International Women’s Day: greetings from around the world
Around the world, trade union women are marking International Women’s Day 2012 today (8 March) and the TUC will be holding our own event this evening on the theme “Women and austerity: impact and resistance” with ETUC General Secretary Bernadette Segol and TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O’Grady. We will also hear from Dorothy Matibene, the President of the South African nurses’ union DENOSA, and Vicky Phillips from Thompsons Solicitors, who was in Colombia last week when Liliany Obando was released from jail. Frances will be conveying messages from around the world to the TUC event, but you can read the full statements on the TUC website. And throughout the day and evening, we’ll be tweeting using #IWD2012.