Teachers and school students will have been shocked by the reports from Pakistan about the devastation caused by the floods - made worse by the lacklustre reponse from the government.
Trade unionists wishing to show solidarity with Pakistani workers and poor, can respond to the appeal from the Progressive Workers Federation (PWF) and Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan (TURCP):
"We urge all our brothers, sisters and comrades in the international trade union movement to show their solidarity and support for the people affected by the devastating flood in our country, especially trade union members, workers and peasants.
We urgently need resources to provide relief to our affected brothers and sisters. Amongst the millions hit by the flooding more than 200 members of the TURCP (Trade Union Rights Campaign - Pakistan) and Progressive Workers Federation and their families have been affected. Their houses, crops and everything else have been wiped out. They need food, clean drinking water, medicines, tents and other daily utilities. We are trying to provide whatever is possible for us to provide to these families. But we urgently need your help, solidarity and support for these people. We request that all trade unions, union branches and workers and members of the trade unions support our campaign. Every penny you donate will be accounted for and reach the affected people".
Please make your donations to the UK branch of TURCP, who will be dealing with all the international donations.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Please make cheques payable to: TURCP. Please send to: TURCP, PO Box 57449, London E5 5AE.
Bank Name: Lloyds TSB
Branch Name: Leytonstone, London E11
Account number: 00574699
Sortcode : 30 95 03
IBAN: GB70 LOYD 3095 0300 5746 99
Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan
P FEA building
1 Abbot Road