REGISTER NOW! Tickets still available. The majority of workers in the lowest paid roles in tea production are women. Yet these are among the most crucial roles – especially plucking tea. But they often feel they are not being represented as well as they could be be. It doesn’t have to be that way. THIRST has invited trade union representatives from Malawi’s tea plantations and Latin American banana plantations to share their lessons on how they have started to make unions more accessible to women.
This was one of the topics voted on by participants of THIRST’s international round table Building Tea Back Better in June. Supporting the empowerent of women workers – ensuring that their voices are heard and respected – will be one of the most powerful ways we can help to build tea back better from the devastation of COVID-19.
We invite you to join the discussion with our panelist:
- Adela Torres, General Secretary of the National Union of Workers in Agricultural Industries (SINTRAINAGRO), Ecuador & representative on the Women Workers’ Platform of Demands for the Coordinating Body of Latin American Banana and Agro-industrial Unions (COLSIBA)
- Denis Banda, General Secretary of the Plantaion and Agricultural Workers Union (PAWU), Malawi
- Iris Munguia, Women’s Secretary FESTAGRO (Federation of Trade Unions of Agribusiness Workers), Honduras & representative on the Women Workers’ Platform of Demands for the Coordinating Body of Latin American Banana and Agro-industrial Unions (COLSIBA)
- Juliet Suliwa, Oxfam Project Coordinator for the Malawi Tea 2020 Revitalisation Programme
Tickets are free but limited in number to ensure a free-flowing discussion. Register now to avoid disappointment.