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GMB Scotland Condemns Online Abuse

Thursday, May 12, 2016

GMB Scotland Condemns Anti-Semitic Abuse Of Glasgow Activist

There is no place for racism of any kind in our politics or society.

GMB Scotland today (Thursday 12 May) utterly condemns the vile anti-semitic abuse suffered by our Glasgow Branch Secretary, Rhea Wolfson, who is standing for position on the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).

A spate of deliberate attacks on social media by Nazi propagandists occurred following confirmation of Rhea’s candidacy and GMB Scotland will bring these hate crimes to the attention of the police, while using every tool at our disposal to flush out the online racists.

Gary Smith, GMB Scotland Secretary, said: “There is no place for anti-semitism or racism of any kind in our politics or society and Rhea has the total solidarity of her trade union in the face of this vile abuse.

Rhea is a hugely talented and principled activist; a popular and respected member of our union in Scotland and beyond with an established track record of campaigning for social justice and human rights.

We can't let this hate go unchallenged. What sort of message would that send out to young people of all backgrounds who may want to get involved in making our communities and workplaces more fair, peaceful and prosperous?

GMB Scotland looks after our members and we call on all representatives from across civic society and politics to condemn these hate crimes.”

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Contact: Peter Welsh, GMB Scotland Communications, 07976 447 077

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