BKDP National Youth Seminar

4-5 December 2010, Kryzhovka

During national youth seminar participants discussed the information and issues brought up in youth exchange in June 2010 in Turkey. Continue reading

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Youth and Trade Unions – Follow up meeting in Brazil

Youth and Trade Unions, a follow-up meeting organised in Brazil by CUT member unions and TIE Brasil that are part of our network. You can see the program of the event and twitted notes from the even in our blog now. Continue reading

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Brazilianen en productiemapping op film

Begin november waren vier Braziliaanse vakbondsactivisten in Nederland. In die week zijn er twee filmpjes gemaakt waarin de Brazilianen vertellen over hun indrukken en de methode productiemapping. 

In the beginning of November four Brazilian union activists visited the Netherlands. Two videos are made in which the Brazilians elaborate on their impressions and the method Productionmapping.

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McDonald’s Russia: violations of young workers rights in Moscow region

It is no secret that McDonald’s is the place where students often get a job during their studies to earn some extra income – the work does not require any specific qualifications, and the work schedules are flexible. That is why the number of young workers in this fast food chain’s restaurants is high. However a recent inspection by Moscow region’s prosecutor’s office and regional labor inspector has identified numerous violations of those employees’ rights. Continue reading

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Türkiye’de genç işçilere asgari ücret oyunu (Minimum page game targeting young workers in Turkey)

Çalışma ve Sosyal Güvenlik Bakanlığı yeni bir hazırlığın içinde. Bu hazırlık, asgari ücret sisteminde bir değişikliği gündeme getiriyor. Bakanlık, yapmayı planladığı değişikliğin gerekçesini “gençlerin istihdamının artırılması” olarak izah etmeye çalışıyor. Continue reading

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Presentation on MAPPEO method

MAPPEO is used for investigating the productive system, departing from the point of view of the workers and identify problems for workers that are caused by the ways the production process is organised. This method was developed by TIE-Brazil, in cooperation with members of different trade unions. Continue reading

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Interview with Brazilian union activists (in Portuguese)

Last week a delegation of Brazilian trade union activists visited the Netherlands. They organised workshops for their Dutch colleagues. Below, you’ll find the link to a radio interview with Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Continue reading

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Report of the Seminar ‘Youth and Trade Unions’

In the beginning of November four Brazilian union activists from the Brazilian CUT visisted the unions in the Netherlands. they were invited to share their experiences and expertise around unionism with Dutch union members, officials and organisers of FNV Bondgenoten. On November 4, the seminar ‘Youth and Trade Unions, and international exchange programme’ took place. Below, a report on the seminar can be downloaded.   Continue reading

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Seminar ‘Youth, the trade union movement, and politics in Brazil’

With participation of Brazilian trade union activists

Sunday 7 November 2010 between 15:00 – 18:00

De Wittenstraat 25, Amsterdam

The continental superpower Brazil heads for a change of power. The presidential elections in October 2010 will tell who will succeed president Lula and which political direction Brazil will take in the coming years. Continue reading

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Seminar Jongeren en Vakbonden, een internationaal uitwisselingsprogramma

Inclusief een workshop ‘Workplace Mapping’ van Braziliaanse vakbondsleden

Op 4 november 2010 bij FNV Bondgenoten in Utrecht van 9:30 tot 16:30 uur.

Van 20-26 juni 2010 hebben 6 jonge medewerkers en kaderleden van FNV Bondgenoten meegedaan aan een internationale uitwisseling over het thema ‘jongeren en vakbonden’ in Turkije. Zij hebben met collega’s uit Turkije, Belarus en Brazilië ervaringen uitgewisseld over de situatie van jongeren in vakbonden in deze landen en het organiseren van jonge werknemers. De uitwisseling heeft op korte termijn al op meerdere punten resultaten opgeleverd en ontwikkelingen in gang gezet. Continue reading

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