[Sust-mar] May 25th: Haitian Labour Justice Tour in Halifax

Stu Neatby stu.neatby at gmail.com
Wed May 9 12:47:32 EDT 2007

Solidarity From Haiti:
Haitian Trade Union Organizers Speak Out

An evening of solidarity with Paul "Loulou" Chery, director of the
Federation of Haitian Workers (CTH), the biggest trade union federation in
Haiti. Chery will be travelling across Canada, along with other women's
rights and trade union activists, throughout the months of May and June to
speak about working conditions in Haiti in the wake of the 2004 coup of Jean

Friday, May 25 at 7:00 PM
Dalhousie SUB, Rm 303
6136 University Ave
By Donation, $5 Suggested
(All Proceeds to the CTH)

Presented by Haiti Action Halifax, the Black Student Advising Centre, and
Local sponsorship provided by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the
Halifax/Dartmouth District Labour Council, and the NS Federation of Labour.

(An afternoon forum with Paul Chery and trade unionists in Halifax will also
take place May 25th at 1PM. If interested in attending, please contact
hah at nspirg.org)

Wage workers in Haiti earn as little as $2 (US) per day. The unemployment
rate is 60% to 70%. Women struggle on the edge of survival to find work,
feed families, and send children to school or scramble for health care when
emergencies arise. The 2004 foreign invasion and coup against the elected
government of President Aristide was a huge setback to workers rights and
womens rights. Minimum wage rates were slashed, schools and health care
facilities were closed, and legal and extra-legal violence has risen
sharply, including that which targets women. Canada took part in the
invasion and coup, and since then it continues to fund institutions and
agencies that do nothing to improve the lives of ordinary Haitians.

For More Information: (902) 405-9480, hah at nspirg.org

This tour has been endorsed by, among many others, the Canadian Labour
Congress, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Canadian Union of
Postal Workers, the NS Federation of Labour, the National Union of Public
and General Employees, and the District Labour Councils of Ottawa,
Halifax/Dartmouth, Vancouver, Calgary, and Victoria.

Check out the Haiti Art School Project
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