FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2002
(corner Peel and René-Lévesque, metro Peel)
* workshops * theatre * information tables * free food and more...
!Bring your noise-makers and torches!
!Organize in affinity groups!
--> THE G8 LABOR MINISTERS? <--
This coming April 25-27 2002, the Labor Minsters of the richest countries in the world will meet in Montreal to pay lip-service to labor issues. Their meeting is nothing more than another episode in the endless series of gala-events of worlds politicians and leaders.
Hiding behind the summit themes such as "Skill Training" and "Active Ageing", the Labor Ministers intend to discuss "flexibilization", developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which aims to maintain the monopoly of the knowledge economy for workers in the West. Western powers are faced with an aging population and a diminishing workforce. The G8 labor ministers propose, in repsonse, "outsourcing" to cheap labor zones and the "integration" of older people back into the workforce -- simultaneously ensuring that the global South remain a vast and easily exploitable netwrok of unskilled manuel laborers for maquiladoras and cheap labor zones. They also intend to take advantage of the desperate migrant labor force in highly industrialized Western countries -- even as these same Western states legislate the criminalization of immigrant communities.
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--> organised by the CLAC - The Anti-Capitalist Convergence of Montreal.