The World Federation of Trade Union declares its solidarity with the people of Tunisia who have been protesting against the high unemployment rate and are struggling for their right in employment.
We denounce the state violence used as a response to the slogan “we need work” expressed by the Tunis people.
Youth has the right to make dreams, to struggle, to demand a better present and future.
The WFTU demands the immediate release of the imprisoned protesters.
Tunisia is often presented as one of the countries with the higher growth rates and as a good example for the other countries since it has been implementing a series of antilabor measures such as the cutback of state allowances, the privatization of state services, the selling of land to foreign investors, the tax exemption of foreign investors.
For this, the majority of the people, especially the youth are pushed in unemployment and poverty, as their lives are gambled according to the interests of the foreign monopolies.
On behalf of the 80 million members of WFTU, in 120 countries of the world, we demand full satisfaction of the demands of the people who fight. We support the struggles of the trade union movement of Tunisia.