Let’s start with the good news.
At the end of April, we held the most successful Global Solidarity Conference ever. Nearly 300 trade unionists from 30 countries gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia in an impressive display of solidarity.
I’ve just published a short report which you might want to read.
And now, the bad news.
Despite our best efforts to run the conference on a tiny budget, several big and unexpected expenses have come up.
For example, the university which offered to host the conference for free neglected to mention that they would charge us a substantial amount for things like security.
And while the costs of interpreters was covered, the costs of the equipment hire was not.
Overall, we wound up paying €6,000 (£5,200) more than we had planned.
We need to raise this money quickly as otherwise our ability to pay our ongoing costs will be endangered.
I am writing today to ask you to do two things:
First, please give generously yourself if you can.
Second, please ask you union to make a donation as well.
Please share this message with your friends, family and fellow union members.
Thank you very much!