WFTU strongly condemns the assault of LAB´s trade union offices perpetrated by the Spanish Civil Guard as well as the consequent arrest of several union leaders.
WFTU, World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its 90 million members all over the world, strongly condemns the violent assault of the Basque trade union LAB´s offices perpetrated by Civil Guard´s forces in the early hours of January 12th. Following the assault, several union´s leaders as well as some lawyers have been arrested.
LAB is a veteran trade union acknowledged and recognized by the international trade union movement as well as member of the WFTU, and therefore deserves our greatest respect. WFTU rejects the actions taken by the Spanish Police forces as these are the methods used by the authoritarian governments of the Third World.
WFTU express its class solidarity with LAB trade union´s comrades and demand from the Spanish authorities the immediate release of LAB members and lawyers.
January 12, 2015