Metalworkers to meet in Jakarta
360 representatives from IMF affiliates in 47 countries are on their way to IMF meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 5-8.
INDONESIA: The meeting sequence starts with the IMF Women’s Conference on Monday December 5. The IMF Executive Committee will meet December 6, and the IMF Central Committee meets December 7 and 8. The delegates will be welcomed by the IMF Indonesia affiliates Federation of Indonesian Metal Workers' Union (FSPMI) and Federation of Metal, Machine and Electronic Workers (Lomenik-SBSI).
The main issues for discussion concern the implementation of the IMF’s Action Programme 2009-2013 with focus on trade union rights, trade union networks and building stronger unions. There will also be a panel on precarious work and social security – an area where the Indonesian unions recently won a landmark victory.
The union representatives will then discuss the creation of a new global union federation for workers in the manufacturing industries, and a new global unionism, and decide on an extraordinary congress on June 18-20, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
It is rainy season in Indonesia, so the delegates are encouraged to bring an umbrella. In December, temperatures vary from 22 to 34° C with an average of 19 wet days and 80 per cent humidity. More on the peculiarities of the country, hotels and conditions, read the practical information guide.
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