The PTUDC has received support from important trade union leaders in Israel. The message below was sent to the Spanish language version of the PTUDC website on 21st October.
We would like you to add the following signatures to your appeal:
- Benjamin Gonen, member of the leadership of the Histadrut (Israeli TUC), leader of the Hadash fraction (Front for Peace and Equality - Communist Party of Israel).
- Jihad Akel, member of the leadership of the Histadrut, vice-general secretary of the Building Workers' Union, leader of the Hadash fraction.
- Efraim Davidi, journalist and trade unionist.
We thank you for keeping us informed of your activities.
Note: The Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign (PTUDC) have launched their own web site, www.ptudc.org. The PTUDC has been campaigning for the defence of trade union rights in Pakistan for a number of years. Now the situation has become even more complicated with the war against Afghanistan. The PTUDC has condemned terrorism, but is also actively campaigning against the war inside Pakistan itself. Thus they face the wrath of both the state authorities and the Islamic fundamentalists. They need your help in their campaigning work. You can help by publicising their material and by going to http://www.marxist.com/wellred/ptudc.asp to make a financial contribution to their campaigning work.