Trade Union Friends of Bhopal aims to build a network of unions and union members, starting here in the UK but aiming to spread worldwide. Given the occupational safety issues leading up to the disaster in Bhopal, trades unions would seem like a natural place for support of the Bhopal campaign to flourish. In the words of this new group:
“Calling UK Trade Union members! The Trade Union Friends of Bhopal (Bhopal Saathi) has been newly formed to build awareness, support and solidarity with the survivors of the Bhopal disaster amongst UK Trade Union members. (Our focus is on the UK but with an intention to build global links.) The Hindi word Saathi means friend or comrade and reflects what we see as our core values: global solidarity, health, environment, justice and steadfastness.