Friday, 19 April 2013

Let The Turkish State Hear Your Voice.

    Good news and bad news from Labour Start:

Free the jailed trade unionists - click here.

      A few weeks ago I wrote to ask for your support for more than 100 public sector trade unionists who were arrested in Turkey. Your response was magnificent: more than 11,000 of you sent off messages of protest. Today I have some good news and bad news.
      The good news is that 72 members of the public sector union  were released from jail last week, some after nearly ten months of detention. The bad news is that the charges were not dropped and they all need to appear in court again in July.
      Another 15 union leaders, all of them women, are due to appear in court today.
      We've been asked by the international trade union movement to ramp up the campaign, to flood the inbox of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with thousands of new messages.
If you have not supported this campaign, please go here today and send off your message:
     If you have already done so, please share this message with friends, family, co-workers and your fellow union members.
     If every one of you who has supported this campaign recruits just one new person to our cause, it will be the largest campaign LabourStart has ever done -- and I am sure that our voices will be heard in Ankara.
Thank you.

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