We’ve written many times to ask for your support – to spread the word, to donate money, to affiliate your union branch. This time, we’re writing to say thank you – through your support, our project in India is fully funded. You helped us to raise money …

Walton Pantland

We’ve written many times to ask for your support – to spread the word, to donate money, to affiliate your union branch.

This time, we’re writing to say thank you – through your support, our project in India is fully funded. You helped us to raise money to support a team of organisers who will unionise 7,000 people in the brick kiln industry in India, and help fight debt bondage and indentured labour. Already, the organising work – carried out by our field partners Prayas Labour Centre – is providing dignity, security, and access to health, education and childcare.

We’ll continue to provide you with regular updates about the organising campaign, but the work is so successful we’re going to look at ways of rolling it out further.

This also shows that the model of grassroots worker to worker solidarity organising works: we can “crowdsource” money for organising campaigns from union branches and individuals, and use it to build stronger unions among the most vulnerable workers.

Let’s stop the race to the bottom, and organise for a better world!

 

 


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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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