High cost of life, wages, housing.
Undoubtably aorkers around the world know a true lowering of their purchasing power and must face more and more dificulties around housing, transportation and food. Facing this, some social movements are developing with vindications going from simple demands for respect of fondamental rights to the requirement of a true redistribution of wealth : as capitalism produce more and more wealth, is redistribution more and more unequal ?
Outsourcing, redondencies, unemployment.
Capitalist globalisation brings more and more restructurations whether under the form of outsourcing, shooting down unprofitable factories, mergers and so on. What international reaction can we have in front of this critical situation for the workers of the world ?
The cooperative system of production can be an alternative to the dominant economical system as a way of self-organisation of the workers as well as a weapon of the syndicalist struggle, notably for the repossession of closing factories...
Representativity, law, syndicalist freedom and antisyndicalist repression.
First of all we will look over at different situations in each country present (syndicalist existence rights in companies or at a national level, right to strike, attacks against syndicalist freedom). This will bring us to look at the perspectives of struggles and of common means of actions to reinforce syndicalist rights.
Revolutionary syndicalism, anarchosyndicalism and institutions.
How can we combine our day-to-day struggles and our revolutionary vision of syndicalism ? How far can syndicalism go out loosing ist independence toward the State and the bosses ? What is the relationship between the syndicalism and politics ?
Statement of different social situations and reforms at different level. Possibility of a concreat coordination of struggles at this level facing a « europeanisation » of laws and rights of the workers.
Public services and privatisations.
Worldwide public sector is being privatised. What kind of resistance for what kind of public service ?
Precarity at work.
Neoliberalism means precarity, the circle precarity of the workers which is being a work force with no rights. It’s about time to fight back ?
Bulding industry (Fédération SUB-CNT)
Culture and media (inculding archeology) (Fédération CCS)
Education (Fédération Education)
Agriculture and Environment (Fédération des travailleurs de la terre et de l’environnement)
Health and social industry (Fédération Santé-social)
Trade and food industry (SCIAL RP)
Transportation (inculding railroad) (CNT Nancy)
Cleaning industry (Nettoyage RP et 69)
Steel industry and car industry (CNT 93)
Telecom industry (postal services, telecom, etc) (Fédération PTT)
Computer workers (Syndicat de l’industrie informatique RP)
Homecare workers(Fédération Santé-social/UL Poitiers)
This debate will be mostly on how can laws permite the development of the exploitation of migrants workers. From their, how do we organise a syndicalist fight back ?
Energy, industrial pollution, agriculture (GM props, etc), growth and degrowth. How to define a social ecology ? How shall syndicalism approaches ecology ?
What struggle for womens today ?
How can we organise the resistance against the global rise of fascism today ?
We will talk about the project of an international meeting in Chiapas (Mexico) brought up by the EZLN for 2008. They would the participation of countries with whom they have little or no contacts with,
Around the world the conditions of detention are getting worse (over crounded cells, tortures, etc). Not to mention the economical exploitation of prisonners mostly used as extremely cheap work force. How to denunce prison as a true tool of repression of the ruling classes ? What alternative for tomorrow ?
Worldwide campain against Coca-Cola.
This multinational company is the symbole of global capitalism : from murdering syndicalists in Colombia to spoliation of ressources. An international campain started to promote the boycott of the products of this company.
Struggle against imperialism and neocolonialism.
How syndicalism can and should bring up the struggle for self-determination of the peoples ?
How is the best way to bring class consciousness to the youlth ? Why and how ?
Meetings with the delegates of the various syndicalist organisations. Coordination : International secretary international cnt-f.org
Mediterranean Zone Meeting.
Specific meeting about the creating of a syndicalist solidarity group in the Mediterranean area. Proposition of methodology ( which, obviously, can be modified). A general assemblee on the global analysis of the situation on both side of the Mediterranean sea ( the potential paticipants should send in advance their written presentations in order to have more time to discuss). In a second time, group meetings on : struggle against unemployment and precarity, liberties and syndicalist rights, privatisations, relocating companies and multinationals, women, the youth and syndicalism, immigration and labour market, syndicalist formation, communacation networks, the defense of the common good ( water, earth, etc...), struggle of the poor peasants, the Amazigh people. Then, we will return in general assemblee with minutes of each group meetings and collective conclusions ( what sort of campaigns, common declarations...)
G8 Meeting in Germany,, what are we doing ?
The next G8 meeting will take place in Germany, in Rostock, in the beginning of june 2007. We will discuss the perspectives and how to mobilise for the event.