<fwd> Don't Give Trade Union Racism a Chance!

Tom Burghardt (tburghardt@igc.apc.org)
Mon, 26 May 1997 10:12:51 -0700 (PDT)


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From: DEBRA@OLN.comlink.apc.org (Debra Guzman) Organization: HURINet/Human Rights Info Network Subject: cyberdemo 28.5.97 Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 07:52:00 +0100 ----- Edited/Distributed by HURINet - The Human Rights Information Network ## author: sensenig@fc.alpin.or.at ## date: 25.05.97 CYBERDEMO - May 28, 1997 _________________________________________________________________ `STOP FRITZ' Don't Give Trade Union Racism a Chance! _________________________________________________________________ * BAMM (nationwide umbrella organisation of immigrant trade union and community organisations) has initiated a CYBER DEMO on the Europe Trade Union Federation's DAY OF SOLIDARITY, on May 28, 1997. Please send the message included below (or another message of your choice) to the fellowing six addresses. 1) Fritz Verzetnitsch, Austrian Trade Union Federation: presse@oegb.or.at 2) Lore Hostasch, Federal Ministery of Social Affairs: gpa@online.edvg.co.at 3) Austrian Federal Broadcasting - Minority Desk: heimat@orf.at 4) DER STANDARD (liberal daily newspaper): documentation@standard.co.at 5) PROFIL (liberal weekly newsmagazine): profil@inmedia.ping.at 6) BAMM c/o RainbowLink: sensenig@fc.alpin.or.at MESSAGE TEXT: The Republic of Austria is the only European Union member which practices official segregation of shop steward (Betriebsrat), trade union (OeGB), and Chamber of Labor (Arbeiterkammer) elections. We demand that the Austrian Trade Union Federation (OeBG) and the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs (Sozialministarium) introduce effective and binding measures to integrate the Austrian labor organisations and officially outlaw ethnic segration. Should the Austrian Federal government and labor organisations refuse to take credible steps towards combating officially sanctioned ethnic segregation we demand that FRITZ VERZETNITSCH resign as head of the EUROPEAN TRADE UNION FEDERATION. * BACKGROUND INFORMATION The EU trade unions have a declared racist as head of their organisation. Fritz Verzetnitsch is head of the Austrian Trade Union Federation and a member of Austrian Parliament. In this capacity he has played a central role in upholding Austria's ethnic segregation of shop steward elections, the trade union organizations and the semi-official Chamber of Labor (Arbeiterkammer). A man who openly opposes the desegregation of his own union can not be allowed to pretend to support ethnic integration on the EU level. Fritz Verzetnitsch practices segregation and preaches integration. The EU and the Europe Trade Union Confederation must act now to rid themselves of this man! The European Union Immigrants Forum (EU-MigrantInnenforum-Oesterreich), BAMM, the Vorarlberg Chamber of Labor faction GEMEINSAM, the Tirolean GREENS Trade Unionists AK/OeGB, the Viennese and Lower Austrian trade union and Chamber of Labor faction DEMOCRATIE FUeR ALLE, the City of Salzburg Human Relations Council (Salzburger ImmigrantInnenbeirat), the Austrian trade union faction GEWERKSCHAFTLICHE EINHEIT (GE), the Liberal Forum (LiF), integration speaker for the Province of Salzburg, ESAN Austria, and various other minority trade union and community action and social policy groups ask you and your organisation to support the international CYBER DEMO on May 28th. Please send this announcement to all anti-racist, grassroots media, feminist, rainbow, gay/lesbian, Tricont solidarity and other LISTS you know of. +:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+ +: A N T I F A I N F O - B U L L E T I N +: +: NEWS * ANALYSIS * RESEARCH * ACTION +: +: RESISTING FASCISM * BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY! +: +:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+ to subscribe e-mail Tom Burghardt <tburghardt@igc.apc.org> ++++ stop the execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal ++++ ++++ if you agree copy these 3 sentences in your own sig ++++ ++++ see: http://www.xs4all.nl/~tank/spg-l/sigaction.htm ++++

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