News from our International Officer
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
The Palestine solidarity Campaign is asking for help to protect local democracy. The UK Government is trying to prevent local authorities from divesting from companies linked to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-accused-of-launching-attack-on-local-democracy-with-new-council-investment-rule-a6786916.html
To sign up to the campaign: http://www.palestinecampaign.org/protect-local-democracy-for-Palestine/
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
Event Celebrating Young Volunteers in Nicaragua
The Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign have an event you can attend on the 11th February 2016 6.30-8.30. The venue: The Calthorpe Arms 252 Gray’s Inn Road London WC1X 8JR.
To register a place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/viva-nicaragua-celebrating-young-volunteers-in-nicaragua-tickets-20892472949?utm_medium=email&utm_term=eventpage&ref=enivtefor001&utm_source=eb_email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2
Labour start are calling for support for a campaign to end modern day slavery.
Modern-day slavery is everywhere: from the cotton farms of Uzbekistan, to domestic workers in Mauritania and cattle ranches in Paraguay; from the fisheries in the Philippines, to the World Cup construction sites in Qatar. The production chain of the clothes you wear, the food you eat, the World Cup that you’ll watch on TV is hiding a harsh reality for millions of workers.
To support this campaign please follow this link: http://www.ratifytheprotocol.org/en/endmodernslavery
IUF Urgent Action
Two hundred workers at AFFCO, the New Zealand meat company owned by the anti-union Talley family, have been locked out since June last year for resisting the company’s brutal push to replace negotiated collective agreements with individual contracts. Talleys/AFFCO is also punishing union members and workplace representatives with suspensions and dismissals.
To support this campaign and learn more please follow this link: http://www.iuf.org/cgi-bin/campaigns/show_campaign.cgi?c=975
IUF have an editorial on TTP and why the fight must continue, for more information please follow this link: http://www.iuf.org/w/?q=node/4722
Stop The War Coalition
Newsletter from stop the war Coalition:
Newsletter from ACTSA