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21-23 May|Transnational Worker Solidarity and Global Value Chains.

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung South Africa will be partnering with NUMSA and IG Metal to host a joint workshop on Transnational Worker Solidarity and Global Value Chains.

This project seeks to engage in auto sector specific research in a comparative transnational perspective by drawing on existing global value chain research. Furthermore, the project aims at initiating a transnational dialogue on new organizing approaches and on building (transnational) solidarity along the auto value chain. As a pilot project, it will include 2 OEMS: Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen, and its suppliers in understanding global value chains.

It will contribute to building awareness and capacity among workers and their representative trade unions on these value chains towards eradicating decent work deficits and the support of democratic organisation, education and representation of workers and their protection in the labour market, through sharing experiences, awareness raising and campaign actions. It will strengthen the transnational cooperation between the two trade unions through further joint activities on organising along the transnational value chain.


Date: 21- 23 May 2017
Venue: Bay Suites Room, Conference Floor, Sea Level
Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth


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