The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its solidarity with the fair struggle of the Algerian people against the poverty, the rising unemployment and the high prices of the daily essentials, the lack of freedom and the rising oppression implemented by the Abdelaziz Bouteflika government. The regime showed once again its true face with the state violence used against the demonstration of the 12th February, 2011.
The circumvention, however, of the trade union freedom and rights is constantly proven by the harassment and the persecution that the trade unions face in Algeria over the last years and the policy that leads almost 1/3 of the young people in unemployment and precariousness.
The Algerian people, the workers, the poor people of Algeria struggle for a real political change, a change in the level and the quality of their everyday lives; they struggle for freedom, social and working rights according to their needs against a policy that favors the bourgeouagie and the corruption.
On behalf of our 80 million members from 120 countries, we support your struggle. The WFTU since its foundation in 1945 until today, has been and is steadily for the Arabs in their struggle against colonialism, imperialism and exploitation.