ICFTU OnLine – March 7, 2006

Video clip: Spotlight interview with Paulina Paucar Peña (Peru-FEDEVAL/CUT)

Brussels, 7 March 2006 (ICFTU Online): On 8 March, the ICFTU is launching the second stage of its global campaign on organising women workers, of which those in the informal economy are a particular priority (*). In this video interview, Paulina Paucar Peña, who sells clothes at a market in Lima, tells us how the trade union organising campaign has helped the women working at the Caqueta market to get training in how to earn their living better, avoid expulsion and live in dignity.

You can view this video 4 minute interview by clicking here

Click here to read also the transcribing of this video.

Also read the Spotlight Interview with Guillermina Huaman Salazar (CUT-Peru) “We need to promote decision-making powers for women informal workers’ in trade unions” (March 2005).

(*) On 8 March 2006, the ICFTU will be launching the second stage of its global campaign on organising women workers. The campaign is called “Unions for Women, Women for Unions” and is principally targeting women working in export processing zones and the informal economy, and migrant women workers.

The first stage of the campaign, between 2002 and 2004, was led by 60 national centres from 49 different countries. It achieved remarkable results in some countries, including Mauritania, where the number of women trade unionists tripled.