With the abdication of Juan Carlos de Borbón who served as King of Spain since his appointment by fascist Franco, the World Federation of Trade Unions wishes to express its clear rejection for the parasitic institution of Monarchy.
The WFTU believing and fighting for equality is sickened by the thought that in the 21st Century, the birthright in superiority and governance over people has not yet extinct.
Within the framework of capitalism, elements of oligarchy remain unattached continuing to plunder riches that belong to the people and not to the nepotistic, corrupt, useless and reactionary institution of monarchy.
On top of that, the “blue-blooded” families remain unpunished for having supported all reactionary, murderous, fascist and undemocratic motions against the people either in national or in international level.
Such institutions which continue to exist in Europe expose the reality behind the “democratic” and “modern” face of the European Union which is merciless with the poor and the working people when it comes to policies of taxation, salary and pension cuts and destruction of the public sector, while on the other hand it utters no word against the corrupt, parasitic institution of monarchy.
The World Federation of Trade Unions having supported successful movements against undemocratic and oligarchic regimes stands for the abolition of the institution of Monarchy.