Scottish trade unions add their voice to Kurdish solidarity

Scottish trade unions add their voice to Kurdish solidarity

Momentum is building in the trade union movement as the Scottish Trade Unions Councils 122nd annual congress agrees on a motion of solidarity with the Kurdish hunger strikers and their demands for the release of Abdullah Öcalan. Scottish trade unions support Imam In her opening remarks to the conference, President of the STUC Lynne Henderson called for support for Imam Sis and his demand for the release of Abdullah Öcalan. Newport resident and lifelong campaigner against racism, Imam is one of the thousands of hunger strikers taking extraordinary measures to demand that Turkey obey its own and international law and…
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Cardiff rally shows the strength of Welsh solidarity with Kurdish cause

Cardiff rally shows the strength of Welsh solidarity with Kurdish cause

Hundreds attended a Cardiff rally in support of the Kurdish hunger strikers worldwide and Imam Sis in particular. Imam is a beloved and well-respected anti-racism campaigner based in South Wales who has now been on hunger strike for over 110 days. Proud history of internationalism On Sunday the 7th April 2019, senior trade unionists, politicians and human rights lawyers shared a platform to express their solidarity with the Kurdish hunger strikers. Speakers at the march included Nejla Ezdan from the Kurdish Women’s Movement, Shavannah Taj from the PCS Union, Allison Hulmes - National Director of BASW Cymru, Memod Aksoy from…
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