The WFTU has issued the
following statement on 03 Aug 2015:
The World Federation of
Trade Unions (WFTU) that represents more than 92 million workers all over the
world expresses its strong solidarity with our class brothers and sisters of
India, who prepare a National General Strike for September 2nd.
During the last years
India has met great financial rise. It is member of BRICS, has nuclear arsenal
and space program. But this financial boom is not a benefit for most of the one
billion people of India. Skyscrapers are built next to the slums. Extreme
wealth is gathered next to starving people. While the rich become richer, the
wretched are once more the victims. The growth of the capitalist economy is
always based on the escalation of the exploitation of the working class.
Today that India and its
bourgeois political forces take pride on the economic and military strength of
the Indian Nation; the vast majority of the people live the contradiction of
In these conditions the
struggle and the demands of the Trade Union movement of India is just. The WFTU
affiliates in India have been preparing this strike for months, showing the
determination and the will of the class forces to mobilize the great force of
the working people. The success of the National General Strike in India, on
September 2nd will be a success for the working class of the world.
Especially this year,
when the WFTU celebrates its 70th Year Anniversary, we would like to highlight
the historic contribution of the class trade union movement of India to the
World Federation since its foundation. It is a fact that without the struggles
and the contribution of the trade union movement of India, the international
class trade union movement would not be the same.
The WFTU expresses its
internationalist support and solidarity to the struggle of its Indian brothers
and calls all trade union organizations of WFTU to stand in solidarity with the
National Strike of the Indian working class.
Long Live International
Solidarity! Long Live the class trade union movement of India! All success to the
National General Strike of September 2nd!