(en) Labor Site of the Week - Support Russian Workers

Shawn Ewald (shawn@wilshire.net)
Sun, 30 Nov 1997 03:03:19 -0700

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Labor Site of the Week

20 November 1997

ICEM Cyber-Campaign: Support the Russian Workers' Campaign Against The Scandal of Unpaid Wages (Russia)


Stop whatever you're doing. Think about this: more than 20,000,000 Russian workers are not being paid regularly. Delays can take as much as 12 months.

The situation facing the Russian working class is outrageous, and demands immediate international attention. That's why the ICEM -- the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions -- has launched this "cyber-campaign" to turn up the pressure in support of the Russian labour movement.

The site includes links to dozens of other sites, but most important -- dozens of email addresses to write to. These include Russian employers, government officials, and international financial institutions as well. Participants in the cyber-campaign can add their support the joint ICEM-ICFTU complaint to the International Labour Organisation about the Russian wages crisis.

Often when we visit trade union websites, we're shown a pleasant brochure about a union. Sometimes there's even a feedback form, so we can tell the webmaster how much we enjoyed the site. This is an entirely different project. The ICEM, which pioneered the use of computer networking back in the mid-1980s, is transforming the Internet from a tool for information to a weapon of struggle.

Click on the link above and begin adding your voice to the world-wide campaign for justice for Russian workers. __________________________ Radio4All: http://www.radio4all.org/ The A-Infos Radio Project: http://www.radio4all.org/radio http://radio4all.web.net/

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