MENA Solidarity Network

LogosJoint Press Release from Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, MENASolidarity and UCU

EMBARGOED UNTIL 9:00am, 24 September 2015

Unions launch campaign over UK government failure to act on Bahrain abuses.

Call for independent audit of FCO assistance to Bahrain.

UK and global trade unions today launched a campaign highlighting “widespread and systematic” human rights abuses in Bahrain and calling for an independent audit of UK government aid to the Gulf monarchy.

The University and College Union (UCU), initiated an open letter condemning British failure to act over repression in Bahrain, which has now been signed by the largest trade unions in the UK including UNITE, UNISON, GMB, CWU, NASUWT, RMT, NUT, NUJ, RCN, PCS and BFAWU.

It has also gained the backing of Trade Union Congress (TUC), which represents 52 unions across the UK with a combined membership of 5.5 million, and Education International, the world’s largest trade union…

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