August 27, 2012

On the South African Miners killings

Athens, August 17, 2012

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its deepest condolences to the families of all victims at the outrageous conflict in Lonmin mine in South Africa. We are on the side of the SACP and NUM and we express our solidarity with their efforts to defend the real rights of workers and the freedom of trade union action.

The WFTU condemns the role of employers and the bosses that try to spread discord and hatred among workers. For the WFTU the lives of all workers have the same value no matter what union they belong to.

The WFTU has the fixed firm principle that workers, the working class, poor peasants, indigenous people, the progressive intelligentsia, all together we can build our class unity with final target the abolition of the exploitation of man by man.

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