Seminar on trade unions’ strategies and campaigns for recruiting new members
Cracow, 28th-29th April 2009
The seminar aimed to:
- to make the participants acquainted with current problems concerning membership in teachers’ union organisations in Central and Eastern European countries;
- to present the concept of German trade unions (GEW and DGB) related to recruiting new members
- to present programmes and actions to be taken by the union representatives participating in the seminar in order to recruit new members;
- to discuss other undertakings whose aim is to make young people – future employees - aware of how an active participation in the trade union life affects the protection of employment and co-creation of working conditions and legal employment relation.
Among the participants of the seminar there were: representatives of trade unions from Central and Eastern European countries – Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany, Latvia and Poland - as well as representatives of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and foreign speakers representing German trade union head offices, e.g. DGB (German Trade Union Confederation).