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Unite union calls for end to air attacks on Libya

Issue No. 2246

In an important move, Unite, Britain’s biggest trade union, has called for an end to the air attacks on Libya.

In a statement, the union says, “Unite believes the attack on Libya by British, French and US forces is wrong and should be halted.

“Unite believes the present military intervention is a mistake because it risks killing Libyan civilians while doing nothing to end hostilities on the ground.

“It prolongs a civil conflict when what is needed is a ceasefire followed by mediation. We urge the British government to think again, call a halt to the military action and urge a general ceasefire to be followed by international mediation.”

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