Monday, November 13, 2006

Thursday - show solidarity with Filipino workers

Some important news from the UNISON website. There is a protest this coming Thursday lunch time (for those working in or able to get to Central London).

The peaceful protest outside the Philippines Embassy, on Thursday16 November, is being organised by The Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP), and a range of other organisations, including Filipino migrant organisations in the UK and trade unions. It takes place in front of the embassy gates on Palace Green, at Kensington High Street between 1-3pm.

More than 770 political killings have been reported since President Arroyo came to power in January 2001 (following the impeachment of President Estrada in 2001). Victims include political activists, farmers' leaders, students, priests, lawyers and journalists.The murdered have included 64 union activists and 982 cases have been reported of trade union and human rights violations, including picket line assaults, illegal arrest and detention, harassment and abduction.

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