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Palestine: the reality behind the headlines; building solidarity.

Seminar Action Note - Pledge Sheet

Branches and individuals are asked to sign this pledge sheet and commit to carrying out at least one activity to help build solidarity with the Palestinian people and to raise awareness of their plight. Please complete the form and then hand or post to Simon Macfarlane, UNSION House, 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX. Fax (0141) 331 1203. For more forms contact Simon on (0870) 7777 006. Thanks!

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FORM SUBMITTED ON BEHALF OF SELF OR BRANCH?

 

NAME OF YOUR BRANCH

 

BRANCH OR PERSONAL CONTACT ADDRESS

 

 

TELEPHONE NUMBER

 

EMAIL

 

DO YOU WANT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ADDED TO A LIST WHICH RECIEVES INTERNATIONAL ALERTS FROM UNISON SCOTLAND?

 

 

ACTION

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Publicise and take part in the Boycott Israeli Goods [BIG] campaign - (web address http://www.bigcampaign.org , useful for background though currently being updated), for up to date info - visit http://www.palestinecampaign.org

 

Support and affiliate to established local, Scottish and UK Groups e.g. Scottish Friends of Palestine

 

Organise lunchtime meetings to raise awareness with invited speakers and provide a buffet lunch for members. Stephen Smellie of South Lanarkshire Branch can share his experience on this (01698) 454690

 

Leafleting in the High Streets and campaign stalls regarding Boycott of Israeli Goods - though be prepared to experience strong views from some members of the public

 

Include articles on Palestine in Branch Newsletters and Internet Sites - please contact Simon or members of the Committee if you need assistance with this

 

Get members to support Postcard Campaigns

 

Invite speakers have stalls at AGMs etc

 

Raise awareness through Trade Union Councils

 

Submit motions to Scottish Council, Trades Councils and the STUC

 

Put pressure on Local Authorities; NHS, etc to amend their buying policies

 

Buy an olive tree to replace those 'pruned' in Palestine

 

Use customer comment cards in supermarkets and lobby managers to stop stocking Israeli goods. Alison Cosgrove can give you information on similar successful campaigns she has run acosgrove@eastlothian.gov.uk

 

Write to your local newspaper about Palestine and lobby your local politicians

 

Organise a concert including speakers in aid of, for example, Medical Aid for Palestine

 

Other, Please state

 

 

 

 

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