Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Monday, October 24, 2016
"Long live the international working class!": Closing remarks by George Mavrikos at the 17th World Trade Union Congress
Closing remarks by George Mavrikos, General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), at the 17th World Trade Union Congress held in Durban, South Africa.
Dear friends and militants,
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The President of the South African National Education Health & Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU), Cde. Mzwandile Makwayiba elected President of the World Federation of Trade Unions during the recent 17th Congress of WFTU in Durban.
The Secretariat of NEHAWU issued a statement congratulating Cde.Makwayiba:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
India: Massive nationwide strike against government's assault on public enterprises and workers’ wages and conditions
Yesterday, September 2nd, more than 150 million Indian workers took part in a one-day general strike against Indian Prime Minister Modi’s assaults on public enterprises and workers’ wages and conditions. It is said to be the largest general strike in the country's history, as long as it involved nearly all sectors of the working class including workers from manufacturing, mining, the public sector, transport and other sectors, along with workers in the informal economy.
The Communist Party of India (CPI) issued the following statement regarding the nationwide strike:
The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India congratulates the working class and employees for the most successful general strike all over India on the call of Central Trade Unions.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Action of Solidarity with the workers of France.
Source: All-Workers Militant Front (PAME).
ATHENS- On Thursday, May 26, a delegation of PAME (All Workers Militant Front), WFTU (World Federation of Trade Unions) and MAS (Militant Students Front) held a protest at the Embassy of France in Athens.
The action aims to express the Solidarity of the workers and the youth of Greece, and of the WFTU, with the Struggle of the workers of France. In a provocative response, the French Embassy refused to meet with the representatives of the Trade Unions, who were “welcomed” by the Embassy’s Head of Security.
The delegation condemned this behavior of the Embassy, which is in accordance with the intimidation tactics and threats of the French Government, aiming to break the militant spirit of the strikers.