WFTU statement on the earthquake in Indonesia

The WFTU expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives by the earthquake which struck in Indonesian island, Lombok on Sunday morning. At least 14 people lost their lives and nearly 700 people were trapped. In addition, more than a thousand homes are damaged.

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Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother, Nariman, Released from Prison

Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teen activist, was released Sunday morning, July 29, from a prison in the center of Israel, nearly eight months after she slapped and hit Israeli soldiers outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank. Ahed was released from HaSharon Prison to a West Bank border crossing together with her mother, Nariman, who was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced along with her daughter.

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Haifa Mayor Rejects Miri Regev’s Request to Prevent CPI-Hadash Conference vs. Nation-State Law

Hundreds participated Sunday evening, July 29, in an emergency conference against the racist “Nation-State Law” which was convened in Haifa by the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and Hadash, with the participation of the Chairman of the Joint List, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash), MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash) and MK Mossi Raz (Meretz). The conference was held under the banner “Resist!”

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Three Palestinians Killed, 184 Injured in Gaza Border Protests

Three Palestinian demonstrators, including two teenagers, died of gunshot wounds they incurred from Israeli army fire Friday, July 27, during protests along the Israel-Gaza border. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, two of the fatalities, identified as Majdi al-Satri, 14, and Razi Abu Mustafa, 43, died on Friday; the third, Muamen Fathi al-Hims, 17, succumbed to his wounds Saturday morning.

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CPI: “The ‘Nation-State Law’ is a Fascist Step towards Apartheid”

The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) considers the “Basic Law: Israel – The Nation State of the Jewish People,” a serious fascist step aimed at undermining the right of self-determination for the Palestinian people, and eliminating the rights of the Palestinian refugees. This law also denies the national and basic rights of the Palestinian citizens of Israel and, in doing so it establishes a formal system of Apartheid in Israel.

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KKE says people are sacrificed in disasters for the sake of profits

The Communist Party of Greece mobilizes the party for saving the people from the wildfire, caring for those injured and taking measures to prevent other disasters.  The Press Office of the Central Committee of the KKE issued a statement on 24 July during the disastrous fires in Attica near Athens. While expressing its condolences to the families of the victims and support to the injured people, the KKE demanded from that the government ‘tomobilize all the necessary forces of the state mechanism to support the inhabitants of the regions’.

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Legislation needed to put manners on rogue employers such as Ryanair

The Workers’ Party have called for the introduction of legislation to “put manners” on rogue employers such as Ryanair which refuse to engage in the state’s industrial relations resolution mechanisms and employ bully-boy tactics against workers. Workers’ Party Dublin North West representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason, said Ryanair’s industrial relations style was based on stonewalling all approaches by workers’ representatives and deliberately ramping up confrontation.

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New Serious Injury of Worker in RIVULIS-EURODRIP Factory in Greece

A new serious work accident in RIVULIS-EURODRIP Company was added to the dozens more that have taken place since the beginning of the year in the specific company in Greece. We forward you the Press Release of the Union of workers in RIVULIS-EURODRIP Greece. On Tuesday 24/7/18, a colleague was injured when a machine smashed the thumb of his left hand, resulting in the need for surgery. This phenomenon highlights once again the serious problem of accidents at work. For all these, they were not because of “bad timing” or…

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The WFTU stands on the side of its affiliate NUM on its negotiations in gold sector.

The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, strongly condemns the insulting wage offers by the gold producers in South Africa. Only one day after the “proposal” of the employers, more than 600 miners were rescued after an underground fire at Gold One’s Modder East operations in Springs, east of Johannesburg. This “accident” took place hardly two weeks after six workers horribly died when a fire broke out underground at a Palabora Mining Company mineshaft in Limpopo.

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The WFTU supports the strike of the civil servants in Guinea-Bissau.

The WFTU, consisting of 92 million in 126 countries in the 5 continents, expresses its international solidarity with the officials in Guinea-Bissau, who ask an increase in minimum wage and better working conditions. The WFTU supports the struggle of the civil servants, we join our voice with theirs and we demand the respect of their working rights as well as a decent salary for their work. We ask from the competent authorities the inmediate fulfilment of their just rights.

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