Unite’s finance and legal sector members are joining trade unionists from around the world’s banks by snapping ‘solidarity selfies’ to show their support for Arivoneide Moraes, a union representative victimised for fighting against job losses at the Bank of Brazil.
The Rio de Janeiro Bank Workers’ Trade Union are campaigning for Moraes’ reinstatement and they need international support. From Indonesia to Belarus finance workers have been sending in their solidarity snaps proclaiming the message:
Banco do Brasil - Respeite os sindicalistas que representam os trabalhadores!
Bank of Brazil - Respect trade unionists representing workers!
Dominic Hook, unite national officer for finance, said:
“Unite members across the Finance and Legal sector send a message of solidarity to Arivoneide Moraes and the Rio de Janeiro Bank Workers’ Trade Union.
From defending jobs to the fight for a living wage, the issues facing bank workers are the same across this truly global industry. It is vital that trade unionists take a global view and unite across borders to ensure we have a banking sector that works for the good of all.”
For more information please contact Ben Norman on 07525 590075 or Ben.Norman@unitetheunion.org. Alternatively contact the Unite press team on 020 3371 2061
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.