Global Picketline is a concept that was developed by Australia Asia Workers Links
AAWL learned the concepts of building International Industrial Action and Solidarity through communication, exchange visits and joint projects with our solidarity partners over many years.
More recently we have used the name Global Picketline to identify and promote coordinated campaigns of International Industrial Action and Solidarity.
We developed and published outlines and presentations to promote Global Picketline.
Every few months, AAWL receives requests from our solidarity partners to begin new Global Picketline campaigns. These requests always concern urgent and important labour movement issues and disputes.
So the AAWL Committee of Management has been the structure that considers Global Picketline requests.
But at AAWL, after much discussion, we have decided that this method of considering possible new Global Picketline campaigns is not viable. AAWL does not have the authority to decide, or the capacity to run, multiple Global Picketline campaigns across the world.
As the concept of Global Picketline is receiving increasing support, we have decided to contact our solidarity partners, and ask if they wish to participate in a joint process of discussion and decision-making, to propose, launch and coordinate Global Picketline campaigns.
The structure we propose is a Global Picketline International Committee.
Australia Asia Worker Links – Workers Change the World
PO Box 45 Carlton South, Vic 3053 Australia
Tel: + 61 03 9663 7277