The pension fund uses the contributions it receives, from the employer and from your wages, to make investments. These include huge investments in Lockheed Martin, which arms the Israeli Defense Forces, and Caterpillar, which provides bulldozers used to flatten Gaza.
Council workers concerned with the situation in Palestine can be a powerful voice. Sign below to send the message to the pension fund—divest now!
We demand Lothian Pension Fund divests from companies involved in mass killing and apartheid in Gaza
Unite CEC Branch pledges its support for the Time to Divest campaign and joins with it to demand that Lothian Pension Fund divest from companies profitting from mass killing and apartheid in Gaza.
The horrific siege on Gaza continues, with the death toll now over 27,000 with over half being children. As many of those calling for peace since October predicted, the crisis is causing further unrest in the region, with conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the UK and the US now at war with the Houthis in Yemen.
Those that watch on horrified may wonder what they can do—is there is anything that can be done to help with a conflict so far away? How are we connected?
Your money funds companies profitting from apartheid