With the presence of the General Secretary of the WFTU, the President of ETUF Mohammed Guebally, the General Secretary of ICATU Rajab Maatoug and representatives from China, Sudan, Cyprus, Greece, Russia and other countries, an International Conference for the rights of economic migrants was held in Cairo, Egypt on July 1st, 2013.
The interventions exposed the causes of the labour migration and the problems of the economic migrant workers who are among the most vulnerable people and the least protected in the receiving countries. This Conference along with other similar activities of the WFTU are providing the opportunity to the trade unionist organizations to coordinate the efforts of the international trade union movement for the protection of the rights of the economic migrant workers.
In a Press Conference that was organized the General Secretary of the WFTU expressed once more the solidarity of the WFTU to the struggles of the Egyptian working people.
“We are supporting the struggle of the working class and the people of Egypt for democratic, trade union and political freedoms. We are against state violence and authoritarianism. We are respecting the right of the Egyptian People to decide themselves about their present and future. To decide freely and democratically without interventions of USA, the EU or the multinationals. Only with workers power and control can the people resolve their problems in benefit of the working class, the poor farmers, the self-employed. This would be the real revolution.”