Terms of Reference
The Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee shall:
- Support struggles consistent with the established principles and policies of the Canadian labour movement on trade union rights and freedoms, economic and social justice, human rights and political freedoms.
- Report on activities of transnational corporations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and monitor the impact of global economic changes on the labour movement. With approval of the Executive Council, attempt to disseminate this information to union officers, activists, and the rank and file members of the Alberta labour movement, then to recruit active supporters from these people.
- Gather and encapsulate information about international events and issues pertinent to the trade union movement, and to provide that information along with policy recommendations (if appropriate) to the Executive Council of the Alberta Federation of Labour.
- Examine and pursue, with approval of Executive Council, avenues of direct support for trade union struggles abroad. Such support activities could include financial, moral, or material support for unionists, participation in the informal network already in existence in Canada, and sponsoring trade union tours and representation between Alberta and other countries.
- Other special activities that would increase awareness of the struggles of unionists internationally, or build support for those struggles.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email AFL and your mail will
be forwarded to the Chair of the Political Action Committee.