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Brendan Barber, TUC General Secretary
'The breathtaking levels of death and devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunamis in south east Asia has shocked and saddened everyone around the world. In response the TUC is making an urgent appeal. I am asking all TUC affiliates, union organisations and individual union members, to give generously to the TUC Aid appeal for money to help the victims. We will also be helping the regional trade unions to rebuild and re-equip themselves.'
This appeal is urgent because 150,000 have died in nine countries, and five million are homeless and in dire need. The TUC has heard from the world union body, the ICFTUs Asia Pacific Regional Organisation (APRO). They report considerable damage to trade union offices, the prospects of massive job losses in tourism and ancillary services sectors. The economies of the region and the trade unions in the sectors concerned will take years to recover.
You can help by sending a personal donation; by organising a collection at your workplace or among colleagues or friends; and by getting your union organisation (branch, region, national) to send some money. All money received will be allocated between the charities working with victims and the ICFTU and Global Unions Federations, who will use funds for long-term rehabilitation of victims and their families and for repairs to union buildings and purchase of equipment for union offices affected by the disaster".
You can send a cheque
Please make cheques payable to 'TUC Aid -Tsunami Appeal'.
Send to: TUC Aid - Tsunami Appeal, EUIRD, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS.
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Issued: 4 January, 2005