Blood Money Campaign in Dublin received great reception outside Penneys-Primark Store on Mary Street.
Members of the Industrial Workers of the World where joined by members of the Burmese community to help highlight the international Blood Money Campaign and the continuing actions against multinationals such as Primark Limited who, despite having online ethical standards and policies, continues to support the Military regime in Myanmar with Blood Money Investments.
Members of the Industrial Workers of the World Ireland have extended it’s hand of solidarity through the various unions and grassroots social justice movements in Myanmar. Unions such as the Federation of General Workers Myanmar (FGWM), All Burma Federation of Trade Unions (ABFTU) and Food not Bombs Myanmar – with the support of the Asia Working Group of the International Confederation of Labour (ICL) who have confirmed a host of international companies that continues to assist the regime and/or military owed businesses.
The recently established 'Bloody Money Campaign' has been endorsed and supported by IWW to help raise awareness of how multinational companies are still profiting from doing business with the military regime in Myanmar.
To help defend workers rights, members of IWW will continue to hold information pickets outside businesses locally who are currently assisting investment and the funding of the Myanmar military regime.
A spokesperson for the IWW told of this afternoons solidarity action outside of Primark and Penneys stores said "Today we had a very visible action to help raise awareness of how workers in Myanmar are being treated by the military regime there. We are here to help shine some light on those businesses here in Ireland who happily contribute to that same brutal Military Council in Myanmar.
"It has been confirmed that Primark Limited and Penneys in Ireland are still engaged in doing business with the Myanmar regimes who have a track record in war crimes, human rights violation, genocide and crime against humanity in Myanmar.
"As part of this unfolding international campaign through the International Confederation of Labour (ICL), IWW will play it’s part to help highlight the abuse of workers in Ireland and in Myanmar. "