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PSI Haiti Solidarity Visit with the CTSP April 30 – May 6, 2010. Objectives. Celebrate May Day in solidarity with Haitian trade unionists; Gain a better understanding of current situation of the CTSP; Hear first hand the needs of trade union activists; listen and learn from them;

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PSI Haiti Solidarity Visitwith the CTSPApril 30 – May 6, 2010


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Objectives

  • Celebrate May Day in solidarity with Haitian trade unionists;

  • Gain a better understanding of current situation of the CTSP;

  • Hear first hand the needs of trade union activists; listen and learn from them;

  • Develop ideas for on-the-ground projects;

  • Solidarity, dignity and respect – NOT charity.


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Our objective was to find out what direct assistance the CTSP needs and how best to provide it to them so that they can effectively re-build capacity, participate in re-building their country, and advance their priorities for workers and public services.

In one sentence…


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The CTSP

  • Confederation des travailleurs et des travailleuses des secteurs public et privé (Confederation of Public and Private Sector workers);

  • Comprises 12 unions representing electriciy, transport, teachers, telecommunications, post, health, national press, archives, municipality of Port-au-Prince,and workers in maternity and social benefits;

  • Founded in 2008

  • Affiliated to PSI in 2009

  • 6000 members

  • 300 members perished in the earthquake


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After January 12


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After January 12th


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After January 12th


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After January 12th


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Hotel Villa Créole


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In the streets


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Champs de Mars camp


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Camps in Port-au-Prince


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Champs de Mars camp


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Camp in school yard


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Site of CTSP’s former office


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CTSP offices succumb to the earthquake


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CTSP’s former offices


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Marching for public services


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May 1st Solidarity March


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Solidarity March, May 1st


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CTSP members – May 1st Solidarity March


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Dukens RaphaëlGeneral Secretary of the CTSP


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Solidarity March, May 1st


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Streets of Port-au-Prince


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Access to Food


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Access to water


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Health Care


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CTSP mobilizing to assist members

  • Shelter site set up on land owned by electricity company pension fund

  • FESTREDH (electricity union) is coordinating the site

  • 60 families (250 individuals) living on site

  • 1720 families registered for the site

  • Needs include tents, tools, tarps, water tanks, temporary shelters


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Electricity workers’ site


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APROSIFA: integrated family centre


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APROSIFA Day Care


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CTSP Women’s Secretariat


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Support for the CTSP

  • Bilateral relationships with CTSP and PSI and its affiliates

  • In the current context, material assistance is akin to capacity building

  • CTSP’s priorities: food aid, assistance to family members of victims, new offices


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PSAC SJF: Support for Haiti to date

  • $210,000 raised

  • $45,000 distributed in humanitarian relief so far:

  • $15,000 to PSI for the CTSP

  • $10,000 to the FTQ Haiti Solidarity Fund

  • $10,000 to Médecins sans frontières (MSF)

  • $5,000 to the CTH (ITUC affiliate)

  • $5,000 to the Women’s Platform


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The PSAC SJF: Some ideas

  • Developing initiatives to support women trade unionists

  • Support the Plate Forme Femmes Citoyennes Haïti Solidaire

  • Sectoral partnerships with CTSP – eg: agriculture (food safety and food production), transport, archives

  • Campaign for public services and decent work

  • Professional and technical training programmes and capacity building


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MESI AN PIL!


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