TO: News outlets covering Kent FROM: Stuart Jeffery, Campaigns Officer - KENT GREEN PARTYContact numbers: 0797 0436 029 & 01622 808370Address for this release: 60 Boxley Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 2TW
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 GREENS SUPPORT UNISON BID TO PUSH COUNTY COUNCIL TOWARDS ETHICAL PENSIONS
Kent Green Party have backed Unison member's calls to provide ethical pensions at Kent County Council. The motion is being put to Unison's Annual General Meeting at Kent County Council on Tuesday 4th March.Stuart Jeffery, Green Party parliamentary candidate for Maidstone and the Weald: "We have spent a long time campaigning against KCC's investment in arms, tobacco and oil and we really welcome this move by Unison members at their AGM to call for ethical pensions to be provided by the council."Companies that are involved in the deaths of millions of people should not be supported by governments, however we know that Kent County Council simply wants to put profit before lives. The biggest scandal is easily the £14 million of BAE shares that KCC holds. This company is the fourth largest arms manufacturer in the world and have been accused of a number of illegal deals, the investigations into which are being blocked by central government."How any elected representative can support this thoroughly immoral company is beyond me." ENDSFURTHER INFORMATION: Stuart Jeffery on 0797 0436 029 & 01622 808370. Contact address as above.NB. Kent Green Party is holding a public meeting on ethical pensions in June. Further details in future releases.