ORGANISING Mapping Listbuilding MAPPING AND LISTBUILDING MAPPING 2

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ORGANISING • Mapping • List-building

ORGANISING • Mapping • List-building

MAPPING AND LIST-BUILDING MAPPING 2

MAPPING AND LIST-BUILDING MAPPING 2

Mapping 0 MAPPING 3

Mapping 0 MAPPING 3

Mapping identifies where workers are located. Mapping can be done on numerous scales: •

Mapping identifies where workers are located. Mapping can be done on numerous scales: • Workplace-wide • Company-wide • Industry-wide • National • Regional • International Mapping helps us build sustainable union structures. It is an ongoing process, and it never ends. MAPPING 4

MAPPING 5

MAPPING 5

MAPPING EXAMPLE - East Africa highways and port links MAPPING 6

MAPPING EXAMPLE - East Africa highways and port links MAPPING 6

MAPPING EXAMPLE LAN Airlines 7

MAPPING EXAMPLE LAN Airlines 7

MAPPING EXAMPLE - Bus depot, Zambia Bus and Taxi Workers Union MAPPING 8

MAPPING EXAMPLE - Bus depot, Zambia Bus and Taxi Workers Union MAPPING 8

Where can we gather information? • Visit workplaces • Ask the employer • Go

Where can we gather information? • Visit workplaces • Ask the employer • Go to the internet • Look at industry publications and listings • Check with the ITF to find out what unions represent workers in your company, regionally and locally. MAPPING 9

ACTIVITY: Creating a map Aim: To create a map that can be used to

ACTIVITY: Creating a map Aim: To create a map that can be used to assist you in organising. Tasks: 1. Select a facilitator and timekeeper. 2. Draw a physical map of the workplace on large paper. Work with the information you have. Map out the workplace: • Management offices • Briefing rooms • Staff rooms • Hotels • Cafeterias • Lounges • Parking areas • Rest areas • Anywhere workers gather Include numbers and locations of: • Workers • Sub-contracted or precarious workers • Union members and leaders • Non-union workers • Any other unions in the workplace • Workplaces from other countries and regions 3. Discuss what information is missing and how you will obtain it. 4. Prepare to share and describe your map. MAPPING 10

List-building 11

List-building 11

List-building benchmark Why is the list-building benchmark important? LIST-BUILDING 12

List-building benchmark Why is the list-building benchmark important? LIST-BUILDING 12

List-building Identify what information you want to keep updated: • Contact details • Job

List-building Identify what information you want to keep updated: • Contact details • Job category • Employment status and direct employer • Shift/working time • Physical work location • Age, gender, language, social interests • Union membership/delegate/activist • Problems/concerns • Level of union involvement (eg attendance at union events and activities) • Workers’ relationships and connections LIST-BUILDING 13

Lists should include workers’ relationships and connections • Who knows who • Who workers

Lists should include workers’ relationships and connections • Who knows who • Who workers rely on if there is a problem • Who works with who • Attendance at union events LIST-BUILDING 14

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LIST-BUILDING 15

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How to make assessments • Assessments are based on workers’ actions, not personal judgements.

How to make assessments • Assessments are based on workers’ actions, not personal judgements. Look at what workers do, not what they say about the union. • No gossip. Do not keep anything on your lists that you would not want others to see. LIST-BUILDING 17

Assessments will change • Workers will become involved with the union. • Workers will

Assessments will change • Workers will become involved with the union. • Workers will also become less involved with the union. Assessments need to be constantly updated. LIST-BUILDING 18

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LIST-BUILDING 19

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LIST-BUILDING 20

Is the union’s strength growing or remaining the same? • There was a large

Is the union’s strength growing or remaining the same? • There was a large decrease in the number of unknowns. • The number of people against the union was not increasing. • The union was getting better at figuring out how many of them there were and who they were. The union is still not in contact with 25% of the workers. But it has increased the number of people who are participating, which will help them identify the rest. The total number of cabin crew was declining, which was creating staffing problems. LIST-BUILDING 21

Assessments help us keep our focus on the undecided and unknown workers • We

Assessments help us keep our focus on the undecided and unknown workers • We can easily overlook the workers we are not in contact with, the “unknowns”. • Because we are more likely to be talking to the union supporters, we may feel stronger than we are. • Keeping very accurate numbers and assessments is critical. LIST-BUILDING 22

How to build lists • Ask union members who have contact with non-union workers

How to build lists • Ask union members who have contact with non-union workers • Social events • Workplace visits • Hotels and restaurants • Home visits • Company or industry events • Parking areas • Payroll or employee lists • Telephone directories • Facebook and internet • Fire or emergency • Evacuation lists • Newsletter and email lists • Raffle, prizes and fundraising events that require collection of contact details LIST-BUILDING 23

Keep your lists safe • Be careful about where you keep your lists. •

Keep your lists safe • Be careful about where you keep your lists. • To prevent duplication and to increase security, you probably want one person to be responsible for updating the list. LIST-BUILDING 24

List-building is an ongoing process. Lists will change and grow as we organise. LIST-BUILDING

List-building is an ongoing process. Lists will change and grow as we organise. LIST-BUILDING 25

ACTIVITY: Plan to build a list Aim: To plan to build a list. Tasks:

ACTIVITY: Plan to build a list Aim: To plan to build a list. Tasks: Select a facilitator and timekeeper. Discuss the following: • What information will we want to keep? • How will we gather the information? • Where will we keep our list? (computer, paper, etc. ) • How will we keep our list updated? Review the list-building work plan, and prepare to share your ideas. LIST-BUILDING 26

ACTIVITY: List-building work plan LIST-BUILDING 27

ACTIVITY: List-building work plan LIST-BUILDING 27

Anything else to discuss regarding mapping and list-building? MAPPING AND LIST-BUILDING 28

Anything else to discuss regarding mapping and list-building? MAPPING AND LIST-BUILDING 28