Frances O’Grady, the general secretary of the Trade Union Congress – the British equivalent of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions – will be among the speakers at Fórsa’s first global solidarity school, which takes place in Dublin on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November.
The Friday evening will see Frances talk about Brexit developments and their implications for workers here and in the UK.
She will be joined by ICTU’s assistant general secretary, Belfast-based Owen Reidy, and UK Labour MP Tony Lloyd, who is the shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland.
On Saturday, the conference will hear from Peadar King, the documentary filmmaker behind the RTÉ global affairs series ‘What in the World,’ which is part-funded by Fórsa through its developing world fund.
The event will also feature international campaigners from Justice for Colombia and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. And there will be a session on climate change, featuring one of the Irish students involved in last week’s global climate strike.
There will also be a social event on Friday evening.
The event is being staged by the union’s European and International Network, which was established in 2018 when Fórsa was launched. The group, made up of branch activists and senior elected representatives, says the event is an opportunity to involve more members who are interested in issues like climate action, international affairs, and global solidarity.
Registration details will issue soon. In the meantime, you can register your interest by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.