Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 4th meeting of RSISL (International Labor Network of Solidarity and Struggles) had to be postponed several times. Now, the activity is scheduled to take place from 21 to 24 April in Dijon, France.
RSISL has released the details of the programme and information for those interested in participating in this international event of important relevance for building the independent and class internationalist struggle.
Various sectors of struggle will have space for discussion at the more than 10 tables that make up the programme - see the end of the article or in PDF, attached.
The main aim of the Labor Network is to support labor union struggles around the world: with declarations and messages of solidarity, financial support, sharing of information and campaigns from different countries.
The world has undergone profound changes in the last period, the economic crisis has been aggravated by the pandemic and the attacks of governments and employers on workers all over the world have deepened.
The RSISL meeting will be the moment to share experiences and debate on the perspectives for the future of resistance. We want to discuss workers' struggles, both in the public and private sectors, the struggle for territory, the issue of immigrants, the struggle against LGBTphobia, racism and machismo, as well as the defence of the environment, etc.
IV th meeting
Dijon (France) 21 to 24 April 2022.
We are working for that as many organisations as possible participate in this meeting to strengthen our Network.
Ethic Etape, centre de rencontres internationales de séjour de DIJON
Arrival: Thursday around 1pm to allow for an on-time start.
Meeting: from Thursday 21 April at 3pm to Sunday 24 April at 12pm.
A welcome for comrades will be organised at Dijon station.
We ask all organisations to meet a minimum cost, although this represents a significant financial effort: it is neither desirable nor possible for the total cost to be met by a handful of organisations or by state grants.
The cost is 270€ per person and includes
- accommodation for the three nights
- all meals from the evening of Thursday 4 June to midday on Sunday 7 June.
For non-European organisations the cost can be reduced to 170 euros; the difference will be paid by a solidarity fund.
Solidarity fund :
CSP-Conlutas, CGT and Solidaires have set up a joint solidarity fund to enable the participation of organisations in difficulty. Let us know quickly if you need financial help. Let us also know if your organisation can (even modestly, everything will be useful) contribute to this fund.
Thursday 21 April
13h30 - 15h: welcome, accreditation, accommodation.
15:00-19:00: Plenary presentation of the economic situation.
7.30-8.30 pm: Meal.
9-10.30pm: Round table on Palestine.
Friday 22nd April
9.00am - 10.00am: plenary presentation of each theme with a summary of the texts from the previous meeting for Women - Self management/Worker Control, Migration - Colonialism - Repression - Occupational Health and Environment.
10.00 - 12.30: work in thematic workshops
12.30 - 13.45: MEAL
2.30 - 6.00 pm: return to the plenary of the workshops
7pm - 8.30pm: meal
9pm - 10.30pm : round table on new forms of exploitation and organisation of workers: delivery workers, uberisation, auto-entrepreneurs, ...
Saturday 23rd April
9:00 - 10:00: plenary presentation of the work done by professional sectors within the Network
10.00 - 12.30: workshops by sector: education, automotive industry, rail transport, air transport, logistics, pensioners, post office, commerce, banking, call centres, public finance, delivery workers, health, journalism, etc. The final list will depend on the registrations of the Network's member organisations.
12.30 - 13.45: MEAL
14h30 - 16h00 : continuation of the workshops by sector
16.00 - 18.00: Return to the plenary of the workshops by sector
7pm - 8.30pm: meal 9pm : fiesta
Sunday 24 April
9am - 12pm: Updating the text of the manifesto, following on from those already adopted at the first three meetings.
Meetings by sectors
The number of sectoral workshops will be established on the basis of the professional sectors of the comrades registered for the meeting. It seems that we can already foresee the list indicated above, but this must be confirmed by your registrations.
Debate and contributions
There is an urgent need for organisations to write texts, especially on the following themes: international situation, ecology, women's struggles, privatisation, repression, self-management, etc.
Important: we ask that texts be sent to us already translated into at least English, French and Spanish at email@example.com
Our 4th meeting is an opportunity to strengthen the International Labor Network of Solidarity and Struggle through meetings by professional sector and collective reflection on the subjects that the organisations will have considered as priorities, as well as through the adoption of a work plan and common tools that will allow us to strengthen the anti-capitalist, self-managing, democratic, environmentalist trade unionism of struggles, independent of the bosses and governments, internationalist, and fighting against all forms of oppression (machism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia).