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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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objectives
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.
in one sentence

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…
the ctsp
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
ctsp mobilizing to assist members
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
support for the ctsp
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
psac sjf support for haiti to date
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
the psac sjf some ideas
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