Our Turkey campaign (SF Leather/Mulberry) with well over 9,000 messages sent, is now our third largest current campaign, having displaced the Malaysia forestry workers’ campaign. We’ve finally seen an increase in the number of supporters from Turkey itself, with 299 supporting the Turkish-language version of the campaign and another 120 people from Turkey supporting the English version.
In the next five days I expect to close two campaigns launched in early May — in support of workers in Hungary and Iran. Both campaigns attracted fewer than 7,000 supporters each, while all the campaigns since then have been considerably larger. Our current Iran campaign, for example, is 78% larger than the one we launched in May.
As a result of these campaigns, our mailing lists continue to grow. I just added 195 new supporters to our lists, with 144 of them going to the English list.
We publicized the IUF’s latest campaign (hotel workers in Myanmar) both through our Facebook page and group, and in a mass mailing. Following our mailing, the number of supporters for that campaign has nearly doubled.
There had been a problem when we posted a link to one of our country news pages (e.g., Canada) on Facebook. We had no control over the image that was shown, nor was the text particularly suitable. These have now been fixed.
We’ve been approached by the Palestinian postal workers union who are asking for our help in getting connected internationally. I’ve passed this on to UNI and we’ll explore helping them make links directly with postal workers unions in different countries.