WFTU statement for garment workers in Bangladesh

The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents stands on the side of garment workers of Bangladesh who are struggling, demanding monthly dignified minimum wages. The garment industry gives extremely low wages to the workers although garments constitute the vast majority of Bangladesh’s exports. The WFTU expresses its support and solidarity to the militant struggles of the class oriented trade union movement and the working class of Bangladesh. Read more: World Federation of Trade Unions

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Released arrested member of Venezuelan Communist Youth

The National Executive Commission of the Central Council of the Communist Youth of Venezuela (JCV) informs the public that on December 27th, in the afternoon, our comrade Ali Jimenez – member of the National Direction of the JCV and well respected Communist militant – was granted his freedom. Jimenez had been arrested the past December 21st by the security forces in the Las Palmas Sector in the city of San Juan de los Morros in Guarico State together with eight other citizens from the community, who were exercising their right…

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A commentary on hunger data in Latin America

At the end of 2017 and while imperialists and their international organizations boast about a globalized economy which, step by step, overcomes global capitalist crisis, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) figures refute the statements of imperialists and multinationals’ representatives, especially in the Latin America region. However, the figures concerning hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean are revealing. According to the FAO Regional Office, hunger is on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean. The number of people suffering from hunger increased by 2,4 million from 2015 to…

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New attack of Neo-Nazis

Today, December 23, 2017, a large pack of neo-Nazi youths attacked the premises, where the Komsomol members of Ukraine gathered for the regular Plenum. At the moment bandits from Azov and other criminal groups under the control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service (as one of the leaders of the neo-Nazi S14 Karas has openly stated) are threatening to kill Komsomol members and trying to burglary penetrate the premises. The police came to the scene, as always, do not interfere in the situation.

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WFTU statement on the phenomenon of illiteracy in Asia

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 92 million workers, denounce the phenomenon of illiteracy in the whole planet and especially in the continent of Asia. While we are approaching the year 2018 the recorded rates of illiteracy are still extremely high. According to the Unesco data the World illiteracy rate is 13.7% which would imply that about a billion people have not even the most elementary education and have not the ability of reading and writing. According to the Unesco data of the last decades the majority…

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WFTU statement on the collapse of the coal mine in Afghanistan

The WFTU expresses its strong condemnation for the new labor accident as a coal mine tunnel collapse kills at least five workers in Afghanistan. Our thoughts are with the families and the relatives of the workers who lost their lives, adding their names at the endless list of the dead in an labour accident. As the workers complained, the mine is operating with little regard for safety, and that those working in it were poor workers with no other way to make a living. Read more: World Federation of Trade…

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WFTU solidarity statement with the people of Philippines

The WFTU expresses its sincere condolences for the families and friends of the people who lost their lives by mudslides and floods due storm and by the fire in a shopping mall which are happened the last days in Philippines. In particular a tropical storm in the Philippines has triggered mudslides and floods which caused more than 200 dead people with many others reported missing while a fire in a shopping mall in the Philippines, killed at least 37 people, most of them workers at a call centre. Read more:…

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Serbia: The WFTU General Secretary participated in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Sloga Trade Union Organization

The Serbian Trade Union Organization Sloga, member of WFTU, celebrated today in Belgrade its 10th anniversary, in the presence of the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos, and PAME Head of International Relations, Nikolas Theodorakis. The WFTU General Secretary addressed the ceremony, conveying the internationalist solidarity of the WFTU to the people of Serbia who suffer from the anti-workers policies and highlighted that the WFTU will be stably on their side as it was in the past during the NATO intervention in Yugoslavia. Read more: World Federation of Trade Unions

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Serbia: Meeting of WFTU General Secretary and the former workers of the Knjaz Milos Company

On 22.12.2017 a meeting was held at the Headquarters of the Trade Union Organization SLOGA in Belgrade, Serbia, between the WFTU General Secretary, George Mavrikos, and representatives of the former workers of the Knjaz Milos Company in Aranjelovac, Serbia. The former workers of the Knjaz Milos Company have been protesting over the last years against the anti-workers policies they face. Read more: World Federation of Trade Unions

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Free Ahed Tamimi!

Ahed Tamimi, 16 years old and a prominent activist in the occupied Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, whose courage along with that of her family in standing up to armed Israeli soldiers, land confiscation and settlement construction stealing the resources and even the well of their village has become world-renowned, was seized by occupation soldiers who invaded the Tamimi family home on the morning of 19 December 2017. Ahed’s father, Bassem, posted on Facebook that Ahed was targeted for arrest after she was attacked by Israeli media after she protested…

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