Friday, 11 June 2010

A Moral Outrage


The latest e-mail from Labourstart's Eric Lee is headed A Moral Outrage and his anger is not misplaced.

For Eric is commenting on the increase (yes, sadly an increase) in the number of trade unionists murdered last year and whose deaths are identified in the ITUC's latest Annual Survey of the Violation of Trade Union Rights:

The ITUC has been able to gather evidence that indicates a 30% increase in the rate of murders.

Please go to the link for the 2010 Annual Survey to download a copy and also view the shocking video (available via YouTube) that accompanies it.

Please do what you can across your own trade union and labour networks to help share details of the Survey and to ensure that this issue receives the attention it deserves.

I'd welcome any comments on the report once you have had a look and suggestions for methods of being able to raise the Survey during workplace and branch discussions.




Jenni Ashton said...

Hi Ian,

Sorry again that I missed you last week at conference.

Thanks for putting this item on yor blog as I wanted the link for some work am doing for the regional office.



Anonymous said...

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.............................................................

Ian Manborde said...

Hi Jen,

Thanks for the posting.

No worries about not seeing you in Manchester.

Let me know if you need any more info.