By Andrew Brady We’ve communicated a lot with you over the last few months updating you on our progress and how your support is helping working people around the world. You won’t be surprised to hear that I’m writing to ask for your help once more. If …

Walton Pantland

By Andrew Brady

We’ve communicated a lot with you over the last few months updating you on our progress and how your support is helping working people around the world. You won’t be surprised to hear that I’m writing to ask for your help once more.

If you haven’t done so please support our work by affiliating to Union Solidarity International online as a union local or branch, or as an individual for as little as £5 per year.

At USi I hope you can see that we’re trying to do something different: like many other activist organisations, we’re inspired by the possibility of new media to raise awareness and influence the world. A campaign that exists only in cyberspace can only go so far, but in conjunction with a campaign rooted in the deep structures of the trade union movement we can tap into our collective power.

In less than a year we have around forty trade unions and organisations around the world supporting our efforts; more than one hundred union locals, branches and regions affiliated; and, we’ve raised thousands of pounds to fund unionisation drives and to expose human rights abuses.

We have now been able to fully fund our union project in India which is organising more than 7,000 workers in the brick kiln industry and to support a documentary in Greece highlighting human rights abuses because of our affiliation strategy.

Every penny we raise goes towards building union power and fighting injustice.

Why affiliate?

1. Build worker to worker solidarity.

2. Fight for trade union rights around the world

3. Strengthen industrial links between union branches internationally

4. Sett up international twinning arrangements

5. Funding union development projects – such as our flagship campaigns to build Solidarity with Greece, Domestic Workers and organise Brick Kiln Workers in India

Branches can also affiliate for the appropriate amount by post by sending a cheque, made payable to ‘Union Solidarity International’ to the following address:

 

First Floor

22/24 Worple Road

London

SW19 4DD

 

In Solidarity

 

Andrew Brady

USi Project Director

 

 

 

 


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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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