Solidarity 035, 14 August 2003

Unions must break with Blair

Submitted by Anon on 18 August, 2003 - 7:06

Whatever the detailed results of the enquiry into the death of David Kelly, most people in Britain are sure about one thing: the government lied to us about its reasons for going to war with Iraq.

Who said what and when about the "45 minute" claim-that Saddam could launch weapons of mass destruction with three quarters of an hour's notice-is less important than the simple truth that Blair said that he could, and that he quite patently could not.

Workers of the World: ROUND-UP

Submitted by Anon on 18 August, 2003 - 7:01

  • People's United Opposition Party launched in Indonesia
  • Guatemalaen maquila workers' victory
  • Victory in the Hyundai strike
  • Sri Lankan trade unionists under attack
  • Yao Fuxin and Xio Yunliang moved to labour camp
  • Brazil pension reform sparks workers protest

People's United Opposition Party launched in Indonesia

No Sweat events

Submitted by Anon on 18 August, 2003 - 6:58

  • Nike London "fun run"
  • Robert Newman
  • No Sweat at the Edinburgh festival
  • No Sweat training day

Nike London "fun run"

Nike is hosting their annual 10 km charity-PR "fun run" in London's Richmond Park on Sunday 7 September.
Meet No Sweat and GMB London activists to protest against Nike's dreadful labour record from 10.30 at Barnes rail station (trains from Waterloo)
No Sweat protest site:

Mexican workers fight Levi's

Submitted by Anon on 18 August, 2003 - 6:57

By the Centro de Apoyo al Trabajador (CAT - workers' centre)

On 19 July workers at Tarrant Mexico-Ajalpan held a constituent assembly to form an independent union (SUITTAR, or Sindicato Único Independiente de Trabajadores de la Empresa Tarrant México). Seven hundred of the thousand-strong workforce have joined the union.

SUITTAR applied for formal registration for the new independent union. It is common that registrations for independent unions are denied because of the anti-union policies in Mexico.

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