World Federation of Trade Unions

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its internationalist solidarity with the working class and the people of Kazakhstan and condemns the violence of the state and employers against the protests that has cost the lives of hundreds of protesters. It is obvious that the rich wealth-producing resources of Kazakhstan, its crucial geo-strategically position, and the existence of the  Baikonur Cosmodrome arouse the interest of imperialists and multinational cartels. The wealth of the country is looted by monopolies and oligarchs that keep the people in poverty and misery. The workers took to the streets against poverty, the soaring cost of living, and unemployment. The real problem of survival forced the popular masses to protest. These problems are caused by the anti-people policies of the governments of Kazakhstan and the anti-labor practices of the multinationals which combined with the general wave of privatizations looted the great wealth of the country. We are standing on the side of those who struggle for the emancipation of the working class against capitalist exploitation. The Secretariat

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WFTU solidarity statement with the people of Kazakhstan