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A report of 12 Major electricity companies from across the world (RWE, ENEL, EDF, Iberdrola- EUbased, Rushydro, EuroSiberenergo Russia based, HydroQuebec, AEP, Electrobras Americas based Kansai Electric, TEPCO, State Grid Corporation of China, Asian (Japan and China).

Think Differently
The international Red Cross / Red Crescent today publishes its new report on the growing levels of poverty across Europe. It states that 43 million Europeans are unable to afford food and rely on soup kitchens and 120 million are sinking into poverty, the deepest crisis for six decades.
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(13 Oct 2013)

"Conference targets problem of 'social dumping"

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The inaugural Global Power conference this week addressed ‘social dumping’ – hiring migrant labour at cheaper cost – pointing to the need for an international consensus of improved domestic legislation to prevent exploitation.
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"Collective bargaining proposals due soon."

Tánaiste Eamon GilmoreTánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said he expects to see proposals for improved collective bargaining rights for trade unions later in the autumn. He was speaking at an international trade union conference organised by the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union. More >>
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Amnesty condemns 'grim exploitation' of migrant workers in Qatar. More >>

Photo Gallery

Photographs from the congress are now available online. More >>

Conference Speakers

"Corporate Greed – The International Experience."
Sharan Burrow, ITUC. More >>
"Meeting the Challenge of Global Corporate Power:
Global Unionism at a Crossroad."
Dr. Michael Fichter, Berlin Free University. More
"Training and Learning: Tools for Combating Exploitation."
Patricia O'Donovan, Director of the International Training Centre of the ILO.More >>

Conference research information.

For an introduction to the issues surrounding global organising, worker exploitation and social dumping see:  Full details >>

Global Solidarity (Ireland)

Dublin, Ireland.
TEEU takes part in international demonstration in support of Mexican Electricians.
Short video available on you tube.


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Dublin protest teeu

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Denmark Letter

A letter of support from the Danish Union of electricians was delivered to the Mexican Embassy. More details >>

Conference Research

(Updated 13 Oct 2013)

View research material relating to the issues surrounding global organising, worker exploitation and social dumping. Includes short summaries of the ILO's policies on 'Employment Security', 'Social Justice and Fair Globalization' and 'Safety and Health at work'. Conference Links >>

Global Solidarity (Australia)

Global Power Trade Union Congress support for the Mexican Electricians Union (SME) in their heroic struggle for jobs and collective bargaining.
Australian Protest

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Support from Australia (PDF).

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Publication from the ILO added to the Downloads section of the website.   More >>

Lockout 1913 - 2013 centenary

larkin244185It is exactly 100 years since the 1913 Lockout when 400 employers locked out 15,000 workers in Dublin City in a bitter dispute that lasted 8 months, over the right of workers to belong to a Trade Union.   Read the full story.

Programme Final

Updated New Timetable. (2013-09-06)

180x90 timetableThe full and revised programme for the Global Power Trade Unions Congress is now available to download as a pdf file.
It includes details on guest speakers, workshop content and other events of interest to delegates.
Please note the file size is 3.5MB >> >>



Update on opening

Lord MayorDublin Lord Mayor, Oisin Quinn will replace the Tanaiste in the opening proceedings on Wednesday 18th Sept, 2013.

The Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore will officiate at the Congress closing ceremony on the afternoon of Thursday 19th Sept 2013. More >>
(Updated: 13 Sept 2013)



Identify how the individual National Electrical Unions organised on a Global basis can work together to combat exploitation in our industry.


Ascertain how working together and organising on a Global basis we can prevent exploitation in our Industry


Decide how we can influence the direction of employment standards and eliminate exploitation in our industry.

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