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International trade union movement calls for action on Gaza today

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate protest against the killing of journalists in Gaza  -  © PJS

7 August 2014

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has called today an international day of action on Gaza.

NUJ members are encouraged to answer the call and take part in the postcard campaign aimed at sending a global message of support for the ITUC's five point plan for peace:

• A permanent cease-fire
• Humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza
• The immediate suspension of all transfers of weapons, munitions and other military equipment and technology being used against civilians
• An end of the blockade of Gaza
• A negotiated settlement to bring about a two-state solution with the legitimacy of international law.

The ITUC is calling on affiliates and trade union members to make a commitment to peace and send a postcard to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to show that he has our support to deliver peace.

To take part in the ITUC postcard campaign, go to the postcard website to send a free postcard to the UN Secretary-General with your own personal message and photo.

NUJ members and branches can also send a message to the UN on Twitter using their address @UN

You can also send a twitter message to your own elected representatives to support peace:

Send a message to the UK Prime Minister @Number10gov

Send a message to the Irish Taoiseach @EndaKennyTD

Send a message to the First Minister of Scotland @AlexSalmond

Send a message to the Welsh Assembly @AssemblyWales

Suggested tweet:

@ituc @NUJofficial (@Your name) support peace & democracy everywhere. @UN (@your national government or politician) act now for #Gaza.

You can also post messages on Facebook, Linkedin and other social media sites.

The Gaza campaign is supported by the British TUC, Scottish TUC and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

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