Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Russian union leaders arrested!

We have received this recent briefing from Eric Lee of LabourStart.

"We sent you this message last week -- but you don't seem to have responded.  It's very important that we each take 1 minute to send protest messages today.

Three leaders of the pilots union at Russian airline AEROFLOT -- Alexei Shlyapnokov, Valeriy Pimoshenko and Sergei Knyshov -- were arrested in October during a bitter fight to secure a collective bargaining agreement.

Their union believes that the three were framed as a retaliation for the union's recent success in a court battle.

The Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR), a national trade union center affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation, and the Sheremetevo Trade Union of Airline Pilots have called for an international campaign to demand that the company negotiate rather than try to jail union leaders.

Please take a moment to show your support - click here.

Thank you -- and please spread the word!"

Eric Lee

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