Virtual training – A Pink Tide and after?

April 21, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


REGISTRATION DEADLINE : April 15th 2021, 5:00pm

Thomas Chiasson-LeBel, Professor at Flacso-Ecuador and Professor at Bishop’s University will present how South American Unions and social movements are often celebrated for the important struggles they waged against neoliberalism in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Their fights are commonly identified as the expression of outrage that pushed the wave of left-leaning presidents who won elections in South America. Governments of Chávez in Venezuela (1998), Lula in Brazil (2002), Kirchner in Argentina (2003), Morales in Bolivia (2005) and Correa in Ecuador (2006) all promised to change the face of their countries by promoting greater equality.

Now that this wave faces difficulties, what inheritance have they left? Are unions and popular movements in a better position now than they were before the left came to power? Are labour rights better protected? How could they have better used the time during which the left was in power to improve their situation? Those questions will be discussed in a workshop that will dig deeper into country-specific case studies to provoke a collective reflection on union practises in their relationship to the state. How to react when governments assert they are our ally?

REGISTRATION DEADLINE : April 15th 2021, 5:00pm

Offered to all regions. All members will be accepted.