Message of solidarity to Durban WCCA from UNISON Community & Voluntary Branch, Ireland

31 July 2009

The UNISON Community & Voluntary Branch, Ireland, extends our support and solidarity to your campaign and wishes you all the success in your protest on 31st July 2009.

To object to a model of economic growth which defines its success in terms of rising levels of inequality and poverty for those in most need is a first step.

To construct alternatives which show that sustainable economic growth must be based on equality and progress for those who most need it is a more courageous step.

To put the voices of those deemed to be `expendable` at the forefront of developing alternatives, as your campaign is doing, makes your objectives utterly possible and extremely powerful. The demands for transparency, participation and accountability are basic fundamentals to any genuine democratic practice. We are with you in that struggle and with you in spirit.

Dessie Donnelly
Shop Steward
UNISON Community & Voluntary Branch
c/o 54 York Street
Belfast
BT15 1AS
Tel: +44 (0)28 9032 6980
Fax: +44 (0)28 9032 8102