President, UNI Global Union; President, Service Union United PAM, Finland
I had no plans for the future when I left middle school at the age of 15, so I got a job at Liikeliitto, the predecessor of PAM, because they needed a messenger for the summer.
UNI World Women´s President
The great thing about being a unionist is that it’s all about teamwork – so all the achievements are a joint effort
Deputy General Secretary, UNI Global Union
Without a union voice, women face discrimination in countless ways, big and small. And the right to organise -without fear- is central to women’s equality.
UNI Europa Women’s International President.
In addition of saying “outrage yourself”, I would say engage!
UNI Africa Women´s President
Unity is strength no matter in which corner of the world yo work in we feel your pain.
UNI Americas Women´s President
Women must be part of the strength and brains of the union.
UNI Apro Women´s Committe President.
The Trade Union experience has really broadened my outlook.
UNI Apro Women´s International President
Unions give workers, including women, a voice. Have your voice heard and make work a better place. The team needs You!
Participating in a collective struggle has given me the opportunity to transcend my own individuality, to develop my self-esteem and to join my efforts to those of others in order to demand a world that is fairer and founded on the principle of solidarity.
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After having worked in several companies, in 1993 I became an employee at the company I’m presently working in. By then, unionization was not possible at the company, because our guarantees and our personal life were in the hands of our boss.
Trade union leader
I am a trade union leader. My first engagement in the trade union was not at all planned. After getting an opportunity to participate in the trade union training representing my union, , I started looking at the worker’s issues especially women...
My story of activism goes back more than 35 years to when I was working in a meat packing plant. We used to have seasonal slowdowns and I would get laid off until things picked-up again. However, for the men in the plant, it was a different story. While I was out of work, I discovered that...
My career in the union, FESBACI - Federation of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions, Trade and Industry of Burkina Faso, began in July 1978 when I started to work as a union activist. I was later elected as President of the Women's Committee of...