12th INTERAMERICAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

12th INTERAMERICAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Friday, June 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Project DGB
Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional - Alsina 1835 - Caba
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Saturday, June 22, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Subregional Women's Committee meeting for Mexico, Central America and Dominican Republic
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122 - Aula 436
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Subregional Women's Committee for Andean Countries
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122 - Aula 410

Se ingresa por la puerta de la calle Jose E. Uriburu 763 o por Av. Córdoba 2122

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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Subregional Women's Committee for the Southern Cone
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122 - Aula S. ACTOS

Se ingresa por la puerta de la calle Jose E. Uriburu 763 o por Av. Córdoba 2122

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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Subregional Women's Committee for Brazil
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122 - Aula 414

Se ingresa por la puerta de la calle Jose E. Uriburu 763 o por Av. Córdoba 2122

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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM SUBRAC for Mexico, Central America and Dominican Republic
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122 - Aula 436
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM SUBRAC for Andean countries
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122 - Aula 410
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM SUBRAC for the Southern Cone
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122 - Aula S. ACTOS
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM SUBRAC for Brazil
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122 - Aula 414
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Agenda session
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Sunday, June 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Regional Women’s Committee
FATUN - Federación de trabajadores y trabajadoras de las universidades nacionales - Av. Belgrano 3768 - Caba
AGENDA

9:00 Opening and Welcoming remarks
9:15 Updates and follow-up on the ILO Convention on violence and harassment in the world of work
9:40 Report back on UNCSW63: Conclusions and follow up discussion on privatization
10:15 Developing a protocol on sexual and workplace harassment to guide PSI in reporting cases
10:45 Nomination of sisters to the Regional Women's Committee for the next period and the Vice-Presidency
11:15 Break
11:30 A gender perspective on IAMRECON: Priority issues
12:15 Closure
12:30 Lunch
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1:30 PM - 6:00 PM Regional Executive Committee - IAMREC
FATUN - Federación de trabajadores y trabajadoras de las universidades nacionales - Av. Belgrano 3768 - Caba
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Monday, June 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Registration
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Thematic meeting - LGBT workers
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122 - Aula 464

Es en el 6to piso.
La entrada por la calle José E. Uriburu.

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Thematic meeting - Anti-racism
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122 - Aula 460
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Thematic meeting - Young Workers
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Meetings of the Standing Orders and Credentials Committees approved by IAMREC
Facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad de Buenos Aires - Av. Córdoba 2122
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Conference introduction for first-time participants
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CONFERENCE OPENING
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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  • Candice Owley - AFT / PSI USA / Vice-President PSI Interamerica
  • Omar Autón - UPCN / PSI Southern Cone / Vice-President PSI Interamerica
  • Rodrigo López - APL / Young Workers Representative / PSI Executive Board
  • José Luís Lingeri - Representative of Argentinian affiliates / General Secretary SGBATOS
  • Hector Daer - General Secretary CGT Argentina/President UNI Americas
  • Jocelio Drummond - Regional Secretary / PSI Interamerica
  • Hassan Yussuff - TUCA President (video presentation)
  • Rosa Pavanelli - PSI General Secretary: The global political context for PSI’s activities and the importance of PSI regional conferences
  • Cultural presentation
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Introduction of the Standing Orders and Credentials Committees, scrutineers and the conference vice presidents
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
IAMRECON
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM All participants are invited to a cocktail
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
Social events

* This cocktail is offered by PSI affiliates in Argentina.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM IAMRECON DAY 1
IAMRECON
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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Announcement of the winners of the IAMRECON 2019 Video Contest and screening of the winner video
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Presentation of the Regional Activities Report and debate of the 201-2024 Regional Programme of Action and all other resolutions
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee break
IAMRECON
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10:45 AM - 12:30 PM Session 1 - Quality Public Services: State responsibility for all public services
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
IAMRECON
  • Philip Alston - UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
    Poverty and the importance of public services (video presentation)
  • Charles Fleury - CUPE Secretary-Treasurer / PSI Canada
    The fight against privatization and the superior efficiency and lower cost of public services
  • Lorretta Johnson - AFT / PSI USA
    Equal opportunities, racism and public services
  • Cristián Zuluaga - Young Workers Committee / PSI Andean Countries
    The role of young workers in the fight for quality public services and the role of public services for career and social integration of young workers
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2:00 PM - 3:45 PM Session 2 - Trade union rights: Stronger unions with more bargaining power; strengthening democracy and human rights
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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  • Introduction: Camilo Rubiano, Trade Union Rights Officer/ ISP
  • Álvaro Padrón - FES Latin America
    Principal trade union reference of FES in the region. A critical analysis of the principal challenges for trade unions in the region (to be confirmed)
  • Luis Alpirez Guzmán - SNTSG Guatemala / PSI Central América
    Murders, prison and repression of the trade union movement in Guatemala and the region
  • Sandro Alex de Oliveira Cezar - CNTSS / PSI Brazil
    Labour and union reforms in Brazil: How governments attack workers’ organizations
  • Ana María Lizárraga - FENTAT Perú / PSI Andean Countries
    Necessary strategies and alliances to advance the struggle

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    In Guatemala where unionists face detention and even assassination, Chepito works to organise public workers and fights for the right to water for all.

One Day - A series of films on the world of work.
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3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee break
IAMRECON
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4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Greetings
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
Jan Willem Goudriaan - General Secretary, EPSU / PSI Europe
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Presentation of candidates for IAMREC by sub-region and explanation of the electoral process
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM IAMRECON DAY 2
IAMRECON
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Opening: Public Services International’s responses to the rise of corporate power
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
IAMRECON
Welcome and opening: FES Argentina & Daniel Bertossa Assistant General Secretary / PSI
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9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Session 3 - Transnational corporations, ‘free trade’ agreements and public goods
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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  • Luciana Ghiotto - Coordinator, Regional Platform: Latin America is better without TNCs
    A regional analysis of the impacts of free trade agreements and investor-state dispute mechanisms
  • Deborah James - CEPR / OWINFS
    Multilateralism, free trade and E-commerce negotiations at the WTO: A global and regional analysis
  • Bárbara Rojas - FENPRUSS / PSI Southern Cone
    Trade union campaigns against free trade in Chile (TPP 11)
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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee break
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Session 4: The future of work, digitalization in the Public Sector and the corporate attack on transformations of labour relations
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
IAMRECON
  • Marcelo di Stefano - APUBA / PSI Southern Cone
    PSI policy and strategy results at the International Labour Conference of the ILO 2019
  • Sofia Scasserra - Researcher and trade union advisor / UNTREF
    A gender and young worker analysis of the relationship between globalization, precarity and new forms of work including E-commerce
  • Geici Maiara Brig - FETRAM-SC / PSI Brazil
    Young workers, new forms of work and anti-workers reforms
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Session 5 – Tax Justice: Reforms that make the role of the State viable
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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  • Ricardo Martner - CEPAL / ICRICT
    Key economic problems in Latin America, corporate capture of governments and the relationship between development, inequality and illegal financial flows
  • Jorge Coronado - Latindadd coordinator
    The regressive nature of tax systems in the region and an analysis of the impacts of tax evasion, subsidies and tax breaks for TNCs
  • Steve Demarest - SEIU / PSI USA
    The union fight for tax justice in a world manipulated to favor TNCs
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3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Coffee break
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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Session 6: Public debt and its impacts on citizenship
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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  • Iolanda Fresnilo - Eurodadd / Europe
    The relationship between international financial institutions, developed country policies, financial institutions of the United States and the growth of debt in developing countries
  • Gonzalo Guilardes - Economist
    Argentina's recent experience of external indebtedness and the IMF.
  • Matías Kulfas - Ex-director of the Argentinian Central Bank
    The Argentinian experience with the IMF in the context of global political economy (to be confirmed)
  • Roberto Pagán - SEIU-PR / PSI USA
    Trade union and civil society responses to public debt in Puerto Rico
  • Cindy Pierre Charles - Young Workers Committee / PSI Caribbean
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5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Conclusions and wrap up
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
IAMRECON
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM All participants are invited to a cocktail
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba

* This cocktail is offered by PSI

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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM For those interested: Labor reforms and collective bargaining in the public sector in Latin America
Colegio Público de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Organised by UPCN

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM IAMRECON DAY 3
IAMRECON
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Session 7 - Climate Change and challenges for public services
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
IAMRECON
  • David Boys - Deputy General Secretary / PSI
    PSI policy and strategy on climate change and public services
  • Magnus Andersson - VISION / Sweden
    Trade union responses to problems provoked by global warming
  • Helene Davis-Whyte - JALGO / PSI Caribbean
    Impacts on and responses to climate change for public sector workers
  • Benjamín Sevilla - ANEP / PSI Central America
    Climate change and priorities for young workers

    Video

    Students from around the world went on strike on 15 March against government inaction on climate change. We supports this new generation of activists to build the political pressure required to tackle the global climate crisis. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #schoolstrike4climate
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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee break
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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Greetings
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
Julio Fuentes - President / CLATE – Confederation of Latin American and Caribbean State Workers
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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Discussion and vote on resolutions, including emergency resolutions
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Preparation of sectoral meetings
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
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Objectives and dynamic
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Utilities Service Sectoral Meeting
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Room SUM 1st floor
IAMRECON

Languages: Spanish, English.

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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central Administration Meeting
Sede UPCN - Misiones 26, Buenos Aires

Languages: English/Spanish/Portuguese

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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Sector Meeting
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Conference Room

Languages: Spanish/English/Portuguese/French

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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Education Sector Meeting
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Room 464. Uriburu 783, CABA.

Languages: Spanish and English

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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Municipal Sector Meeting
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Room 460. Uriburu 783, CABA.

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese.

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Coloquio sobre "La agenda laboral global y la Internacional de Servicios Públicos - ISP"
Universidad del Salvador - R. Peña 640, CABA
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Friday, June 28, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM IAMRECON DAY 4
IAMRECON
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Reports of the priorities of each sector
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
IAMRECON
(5 minutes / sector)
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM IAMREC Elections
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
IAMRECON
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Closing Ceremony
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
IAMRECON
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Post IAMRECON
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2:00 PM - 6:30 PM Foro internacional en defensa de una previsión social pública y solidaria
Hotel Héctor Quagliaro, Moreno 2654, CABA, Buenos Aires
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2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Meeting of members elected to IAMREC & the Regional Women’s Committee
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes - Ayacucho 751 - Caba
(other participants are free)
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