July 16 In SF-Dockworkers Union MUA Australia Queensland Leader Bob Carnegi To Speak At Conference On Fight Against Privatization & Deregulation

July 16 In SF-Dockworkers Union MUA Australia Queensland Leader Bob Carnegi To Speak At Conference On Fight Against Privatization & Deregulation
Bob Carnegi the MUA leader from Queensland Australia Branch will be speaking on privatization and the attack on workers in Australia and around the world including the TPP through deregulation and privatization.

International Conference Against Privatization

July 16 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Free) ILWU 34 Hall - 801 2nd St., next to AT&T Ball Park
International Conference Against Privatization
<7-16-Mexico cnte_michoacan teahcers march_19-05-2016.jpg_1718483346.jpg>The effort to destroy unions and working conditions is directly connected to privatization and deregulation. In nearly every country of the world, public workers are under attack through outsourcing and deregulation. This educational conference will look at privatization in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
Another key part of international policy that is being pushed through the US-controlled IMF and World Bank are trade agreements such as NAFTA, CAFTA, and the TPP. This conference will look at the history of so-called “Free Trade” agreements and how this has lowered working conditions and also brought about the destruction of health and safety conditions and the privatization of healthcare, housing, education, and all public services.
Another focus of this conference will be the relationship of privatization to corruption on a global level. The crisis in Brazil and other countries are examples of how privatization has led to a growing corruption crisis.
Speakers from around the world will connect the dots and explain how unions have organized locally, nationally and internationally to defend working people.
Partial list of speakers: Humberto Montes de Oca,Electrical Workers Union leader of the Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas/Electrician's Union-Secretario del Interior; Guadalupe Ibeth Luquin Montaño, the National "CNTE" Executive Member Teachers Union; Bob Carnegie, Australia MUA Queen's Land Branch Secretary; David Welsh, NALC 214, Frank M. Adamson PhD. Senior Policy and Research Analyst at the Sanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE),
Endorsed by United Public Workers For Action (UPWA.info), Transport Workers Solidarity Committee www.transportworkers.org
Please register by calling (415)282-1908

MUA Queensland Bob Carnegi On IDC International Day of Action In Australia "Workers United Will Never Be Defeated"
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International Dockworkers Council (IDC) - Queensland Branch MUA
Maritime Union of Australia
Published on Jul 13, 2016
International Dockworkers Council (IDC) - Queensland Branch.
The MUA joined workers from around the world out in force to highlight the issues faced by wharfies around the world.
Every port in Australia had an action of some description with most ports taking to the streets to raise their grievances centred around job-security, safety and general worker’s rights.
Dockers in ports on six continents took part of the union action day, including the thousands of dockers belonging to the International Dockworkers' Council (IDC), the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF).
Under the slogan ‘Defend Dockers Rights’ and using the hashtag #defenddockersrights, the event was hailed as highly successful.
Dockers in the following countries were involved in activities: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Togo, Turkey, USA, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Jordi Aragunde, IDC general coordinator said: "This is the first time the world will carry out a collective action which highlights the contribution of dockworkers to the world economy, and which speaks to the professional risks involved in their work. This action will display the resolve of these works to defend not only the security of their jobs, but also their working conditions, dignity, and collective bargaining power."
"In our industry, shipping lines are grouped into alliances and port operators join forces to develop uniform strategies to achieve the same goals in all ports of the world. We are now united workers who want to respond to our own needs."
ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “This day is a reaction to the fact that attacks on dockers aren’t going away, they’re escalating all the time all over the world. The international dockers’ community isn’t going to stand for poor conditions, automation without union consultation or downgrading of the professional status of dockworkers.”
“This is longshoremen, dockers, wharfies in every corner of the world being clear about that and taking collective action to raise their profile and send a message to employers.”
The MUA’s national officials scattered around the country to lead the actions.
Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith led the South Australian contingent in Port Adelaide.
“Congratulations need to be extended to the ITF and IDC for a truly inspirational day of international solidarity, that showed the capacity and the ability to organise wharfies worldwide,” Smith said.
“The MUA got behind the day and joined in to send a strong signal to the employers that we are prepared to take them on and we are prepared to stand up to these global giants who are trying to encroach upon workers’ rights and living standards across the globe.
“Finding unity is a precious thing of which great care must be taken to build and continue to develop into a powerful fighting force.
“MUA Branches played a significant role, turning out in colourful and vibrant actions across the country to stand side-by-side with their comrades, brothers and sisters across the planet.