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5th Uni Global Union World Congress Liverpool 17-20 June 2018
Stories

Programme

START: 16:00


OPENING CEREMONY

Ann Selin
President of UNI Global Union

Joe Anderson
Mayor of Liverpool

Claire McColgan
Director of Culture Liverpool

Performance
Here Comes The Sun – An Epic Story of the Workers’ Struggle and the Will to Win – Making It Happen!

Presented by:
Culture Liverpool in collaborative partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre, created by Andrew Sherlock

Ann Selin
Frances O’Grady
General Secretary of the TUC (UK)
Jeremy Corbyn
Leader of the Labour Party (UK)

Presentation by Sonia Bassey, John Barnes, Howard Gayle and Lynn Collins of Liverpool’s Mandela8 project celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.

The Voice of Youth


END: 18:00
EVENING: FREE

START: 09:00 | LUNCH: 12:30-14:00


Approval of the Agenda and Standing Orders

Elections to the Credentials and Resolutions Committee


BREAKING THROUGH STRATEGIC PLAN 2018-2022

Keynote speakers

Philip Jennings
UNI General Secretary
Christy Hoffman
UNI Deputy General Secretary

Guest speaker

Reverend William Barber

President and Senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach

Presentation of the International Slavery Museum’s Black Achievers Awards

UNI Global Union Breaking Through Awards

Special Session on the Bangladesh Accord


FINANCIAL AND AUDITORS’ REPORTS 2014-2017


THANK YOU TO THE OUTGOING GENERAL SECRETARY OF UNI GLOBAL UNION


END: 18:00
EVENING: RECEPTION

START: 09:00 | LUNCH: 12:30-14:00


ELECTION OF THE NEW GENERAL SECRETARY OF UNI GLOBAL UNION


UNIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

Guest speaker

Sharan Burrow
General Secretary of the ITUC

Video message from Stefan Löfven
Prime Minister of Sweden


UNI YOUTH


Guest speaker

Rudy de Leeuw
President of the ETUC


UNIONS AND THE FUTURE WORLD OF WORK

Guest speakers

Guy Ryder
Director General of the ILO

Barry C. Lynn
Executive Director of the Open Markets Institute

Dr Helen Blakely and Dr Steve Davies
Cardiff University: Union Innovations

Joanne Morfee and Jess Ingrey
InnovateHer, Liverpool Girl Geeks


END: 18:00
EVENING: CONGRESS PARTY

START: 09:00 | LUNCH: 12:30-14:00


UNI WOMEN


WORKING FOR A WORLD OF PEACE, DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS


Guest speakers

Reiner Braun
Co-President of the IPB

Houcine Abassi
Tunisian Nobel Peace Prize Winner

UNI Global Union Freedom from Fear Awards:
The Hillsborough Family Support Group, Hillsborough Justice Campaign and posthumously, the late Anne Williams

The International Slavery Museum

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir

Guest speaker

Dilma Rousseff
Former President of Brazil

CONFIRMATION OF THE WORLD EXECUTIVE BOARD


ELECTIONS

President, Vice-Presidents, Auditors


CLOSING CEREMONY

From Liverpool to Toronto

Steve Rotheram
Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region


END: 16:30
EVENING: FREE