Momentum Internationalists supporters will be taking actions at high-street brands in solidarity with the general strike in Myanmar. Trade unionists in Myanmar in organisations like the All-Burma Federation of Trade Unions (ABFTU) have put out a call for supporters worldwide to put pressure on brands which are doing business with the “Tatmadaw” military junta. Companies with stores in the UK have continued making orders from Myanmar this week, despite the ongoing strike against the military junta, and state violence that prevents workers getting to factories.
Sheffield: Saturday 22 May 11am H&M on Fargate
Newcastle: Friday 21 May, 2pm, H&M on Northumberland Street
North London: Sunday 23 May, 11am H&M in Wood Green
South London: Thurs 20 May, 17:45pm, Brixton H&M, 461 Brixton Road.
If you can’t make the actions but want to support still, you can sign this statement, already backed by John McDonnel MP and Ian Hodson, BFAWU national president, to add your name to the pressure, stay in touch with further solidarity action, and take the statement to your trade union branch..
For English-language coverage of events in Myanmar, follow @AndrewTSaks on Twitter