The Campaign “A NOTEBOOK FOR THE CHILDREN OF PALESTINE” is completed
On Monday February 16 we will give all the material aid to the people of Palestine
Successfully was completed the solidarity campaign for the children of Palestine, which was an initiative of the WFTU (World Federation of Trade Unions), the FISE (World Federation of Teachers` Union) in cooperation with the General Union of Palestinian Workers.
The concentration of material (erasers, pencils, notebooks, coloring books, bags, toys), exceeded all expectations. The impact was such that three months after the end of the campaign, still arrive new materials at the Regional Trade Union Centre of Piraeus, though the first delivery of materials took place in an event of the Trade Unions of Workers in the shipbuilding zone, on 17th of October, with the presence of many Presidents of Associations of Teachers of Primary Education, Associations of Teachers of Secondary Education, representatives from various organisations as well as the General Union of Palestinian Workers.
We welcome the massive participation of the Associations of Teachers of Primary Education, the Associations of Teachers of Secondary Education, Trade Unions of Employees in Private Education (in total over 80 TUs) and dozens of peoples’ organizations (women’s associations, self-employed associations, students, unemployed committees etc.). The hall of the Regional Trade Union Centre of Piraeus area turned out “small” since the boxes and bags with the material are several hundred, while also concentrated a small financial help, despite the obstacles posed by the reactive-unpopular legislative framework, demonstrating that solidarity is a real weapon in the hands of the people.
We welcome teachers who organized exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performances and other initiatives, who opened discussion in classrooms with students about the real causes of the unjust war against the people of Palestine, for the just struggle of the Palestinians to have a homeland, against occupation and the invasion of Israel, for the right of peoples to struggle in all ways, against their oppressors.
The campaign will conclude with the delivery of the remaining aid through the embassy in order to arrange their transfer to Palestine. At the same time every effort is made to also send a delegation to Palestine.
We invite teachers, employees, parents, students, unions, to attend the event which will take place at the Regional Trade Union Centre of Piraeus Monday 16/2 at 19:00 showing once again internationalist solidarity.
The WFTU and the FISE, the World class trade union movement will continue its solidarity initiatives for peoples hit by the brutal imperialist policy, will continue the struggle for the abolition of exploitation of man by man.
FISE, World Federation of Teachers` Union
WFTU, World Federation of Trade Unions
General Union of Palestinian Workers.