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 strongly believe that the right of employment is non-negotiable; we call the workers of Tunisia to strengthen their struggle for full-time employment and higher salaries. We call them to strengthen the class-oriented trade union movement.
We denounce the state violence used as a response to the slogan “work is a right” expressed by the Tunisian people, which resulted to many protesters injured. The majority of the Tunisian people, especially the youth are pushed to unemployment and poverty, as their lives are gambled according to the interests of the foreign monopolies.
On behalf of the 92 million members of WFTU, in 126 countries of the world, we demand full satisfaction of the demands of the people in struggle. We express our solidarity with our affiliates in the country, the Tunisian trade union movement and the Tunisian people fighting for their rights and we support their just demands.