Cuba, 2nd International Conference of the Working Youth: “Our future is not unemployment, our future is not capitalism”30 April 2012
More than 130 young trade unionists from 35 countries participated in the 2nd International Conference of Working Youth, organised by WFTU that concluded today in La Havana, Cuba.
The high unemployment that is affecting especially the young people as a result of the anarchy in the production and the anti-labor policies in the framework of the international capitalist crises was the main concern of the young trade unionists, who discussed on the strategy of the class-oriented trade union movement against the monopolies and the capitalist barbarity.
In its initial appeal to the young workers the WFTU stated: “Capitalism cannot and will not provide solutions. The labour youth must now find the meaning of life in the struggle for a better society, for a society without capitalist exploitation.
Because the struggle against unemployment is a struggle against the monopolies; it is a struggle for the change of the class in power. Only with the central planning of the production, the utilization of the wealth-productive resources of each country for the satisfaction of the contemporary needs of the working class and the popular strata and not for the capitalist profiting, can the conditions be created for the integration of all the workforce in the production.
This struggle cannot be individual or unorganized. It can be powerful and effective only though the collective struggle according to the class interests. The reconstruction of the labour movement though the struggle for the prevention of layoffs, for the affiliation of young people in the unions, for measures of protection for the unemployed with the wide adoption of the antimonopoly line of struggle is for WFTU the central duty.”