The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its deep sorrow and condolences to the families of the 2 dead people and more than 40 injured people after the train derailment near Uttar Pradesh state.
Train accidents are fairly common in India, where much of the railway equipment is out of date. More than 140 people died last month when another train derailed near Kanpur. This “accidents” prove once more the responsibilities of the government of India for the deterioration of the mass transport system.
The demand of WFTU for safe, cheap and reliable transportation for all the workers has to be applied in every country. We call the government of India to take all the necessary measures to support the victims of the derailment and their families.