From the TUC

Gaza: ITUC day of action, 7 August 2014

07 Aug 2014, By

To mark three weeks since the Israeli military incursion into Gaza began, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has declared today a day of action on Gaza. The TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, has written to the Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State for International Development, and you can support the ITUC campaign and TUC policy too, by making your voice heard.

First, today, send a message on Twitter to the @UN and your national government to support peace, like “The @ituc & (@Your union name) support peace & democracy everywhere. @UN (@your national government or politician) act now for #gaza.” If you are not on Twitter, please post a message on Facebook or any social network you might use – it’s all helpful.

Second, and you can still do this after the 7th, urge union members in your country to join the ITUC postcard campaign ‘Peace like mine’ and send a message to the UN Secretary General supporting peace. To take part, go to the website and use a PC or mobile device to send a real postcard to the UN Secretary-General with your personal message and photo.? Send a photograph that depicts your view of peace. It might be a photo of your family or community or an activity that depicts everyday life. And you can add your personal message to the UN Secretary-General.

In the longer term, the TUC is encouraging contributions to the ITF humanitarian fund for Gaza, or to your own Global Union Federation’s appeal if there is one, or you might wish to contribute to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign appeal.

4 Responses to Gaza: ITUC day of action, 7 August 2014

  1. John
    Aug 8th 2014, 2:20 am

    & thankyou again for this update Owen Tudor with regards to the TUC / ITUC views on the terrible Gaza situation. I shall try again to open the website & ITF links tomorrow my time.

    I feel that many of us will know that certainly Israel, the USA & possibly parts of Europe will have made (many) more enemies than friends out of this tragedy, particularly over the inane slowness in taking any positive action to halt the carnage.

  2. Sharon-Theresa Calvert
    Aug 8th 2014, 10:41 am

    Several years ago I visited Israel and Palestine. The iron wall made the Berlin wall look like a picket fence. A Palestinian Christian told me ‘that we should be building bridges not walls!’. How true! Stop the carnage and start talks so that bridges can be built!!

  3. Dr Nasim Hasnie
    Aug 8th 2014, 2:38 pm

    Building Bridges is the first step to resolution of Human issues. Democratic and civilised countries should not create “Bantustans”, within the territories under their care. Human beings should not terrorise each other as we have seen. Both sides should respect non-combtants such as: children, women, elderly and the disabled. Everyone should have equal rights.

    Shalom & Salaam for children of Abraham – they both are semitic.- as they speak Hebrew and Arabic – semitic languages.

    With love and respect

    Nasim Hasnie

  4. nicholas caplam
    Aug 12th 2014, 5:50 pm

    I believd in peace with Israel that
    has the right to exhist and to defend itself. I do not know what media source you are all reading or watching it is the media who are not helping peace. I am going to boycott british productsas the falklands and gibralter must be british. Stop the falklands war, free northern Ielamd. Poor IRA.