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  • Writer's pictureIWW Ireland

September 11th: Blood Money Day of Action

An international day of action with workers in Myanmar has been called for Saturday 11th September.

In Ireland members of the Industrial Workers of the World have extended it’s hand of solidarity through the various unions and grassroots social justice movements in Myanmar 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 Ireland 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 hold a series of information stalls outside businesses locally who are currently assisting investment and the funding of the Myanmar military regime as part of the international day of action on Saturday 11th September outside of Primark and Penneys stores across the country to help shine a light on those businesses here in Ireland who are happy to do business with the 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 the IWW will play it’s part to help highlight the abuse of workers in Ireland and in Myanmar.

For updates, more information and you can help out at actions locally on Saturday 11th September, please check out our social media pages and main website:

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