22 March, 2016On 15-16 March, the Labour Institute in Chisinau, Moldova, hosted the final workshop of the Training of Trainers project organized by IndustriALL Global Union and its French affiliate FO Metaux.
More than 20 union activists from IndustriALL’s four Moldavian affiliates participated in the workshop.
The specifics of this project was the homework that the participants had to do between workshops to ensure they move from the trainee level to the active trainers level. For the final workshop, all participants prepared presentations of the workshops and trainings they held on their own at their local unions or in their regions.
Jean-Yves Sabot, secretary of FO Metaux, France, who previously facilitated similar training projects for IndustriALL affiliates in Russia and Ukraine, noted the existence of the union leaders’ political will to create a steady system of trade union training in Moldova. He urged the trade unions’ leaders and Oleg Budza, the president of the National Confederation of Trade Unions of Moldova, who attended the workshop, to pay attention to the graduates of this training project for the trade unions to use their capacity and at the same time to give the graduates career prospects within trade unions.
At the end of the workshop, Ion Pirgaru, an IndustriALL coordinator and the chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Communications Workers of Moldova, congratulated the graduates and handed them the certificates of trade union trainers.
Vadim Borisov, regional representative of IndustriALL in the CIS, said IndustriALL would keep working with the trade union trainers in the region. He also noted the need to create a network of trade union trainers.