Friday, 16 May 2008

Union trustees vs global capitalism

Hopefully that has got your attention. This is a quick plug for the CWC's annual global meeting of trade union trustees, taking place in London this year. If you are union member who is a pension fund trustee (and particularly if you are interested in capital stewardship) this is well worth making the time for. This event pulls together the most knowledgable and most activist union trustees from around the globe. It's always very enlightening hearing what has worked (or not) in other countries.

International union trustee meeting

The fourth international meeting of lead union trustees will take place in London on 8th-10th July. The event is being organized by the Global Unions Committee on Workers' Capital (CWC - to facilitate international dialogue and information exchange between union trustees.

Key themes for discussion include the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, Burma, private equity, labour issues in an investment context, and capital stewardship campaigns. The July 9 meeting will be chaired by John Maitland (ACTU, Australia) and hosted by the TUC. On July 10, trustees will be meeting with a number of London-based campaigning, corporate social responsibility and investment organisations.

If you would like to attend, please let the CWC Secretariat know by emailing Attendance is free, but please note that CWC is unable to assist with travel or accommodation costs for the meeting.

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