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STUC condemns harassment of Kurdish community

The 122nd annual Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC), which ran from 15-17 April 2019 and represents 37 trade unions and more than 540,000 people across Scotland discussed a motion on the alleged police harassment of the Kurdish community in Scotland. “Stop criminalising the Kurdish community” The motion condemns raids conducted…
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Welsh Trade Union stand with Imam and the Kurdish struggle

The Welsh trade union movement has a long and proud history of demonstrating solidarity with workers and trade unionists internationally fighting for democracy, equality, justice and freedom. It is against this backdrop that we have worked with our friends across the labour social justice movement, including the People’s Assembly, to…
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A message of solidarity for Margaret Owen OBE

Senior trade unionist and co-chair of the Freedom for Ocalan committee, Christine Blower, has written to Margaret Owen OBE to express her solidarity with Margaret's hunger strike. Margaret, at time of writing, is on a week-long hunger strike to raise awareness of the wave of irreversible hunger strikes taking place…
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Happy Birthday Apo

Today will mark the 70th Birthday of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. On this day and on behalf of UK Trade Union movement, The Freedom for Öcalan campaign restates a commitment to securing Mr Öcalans release and to justice for the Kurdish people. As we reflect on the year ahead,…
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Wales leads international solidarity with Öcalan

The Welsh Assembly has taken a historic stance in support of Newport resident and hunger striker Imam Sis and his calls for international solidarity and action on the isolation of Kurdish political prisoner Abdullah Öcalan. Welsh trade unions including Unite Youth Wales, UNISON Cardiff County, FBU Wales, PCS and IWW…
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