General Secretary, UNI Global Union
Without a union voice, women face discrimination in countless ways, big and small. And the right to organise -without fear- is central to women’s equality.
SACCAWU - South Africa
My story of activism goes back to the days of apartheid and heightened struggles in 1976, when we as youth took to the streets, this led me to become involved in community and youth organizations.
Bahamas Financial Services Union
It was in early 2000 that the then Barclays Bank PLC decided that they wanted to leave the Caribbean. The staff in the Bahamas was not unionized.
Taking care of people being safe, keeping healthy and being treated fairly irrelevant of their gender, age or other personal features has been my passion all of my working life.
I am a National Officer at the Communications Workers’ Union Ireland (CWU) which represents members in the Postal, Telecommunications, Tech, and Call centre sectors.
Since I was young, I have been inspired by women who have fought for equality and dignity. I am passionate about social justice and women's rights.
After my studies in the field of social aid, with a focus on collective action, I was lucky enough to be hired in 1986 as an animator in a permanent education movement for women and to discover the aspirations and problems encountered by different generations.
Cristiane do Nascimento
I joined the union in 1993, when I was hired at Telefonica. I worked in the company's head office, where important information circulated first hand.
The reasons why I became a union officer and message to the future women union officers.
F3C CFDT France
I am Marie Buard, Deputy General Secretary of the Communication, Consulting and Culture Federation of the CFDT confederation, the largest union in France.
AEBU - Uruguay
I started my militancy at the age of 15 as a student activist for the rights of students in the middle of the Uruguayan dictatorship.
I have been a banker since I was 18 and I have been in the union movement as a leader since 2000.
Service Union United PAM, Finland
I had no plans for the future when I left middle school at the age of 15, so I got a job at Liikeliitto, the predecessor of PAM, because they needed a messenger for the summer.
The great thing about being a unionist is that it’s all about teamwork – so all the achievements are a joint effort
In addition of saying “outrage yourself”, I would say engage!
UNI Africa Women´s
Unity is strength no matter in which corner of the world yo work in we feel your pain.
Women must be part of the strength and brains of the union.
Federation of Information and Communication Technology Service Workers. Japan.
The Trade Union experience has really broadened my outlook.
Unions give workers, including women, a voice. Have your voice heard and make work a better place. The team needs You!
FSC CCOO ESPAÑA
After having worked in several companies, in 1993 I became an employee at the company I’m presently working in. By then, unionization was not possible at the company, because our guarantees and our personal life were in the hands of our boss.
Trade union leader. Nepal
I am a trade union leader. My first engagement in the trade union was not at all planned. After getting an opportunity to participate in the trade union training representing my union, , I started looking at the worker’s issues especially women...
My story of activism goes back more than 35 years to when I was working in a meat packing plant. We used to have seasonal slowdowns and I would get laid off until things picked-up again. However, for the men in the plant, it was a different story. While I was out of work, I discovered that...
FESBACI Burkina Faso
My career in the union, FESBACI - Federation of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions, Trade and Industry of Burkina Faso, began in July 1978 when I started to work as a union activist. I was later elected as President of the Women's Committee of...
Union leader. Argentina
Participating in a collective struggle has given me the opportunity to transcend my own individuality, to develop my self-esteem and to join my efforts to those of others in order to demand a world that is fairer and founded on the principle of solidarity.