The European Regional Office of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) expresses its grief and rage regarding the new carnage of victims of migrants from the wreck that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea and expresses condolences to the families of the victims.
Humanity today is going through a particularly tough period, expressed by the deepening crisis of the capitalist system.
The capitalist crisis, rising poverty, unemployment, marginalization, the exclusion of large sections of the population, the imperialist wars and interventions of NATO, USA and EU and the attacks against countries and peoples as the example of Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen and other countries in North Africa and Middle East, the instigation of civil wars that serve the interests of the multinational companies and plundering of the natural resources of the countries exacerbate migration and lead millions of people to emigrate looking for a better life while they are exploited by smugglers.
The issue of migration, with the explosive dimensions it has taken in recent years, particularly the deaths of hundreds of peoples in the Mediterranean Sea and the south of Italy and Greece, creates severe problems for the peoples who are being uprooted, but also for the people of those countries that are receiving large numbers of migrants.
At the same time we are following filled with anger the governments and the European Union expressing their grief about the terrible incidents, whilst they themselves supported and support the imperialist wars and implement policies that are against the human rights and dignity of migrants and refugees.
The need for working people to promote their coordination is as never ever before imperative. The class oriented trade union movement of WFTU in Europe utilizing the organization and rallying of working people’s forces must wage battles till the very end and assert the formation of conditions where emigration shouldn’t be the option or the alternative for any worker, for a just society that will abolish the exploitation of man by man.
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