Bahrain: Background briefing and model motion for union activists

MENA Solidarity Network

MENA Solidarity, advocacy organisation Bahrain Watch and Bahraini human rights activists at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy have worked together to produce a background briefing for trade unionists on the situation in Bahrain. We’ll be distributing the briefing the annual congress of lecturers’ union UCU next week, or you can download copies here. bahrain_briefing_2014_frontbahrain_briefing_2014_back

The briefing includes background on the role of trade unions in the 2011 uprising, repression of students and lecturers, and information about the UK government’s collusion with the Bahraini regime’s human rights abuses, as well as the model motion below. Contact us on menasolidarity@gmail.com if you would like a speaker for your meeting.

Model resolution on Bahrain

1. This union notes that three years after the 2011 uprising was brutally crushed, Bahrainis are continuing to protest and campaign for democracy and social justice.  We recognize and support the Bahraini people’s demands for a…

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