6 November, 2012At an IndustriALL national seminar for Colombian women, participants agreed to communicate IndustriALL Global Union’s action plan to their colleagues.
Women from IndustriALL affiliates across Colombia attended the 18th IndustriALL national women’s meeting in Bogota, Colombia on 18-19 October.
Participants included delegates from SINTRACARCOL, SINTRAELECOL, SINTRACARBON, FENALTEC, SINTRAGASQUIMED and FETRAMECOL.
Participants discussed gender struggles in world history, key demands and how to promote women’s position in society; national legislation on equality issues; and women’s representation in trade unions in the context of a gradual increase in the number of women occupying leadership positions.
Participants agreed to communicate IndustriALL Global Union’s action plan to their colleagues and to create a network to ensure the kind of regular communication that is needed to promote trade union solidarity.
Carlos Bustos, IndustriALL’s project coordinator in Colombia said that participants also agreed to encourage their colleagues to participate in trade union activities and help improve organization in order to win benefits such as protection during maternity.
Finally, participants reaffirmed their commitment to preparing men and women trade unionists for power under the slogan of "We Want Government, We Want Power", said Bustos.