Dignity, not harassment, in the world of labour

At this 5th WSF a new labour concept and practice have been spread abroad among sectors interested in labour issues. The workers from the chemical and petro-chemical sector belonging to the Confederación Unitaria de los Trabajadores de Brasil (CUT) [United Confederation of Brazilian Workers] have succeeded in incorporating a French innovation into the trade union circles of Latin America. This innovation intends to put a stop to the humiliations suffered by many workers who are forced to undertake heavy tasks in the course of which they have to face shameful treatment, most especially sexual harassment. The new labour practice incorporates legal counselling, educational material, and above all, information to make workers aware. (Carlos Rodríguez, CEREAL-FCE, Mexico).