Day 2 Programme: Unity, action and more

Welcome to an exhilarating day two of the UNI World Congress – today we have a programme that is packed full with solidarity, unity and action. Get ready for sessions that promise to inspire! 

📚 The programme (times are subject to change)  

 9:00 AM 

Changing the Rules for a Just and Inclusive Economy session starts with a keynote speech by Luc Triangle, ITUC Acting General Secretary 

 09:30 – 09:50 AM 

Panel discussion on changing rules for a Just and Inclusive economy featuring: 

  • Frank Werneke – ver.di, Germany 
  • Hector Daer – FATSA, Argentina 
  • Keito Ogawa – UAW, Japan 
  • Christy Hoffman – UNI Global Union, Moderator

11:00 – 11:30 AM 

Rising Together Against Inequality, Racism and Discrimination session features a keynote speech by Maurice Mitchell, National Director of the Working Families Party 

12:30 – 2:00 PM 

Rally with SEIU to demand fair wages for cleaners in Philadelphia (lunch included) 

 2:00 – 2:25 PM 

Session begins with keynote speech by Acting US Secretary of Labour Julie Su 

2:25 – 3:05 PM 

Session on Rising together for Health and Safety opens with a panel shining a spotlight on health and safety issues. The panel will feature

  • Miguel Zubieta, FATSA, Argentina
  • Matt Loeb, IATSE, United States
  • Linda Palmetzhofer, HANDELS, Sweden
  • Tomoko Nagashima, UAZENSEN, Japan
  • Erika Kahara, PAM, Finland

4:10 -5:30 PM 

Decent Work in a Digital Age session starts with a panel discussion on worker organizing in tech and the digital transformation of work. Panelists include: 

  • Peter Hellberg, Vice-President Unionen, Sweden  
  • Alan McAvinney Organizing Chair, Alphabet Workers’ Union CWA, United States 
  • Bro. Kwak Chang-Young, General Secretary, Microsoft Korea Workers’ Union, South Korea 
  • Lowell Peterson, Executive Director at Writers Guild of America Writers, United States 
  • Riccardo Saccone, SLC CGIL national secretary 
  • Stefanie Nutzenberger, ver.di boardmember, Germany

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