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14
Mar

IPCM release about many thousands of refugees or immigrants wishing to enter the European Union

on Monday, 14 March 2016 10:30.

The International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) is following events with close attention and concern, with many thousands of refugees or immigrants wishing to enter the European Union.

On this point, the IPCM wishes to state the following:

  1. The IPCM welcomes the fact that the international bodies such as the EU and NATO are taking action to save the lives of people fleeing from armed conflicts; to ensure the freedom and safety of people living in the EU itself; and to achieve peace and prosperity in all the neighbouring countries. The direct involvement of governments is essential.

  2. The IPCM considers it essential to act at the source of the problems. This migratory flow will inevitably go on as long as these conflicts and wars continue, coupled with religious and ethnic persecution and situations of oppression and extreme poverty.

  3. Europe and the international community must therefore implement a comprehensive plan for peace and development, aimed at Africa and the Middle East, following the style of the Marshall Plan. The welfare and human rights of millions of people deserve this.

  4. The IPCM urges its partner organisations to work decisively in attending to immigrants and refugees, individuals and families who find themselves in such serious and difficult situations. The IPCM requests that, together, we maintain a climate of trust and coexistence in our respective countries, and contribute to preventing extremist and populist posturing.

  5. The IPCM ratifies its position as stated in its previous communications on this subject.
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01
Mar

Lisbon: IPCM at the International Seminar "The role of collective bargaining in promoting decent jobs"

on Tuesday, 01 March 2016 11:35.

lisbonbasefutThe International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) was the collaborating body at the international seminar "The role of collective bargaining in promoting decent jobs" held in Lisbon from 25-28 February. The seminar was organised by the Centro de Formação e Tempos livres (C.F.T.L) and Base-Frente Unitária de Trabalhadores (BASE-F.U.T) with funding from the European Union and the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA).

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25
Jan

Sintra-Lisbon: International seminar "The role of the social partners in the definition of a new model of labour relations"

on Monday, 25 January 2016 14:17.

sintrapicmThe IPCM took part in the International Seminar, "The role of the social partners in the definition of a new model of labour relations to obtain decent, quality and long-lasting jobs" with the support of the European Commission, organised by FIDESTRA within the framework of the work of EZA and IPCM. Acting as hosts were the FIDESTRA President, Fernando Moura e Silva, and the Vice-president of IPCM, Maria Reina Martin.

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25
Jan

Sintra-Lisboa: IPCM BoD plans 2016 activities

on Monday, 25 January 2016 09:13.

rdirectiva230116IPCM's board of directors met in Sintra (Portugal) on 23 January to plan events for 2016, as well as deciding on the Platform's position vis-a-vis the international situation and setting up task forces.

The meeting was attended by IPCM President Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga; Vice-presidents Piergiorgio Sciaqua and Maria Reina Martín; Secretary Jesús Casado; Treasurer Josep Calvó; Vice-treasurer Francisco Domínguez; BoD member Álvaro Domingos; and Chindasvinto Moreno from the technical secretariat.

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18
Dec

We celebrated International Migrants’ Day

on Friday, 18 December 2015 12:56.

On International Migrants' Day we echoed the message from the Secretary General of United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, pledging to advance further with our work based on the respect for human rights, legislation and international standards, in a shared commitment not to leave anyone by the wayside.

That day we also wanted to remember all those displaced by war; the tragedy of those drowned in the Mediterranean; Sub-Saharan Africans in the straits; migrants from Central America to the United States; in short, all those people who risk their lives to escape death or who are looking for a better life, and the need to continue fighting against human trafficking.

For these reasons the International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) continues to work for the recognition of asylum in the EU, a right which cannot be ignored. We appeal to the joint responsibility of the authorities of all countries concerned, whether countries of origin, transit or recipients, in order to assist these people, save lives and ensure the safety of all. And we urge greater attention towards and involvement in the problems arising from migration, in order to move towards a true European immigration policy.

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