We’re closing the WizzAir campaign after 3 months and nearly 10,000 signatures. It was our first campaign ever with a Romanian version. According to the European Transport Workers Federation, “The workers have not been reinstated (yet), but the campaign helped a lot in terms of building confidence of the local union and getting public attention. There is a court case pending and we should have the final ruling somewhere in April/March – of course, we hope that it will be in our favour.”
Algeria – repression of unemployed activists. We’ve shared this with the IUF and are waiting for their decision; they may run a campaign themselves which of course we will support.
Turkey campaign – we’ve been approached about the possibility of another Turkey campaign, this one targetting a well-known consumer brand; more details when we have them.
Here are our current campaigns in order of popularity:
- Turkey – Maltepe – 10,540 supporters
- Rio Tinto – 8,997 supporters
- Lafarge Holcim – 8,413 supporters
- Peru – 5,962 supporters – campaign due to close next week
Survey of LabourStart correspondents:
Martina will be reviewing all the responses and writing up a report. We’ve received a small grant from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation to do a study of our work, and this is part of it.
They now have a (blank) website and a joint email address, as they requested. They’ve drafted a founding statement which will go on to the site.
I’ve improved the home page and we’re working on including an RSS and Twitter feed as well.