Defending Public Services in the Philippines

CUPE Ontario International Solidarity Committee, Migrante Canada, Anakbayan-Toronto, and the Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson invite you to

DEFENDING PUBLIC SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES
A public forum with Francisca Castro, Secretary General of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) – Philippines

Saturday, April 14, 2012. 3-6pm
Ryerson University Student Campus Centre, Room 115
55 Gould Street, Toronto
(map – http://g.co/maps/86zqh)

In April-May 2009, 2 trade unionists from ACT (Antonio Tinio) and COURAGE (Ferdie Gaite) visited Canada inorder to share their experiences and the experiences of their union organizations with public sector workers in Canada. The goal was to expose public sector unionists in Canada to the human rights abuses that target trade unionists in the Philippines – problems that were occurring against the backdrop of the ongoing struggle against the privatization of public services in the Philippines – providing members in Canada with the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from successes and challenges encountered by the members of ACT and COURAGE.

As part of CUPE’s Global Justice Project, the Secretary-General of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) – Francisca Castro – is in Toronto to share her work against the privatization of public services like education in the Philippines as well as the overall labour and social situation in the Philippines.

Endorsed by the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance and Justicia for Migrant Workers

For more info, email migrantecanada@gmail.com or see the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/387435454611516/.