
The most recent award in 2012, was granted to the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) in respect to their persistent grass root struggle and mass mobilization for better pay and working conditions in the Cambodian clothing industry.