New Zealand Solidarity

Striking Myanmar Teachers Supported by NZ Teacher Unions

In spite of risks posed by the Myanmar military, over 475 Karen children have been able to attend home-based schooling. Classes are provided by 62 striking teachers from the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). With generous donations from the NZEI and PPTA teacher unions, these volunteers provide mathematics, geography, English and Myanmar language classes to children …

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Film fundraising makes over $2000

Thanks to those who bought tickets for Summer of Soul, and other generous donations, we have raised over $2000 for Myanmar. The Myanmar Appeal has also been boosted by $10,000 thanks to a generous donation from Matt Wilson of the House of Good Fortune Coffee, Petone. In addition, Matt also supplied small bags of coffee …

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Mike is leaving UnionAID

We are sad to announce that our wonderful Executive Officer, Mike Naylor, is leaving shortly to work for Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta as her advisor. Mike has been with UnionAID for seven years working with our Asia-Pacific union partners to develop effective partnership projects, and to oversee our three Young Leaders Programmes. We will …

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Striking workers continue to thwart Myanmar military

Thanks to our generous donors and supporters, $42,600 in donations have been sent directly to groups in Myanmar through UnionAID’s networks. This supports workers to defy the military and remain on strike. One month’s financial support to sustain 454 workers participating in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) strike action.  This includes nurses, doctors, teachers, clerical …

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Fight Back for Myanmar Democracy

The stop-work protest initiated by nurses and doctors two days after the recent coup in Myanmar is now a massive country-wide movement of young people, factory workers, teachers, engineers and civil society staff. Acts of defiance include a nationwide strike on February 22nd, the noisy banging of pots and pans by neighbours when activists are …

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