The World Federation of Trade Unions, that brings together 92 million workers from every corner of the world, expresses its sincere condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the 6 workers who lost their lives during their work.
The new accident occurred when a textile factory in Bangladesh caught fire. For one more time, workers fighting to earn their livelihood, working in miserable and dangerous conditions lost their life. Despite the continuing deathly accidents in textile factories in Bangladesh, the bourgeois refuse the implementation of adequate protection measures as they consider them as extra expenditure.
The goal of the factories owners is the cheapest possible production of textile goods in order to assure the supplying to the grand clothing firms. The pursuit of the profits of the bourgeois class cannot align the popular needs with the workers interests.
The World Federation of Trade Unions calls on for militant struggles and resistance to the capitalist system of poverty and exploitation. In this direction the WFTU Presidential Council has recently decided to create a new international sectoral organization for the coordination of the class oriented struggles in the Textile and garment sector.