The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 105 million workers who live, work and struggle in 130 countries of the 5 continents, congratulates the awe-inspiring strike that shacked India with the participation of 25 crore workers, farmers, and employees of all sectors. India’s trade union movement emphatically and strongly condemned the anti-worker, anti-people and anti-national policies of the Modi government.
The WFTU joins its voices with the trade union movement in India and stands by the side of farmers’ unions which are in stay-in protests in the four borders of Delhi, continuing their united struggle for the scrapping of the three farm-laws and also the Electricity Bill 2020. The international class-oriented trade union movement supports the common demands of farmers and workers and all the other demands of the November 26th strike.
We strongly condemn the repression of numerous strike gatherings in several states of India and the false propaganda of the Indian government that aims to defame the trade union struggle and to divide the popular strata. These unacceptable practices reveal once again the authoritarianism of the Indian government but will be in vain. We call upon the workers and farmers of India to continue their struggle until the full satisfaction of their fair demands.