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2016 Caribbean SUBWOC meeting

1 March, 2016
09.15 am - 5.30 pm
Guyana Public Service Union Headquarters - 140 Regent and Shiv Chanderpaul Drive - Bourda, Georgetown
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The Sub-regional Women’s Advisory Committee (SUBWOC) meets on the day preceding the Sub-regional Advisory Committee (SUBRAC) meeting and comprises the women representatives attending that meeting. The chair is Sis Jillian Bartlett, the Caribbean Women’s Titular. The SUBWOC meets annually. In accordance with PSI’s constitution, the number of representatives attending the SUBWOC meeting must be at least 50% of the number of representatives attending the SUBRAC meeting.

During the meeting, the committee deliberates on a wide range of issues and in general advises on:

  1. ways to promote the full development of the potential of women in trade unions and in their workplaces;
  2. activities and campaigns that would compensate for the results of discrimination against women at all organisational levels within unions;
  3. ways that affiliates might work to achieve fair and equitable recognition of women’s contributions within unions and in paid employment;
  4. ways to support the work of the wider trade union movement in achieving gender equality and equity.

The meeting provides a focussed opportunity for women members to deliberate and make recommendations on the achievement of gender equality and equity. Equally important, members examine and articulate their perspectives on a wide range of issues for discussion at the SUBRAC meeting.

The meeting seeks to Inform, Educate and Motivate/Inspire committee members.

Our discussions will be strategic. They must of necessity zoom in on what we need to do and how we must do things in order to focus on our strategic priorities and achieve our objectives.

Working methods

The meeting includes presentations, small group activities, and plenary discussions.

The draft agenda, schedule and other info are attached below.

Read the report and key outcomes of the meeting


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