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Builders in Europe and Around the World – international seminar

International Seminar, Wednesday May 11th, at 15.00–18.00
Helsinki, Scandic Marina Congress Center, Europea

What is the situation of building workers in Europe and around the world? What is the role of unions and NGO:s? Together we can – and must – influence the daily work of building workers and our sister organizations. To succeed, we need discussions, sharing of thoughts and ideas.

Rakennusliitto’s elected 166 congress delegates also take part in the seminar.


15:00 Opening Words
Vice President Kimmo Palonen, Rakennusliitto.

15:15 The Builders in Ukraine
President Vasyl Andrejev, PROFBUD.

15:45 How to Influence on Building Workers´ Life in Europe?
General Secretary Tom Deleu, EFBWW.

16:15 Coffee Break

16:45 Migrant Workers and Children –  on the Construction Sites Around the World
Executive Director Janne Ronkainen, SASK (Trade Union Solidarity Centre).

17:15 Finnish Workers and International Solidarity
Chief of International Affairs Pekka Ristelä, SAK (Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions).

17:45 Concluding Remarks
International Secretary Nina Kreutzman, Rakennusliitto.