When: 10:00, 14 May 2014
Preparatory and test call for planning the ‘Organizing digital labour & digital labour organizing’ workshop. The actual workshop is being planned to take place in Berlin between 23-25 May 2014, during Labour Start‘s 5. Global Solidarity Conference.
To open up the preparation process for the workshop as wide as possible and to allow those interested online participants to test and practice with the online system we will be using, we will be making several test conference calls in coming days. The first call will take place on Wednesday 14 May, between 10.00 am and 15.00 pm [UK time], so wider global participation will be possible during the day.
The draft description of the workshop, which we be taken as the starting point, can be found at ‘Union Upgrading’ Group Wiki created on Organizing Network -which we will be testing and using to document the workshop and the preperation, and to take the minutes. If you like to participate the preparatory call, and the workshop itself please add your name, affiliation, contact information, and any ideas or suggestion of yours on the wiki and click on ‘Save’. In order to be able to use all the functions of the Organizing Network, for instance the wiki, you will need to register first. Please read the user guide for the ON here.
The test call is open to all unionists, labour organizers, social justice activists, free information and knowledge [h]activists, researchers who are interested in and experienced on the topic. The call is especially set up for those who wish to actively collaborate in the preparation of the content of the workshop, and who needs to practice with the digital tools we will be using.
In order to be able to join the call you will need a computer connected to the Internet [the faster the better] that runs an updated version of Flash Player [you can download here]. In order to be able to join the meeting with a smart phones and/or tablet running Android or IOS you will need to click here, follow the video instructions and download Puffin Browser App. Then on the event page here, you have to click on the ‘Join Conference’ button, on the left hand upper corner. The cyber room for the meeting is already created. So if you like to start practicing yourself right away please do not hesitate to click here to go to the room now. For more information on free libre and open source (FLOS) distance education system BigBlueButton and how it works click here.
For those who might miss this first session there will be one more call set up same time next week, Wednesday 21 May. The minutes of the call will be taken, yet in case all participants would agree, we want to make audio and video recording of the meetings, to make it accesible online for those who can not join and follow the meetings and the workshop.
For any other questions, suggestions, concerns or any other reasons please send a message by using the contact information provided at the end of the text.
Finally, we share our gratitude for the comrades at the May First / People Link and Union Solidarity International for hosting this ethical meeting and collaboration tools and spaces in their secured servers and providing for workers’ and activists’ use for free.
In Global Solidarity,
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