A catastrophic earthquake hit Nepal yesterday, leaving thousands of people dead and causing great disasters. The WFTU Secretariat has issued the following solidarity statement.
The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its deep sorrow and complete class solidarity with the working class and the people of Nepal for the national calamity caused by the catastrophic earthquake of a 7.8 magnitude that left thousands of people dead and caused great disasters.
Our thoughts go to the families of the victims. We express our moral support for the workers, the trade union movement, our affiliates in the country and to the people of Nepal. On behalf of the 92 million organized workers in 126, we repeat our solidarity and we call upon all our affiliated and friendly trade unions to express their support and solidarity to the Nepalese workers and people.”