TUC Aid is making an appeal to affiliates, union members and to the general public for funds for emergency relief and long-term rehabilitation of the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
The earthquake which struck the island at 21.53 GMT on 12 January 2010 has left a trail of destruction. According to the President of Haiti, it has caused some 50,000 deaths. Massive damage has been caused to Haiti's underdeveloped, poorly maintained infrastructure and property, with most buildings including hospitals and private dwellings in the capital - Port au Prince - turned to rubble. The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) estimates that some 3m people, most of whom have been made homeless, are in dire need of food, clothes, shelter and essential medicines. The people of Haiti, considered to be the poorest country in the western hemisphere, had been recovering from the devastation caused by hurricanes.
All cheques should be drawn in favour of TUC Aid -Haiti Earthquake Appeal and sent to TUC Aid, EUIRD, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS. You can donate online by clicking on the 'donate online' button above.
The proceeds of the Appeal will be used by the trade union movement in Haiti for emergency relief and long-term rehabilitation of victims in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
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Haitian trade unions took part in a workshop on social protection in Haiti with a view to ensuring the observance of minimum standards in the on-going reconstruction programmes.
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The TUC is calling for action to transform Haiti - a country destroyed by a cruel act of nature - into a prosperous country which cares about and respects human rights, including workers' rights. Decent work will be vital to that process, said the TU...PDF version available for download
Full text of Brendan Barber's speech to the Concert for Haiti in solidarity with Haitian trade unionists.
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