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France Castro received the Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights 2019

In a ceremony at Rockefeller music hall in Oslo 12th of June the Philippine trade unionist France Castro received the Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights 2019. 200 representatives of Norwegian and international trade unions took part honouring her.

 

France Castro was awarded the prize for her struggle throughout many years to organize teachers and to fight for basic workers’ rights in the Philippines. According to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) the Philippines is among the 10 worst countries in the world for workers and trade unionists.

Read the speech at the ceremony held by prize committee chairman, Frode Alfheim

 
See video from the Svensson seminar 2019: "Shrinking space - democracy and trade unions"