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LGPS Divest Day/Week of Action

4th December 2021 - 10th December 2021

This initiative is from one of the campaigns we affiliate to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign but it also represents an important first step to democratising the pension funds and promoting disinvestment in the arms trade and other firms involved in human rights violations overseas.

Climate campaigners might also point out that we need to get our pensions out of fossil fuels both for the future of the planet and before companies with value predicated on unextracted and un-extractable gas and oil see their stocks plummet

A letter has been sent by Professor Michael Lynk, the UN Special Rapporteur for the human rights situation in the OPT, to all pension fund committee chairs in the LGPS. 

Alongside the letter from Michael, we are asking both members of the public and scheme members to take action. Members of the public can contact their local councillors here. Scheme members can contact their pension committee chair by using this template letter, and this list of pension committee chairs. These actions will be launched publicly on Saturday.

You can watch yesterday’s (02.12.21) webinar with Michael Lynk, Riya Al’Sanah, Andrew Preston and Liz Wheatley here.

Details

Start:
4th December 2021
End:
10th December 2021

Organiser

UNISON South West