Words And Pictures From The TUC (Plus TUC Update below)
"This is a photo mosaic made up of more than 2,000 photographs, sent in by individual trade unionists from around the world in support of Lovemore Matombo and Wellington Chibebe, the President and General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).
On 23 June Lovemore Matombo, President of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and Wellington Chibebe, General Secretary of ZCTU are due in court to face charges of 'spreading falsehoods prejudicial to the state'. As part of their bail conditions they are not allowed to address political or public gatherings. These charges and bail conditions are clear breaches of free speech and freedom to associate.
This giant image of Lovemore and Wellington has been created to allow them to 'appear' at a demonstration in London, and around the world on Monday 23 June, even though they are being silenced in their own country, and to protest at the state sponsored violence and intimidation which has intensified since the first round of elections in March.
We are calling for:
1.trade unionists to be free to organise and speak without being arrested and tortured.
2.an end to violence and intimidation
3.real democracy for Zimbabwe.
4.justice and rights for Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans."
I am pleased to be part of the wider picture.
TUC's Update Here