The Trade Unions and Migrants Dialogue held on May 4, 2017 was attended by migrants and grassroots organization leaders from different countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the Philippines.
Migrants Situations and Struggles, and Discussions on the KMU Migrants Programs, were two of the main topics that were discussed.
Present at the dialogue were Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), Migrante International, Migrante Taiwan, Migrante Hong Kong, Migrante Australia, Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights – Canad, FIRST Union – New Zealand, AMWU – Australia, Anglo – KMU, and Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM).
The trade unions, migrant organizations and advocates unite to:
- Strengthen the unity of workers – migrants and locals – to resist neoliberal attacks to our rights by launching campaigns and intensifying education efforts on the impacts of neoliberalism to all working people
- Promote dialogues between organizations/unions of workers and migrant associations as a way to exchange information and views, and identifying common concerns and actions
- Heighten mutual support in campaigns and other activities
- Complement organizing of unions and other forms of associations for collective action
- Encourage similar dialogues and initiatives that will bring together unions, workers organizations, migrant associations and advocates for labor rights and welfare of all workers
The dialogue was organized by APMM together with the participating organizations.
Click to view the photos taken during the dialogue here: The Trade Unions and Migrants Dialogue
Watch the video message of APMM’s Ramon Bultron here: Video message of Ramon Bultron