thanks a lot for your response. i was totally in awe when i knew our union AIIEA [ ALL INDIA INSURANCE EMPLOYEES' ASSOCIATION] has created a spell . i m sure this platform and your friendship would help me create a wider network and awareness against the capitalist forces.
Hi Rob, I'm trying to find my way around UnionBook and found the TNC group. I do work for a TNC and am also a dues paying Wob (IWW). I figured I'd join as I am interested in reading about the struggles of other TNC workers.
My NUW work involves organising poultry industry (from farm to supermarket shelf); pharmaceutical; storage, warehousing and distribution; rubber, plastics and cable-making; food manufacturing; contract call centres; market and social research industry.
Two global companies I organise are Pfizer and DHL.
My personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org and our institute's email is email@example.com. I'm sure you're schedule will be very full while you are here but I hope we can meet up. In the meantime, let me tell you that we will be holding a small workshop on resistance to transnational corporations At 5pm on Nov. 8th. I will most more info on the transnational corporations group once it is ready. If you have time, please try to make it.
I'm working in the Victorian state office of the NTEU as Senior Industrial Officer, so I'm doing lots of collective bargaining, lots of coordination work, some casework and tons of advice. Being in a state office I'm a bit removed from the Union's international work - national office gets the formal engagement with EI, etc, and the branches carry the rank-and-file solidarity role.
But I DO get the occasional opportunity to participate in (mostly east Asia/pacific) forums, and of course to play a role in ensuring that visiting union and solidarity comrades get out to our branches, to meet both university staff and students.