The Cambridge and District Trades Council is organising to send a delegation to Calais on the 17th October as part of a national convoy of trade unionists and anti racists.
We are primarily collecting money but will take as many other items as we can (sleeping bags, tents, food, toiletries, warm clothes etc). Our trip will also be to build political links with those in Calais.
We want to show that workers in Cambridge stand in solidarity with the refugees and migrants. They face ongoing police harassment and many other difficulties, particularly as the winter draws in. They should be treated as human beings, not demonised as a “swarm” (as David Cameron did) or as “marauding” threats (as Philip Hammond did).
What can you do:
COLLECT AT WORK OR IN YOUR UNION BRANCH:
You can use the CambsCalaisColection to raise donations of colleagues. Or circulate the following donation details
You can donate by bank transfer to: Cambridge & District Trades Council – bank sort code 08 60 01 account number 2011 4277 (marked for Calais appeal)
Please make cheques payable to: Cambridge and District Trades Council (marked for Calais appeal)
Return this form to : Cambridge & District Trades Council , 21 Fen Road, Cambridge , CB4 1BS
JOIN THE DELEGATION:
If you are interested in joining the Trades Council delegation on the 17th of October please contact the secretary: Tom Woodcock, firstname.lastname@example.org 07712893552