Old campaigns

Of the seven campaigns currently featured on our home page, four of them are more than three months old.  I’ve written this morning to those who requested the campaigns – in Turkey, Israel, Puerto Rico and Algeria – to ask for permission to close them down.

A reminder why we do this:

  • The number of messages sent after the first few days slows down to a trickle, and an employer or government will certainly notice that no one seems to be interested any longer in the campaign.
  • Our own readers expect to see fresh campaigns — not long forgotten ones (in some cases, disputes which are already over).
  • And — as you can see from the posting regarding the Sappi dispute below — it is hugely important to update our readers on results, and one way to produce such an update is to end a campaign and get a report from the union on what happened.

For those reasons and more, it will be rare indeed that we allow a campaign to drag on beyond three months, but we never close them down without first talking to the sponsoring union.

Written by derek in: Campaigns |

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