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CTU joins Greenpeace Call fo Govt Peace Initiative

CTU joins Greenpeace in call to Government to support UN peace initiative

The Council of Trade Unions has joined Greenpeace and other organisations in a joint letter to the Prime Minister urging the New Zealand Government to declare its support for the proposal being put to the UN Security Council on Friday 14 February by the Governments of France, Germany and Russia for extended inspection and disarmament teams in Iraq.

The letter also asked the Government to “call on the world community, particularly the US, Australia and Britain, to exhaust every means available to peacefully, rather than militarily, disarm Iraq”.

In an earlier resolution the CTU National Affiliates Council has also:

Deplored the cynical linkage by the US government of support for the war with free trade negotiations with the US ; Condemned any pressure that is or may be brought to bear on NZ to drop its nuclear free policy in exchange for free trade negotiations with the US; Called on the NZ government to support strengthening and implementation of existing and conventions for the elimination of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons; Called on the NZ government to actively work towards mandated international inspection of all countries developing and producing weapons of mass destruction. Called for every effort to be made for a long term peaceful resolution of the current situation

And has called on unions to support and participate in any rallies and community activities against the war.

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