Wednesday, 23 April 2008

First ever virtual May Day

On 1 May, Union Island will be launched in the virtual world of Second Life. The aim is “to create a community for trade unionists, which will let activists from around the world meet and work together on shared issues in the global economy. The project also aims to use the virtual world to present union campaigns to a new audience and enable a new generation of online activists to have more input into union activities”.
May Day activities include a dance party, training on how to use Second Life for union purposes, footage from a minimum wage campaign in Germany, a photo exhibition and a chance for union organisers to exchange experiences over a virtual pint of beer from the Workers’ Beer Company.
Union Island

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