SLunionisland » UN http://www.slunionisland.org Union Island: International unions in Second Life Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:04:53 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 en hourly 1 The Big Rights Debate – Union Island, Monday 15 Dec http://www.slunionisland.org/2008/12/the-big-rights-debate-union-island-monday-15-dec/ http://www.slunionisland.org/2008/12/the-big-rights-debate-union-island-monday-15-dec/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2008 15:01:52 +0000 Johninnit Ni http://www.slunionisland.org/2008/12/the-big-rights-debate-union-island-monday-15-dec/ Discuss globalisation, human rights and labour rights with Philip Jennings (UNI Global Union GS), Zuzanna Gorska (Solidarnosc) and Owen Tudor (TUC).

Union Island is taking part in a huge, six day Second Life Human Rights Festival, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some of Second Life’s leading musicians are coming together with human rights activists and organisations to stage dozens of special events, raising awareness, forming international links and having fun.

We’ve got our own special event on Union Island on 15 December at 8am SLT (4pm GMT, 5pm CET), when we’re delighted we’ll be discussing labour rights and human rights, with Philip Jennings, the General Secretary of UNI Global Union (the Switzerland-based global union federation for business services, representing over 20 million union members all around the world), Zuzanna Gorska, socio-political issues expert for Solidarnosc (The famous Polish union federation, Solidarity), Owen Tudor, Head of International Relations from the TUC (UK national union federation) and other unionists from countries all over the world.

From the adverse effects of globalisation to state repression of basic freedoms that many take for granted, there are a whole raft of issues where strong international action by unions and grassroots groups can make a real difference. Come and hear from our distinguished panel, have your own say on the issues, and meet our vibrant international user community.

For more information on the virtual world of Second Life and how to access it (via a free software download), visit www.secondlife.com

And for more information on what trade unions are doing in Second Life, see www.slunionisland.org

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Second Life Human Rights Festival: Coming soon! http://www.slunionisland.org/2008/12/second-life-human-rights-festival-coming-soon/ http://www.slunionisland.org/2008/12/second-life-human-rights-festival-coming-soon/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2008 17:35:56 +0000 Unionisland Republic http://www.slunionisland.org/2008/12/second-life-human-rights-festival-coming-soon/ HRF

Union Island is going to be taking part in a huge, six day cross-SL festival to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some of Second Life’s leading musicians are coming together with human rights activists and organisations to stage dozens of special events, raising awareness, forming international links and having fun.

Please come by Union Island on 15 December at 8am SLT (4pm GMT, 5pm CET), when we’ll be discussing labour rights and human rights, with Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global Union, Zuzanna Gorska, socio-political issues expert for Solidarnosc (The Polish union federation Solidarity), and other unionists from around the world. From the adverse effects of globalisation to state repression of basic freedoms that many take for granted, there are a whole raft of issues where strong international action by unions and grassroots groups can make a real difference.

You can find out more about the festival and how to get involved at its own site: slhumanrightsfestival.wordpress.com

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