TUC Congress 2019

TUC Congress 2019

TUC congress 2019 closed its opening session with an inspiring and emotional solidarity action as 600 delegates representing 6 million workers held aloft placards bearing Abdullah Ocalan's image and the words Freedom for Ocalan. This historic act of international solidarity took place on Sunday the 8th of September 2019 at Brighton Centre, UK. Two years ago, our Congress agreed to support the campaign to free the leader of the Kurdish peace movement Abdullah Ocalan. This campaign is now backed by many of our unions and I'm proud to say my own.Mark Serwotka, general Secretary PCS and President TUC TUC congress 2019…
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Durham Miners Gala 2019

Durham Miners Gala 2019

The Freedom for Ocalan campaign was proud to return to the Durham Miners Gala 2019 for a second year after receiving the honour of being the international solidarity theme for the 2018 Gala. Freedom for Ocalan at Durham Miners Gala 2019 At this year's gala or 'Big Meeting', the Freedom for Ocalan block was joined by Tony Burke, Assistant General Secretary of Unite the Union, Simon Dubbins, Director of International Solidarity & Research at Unite the Union and co-chair of the Freedom for Ocalan campaign, Stephen Smellie Depute Convenor of Unison Scotland and Secretary of the Freedom for Ocalan Campaign,…
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Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 2019

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 2019

The Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 2019 was a watershed moment for the Freedom for Ocalan campaign, with trade unionists from up and down the country making us welcome, supporting our cause and wanting to learn more about Abdullah Ocalan and the trade union Freedom for Ocalan campaign which works to secure his release. The campaign was proud to dedicate its new campaign banner to the Tolpuddle Martyr's Festival with Nigel Costley, South West TUC Regional Secretary and Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of TUC formally accepting the dedication. The campaign would like to express it's immense gratitude to Nigel and his team…
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