The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) honours the 106th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.
One hundred and six years ago, the world witnessed a seismic shift that forever altered the course of human progress. The October Revolution, led by the courageous and visionary leaders of the working class, brought forth a new dawn for the oppressed and downtrodden. It was a resounding call for equality, an end to exploitation, and the empowerment of the workers. It also laid the foundations for the creation of the world’s first workers’ state.
The principles of the October Revolution, remain relevant to today’s situation all around the world. In this crucial period as the capitalist crises follow one another, those who produce everything are striving every day for survival, while those who are reaping the profits, are hoarding reckless wealth. Over the years, as well as nowadays, the attack on wages and other labor and social rights of workers comes with a great intensification of repression.
The WFTU continues the daily struggle for the emancipation of the working class, we work to build a world where people will be free of exploitation, and where workers will not be forced to wage slavery, barely surviving daily difficulties, while the capitalists sow all the fruits that workers planted. We fight for a world free of imperialist wars and antagonism resulting in chaos, destruction, and death all over the world.
The international class-oriented trade union movement will continue struggling for a world where workers meet their contemporary needs, and where they will have full rights in labor, social justice, education, and health care. This is one of the greatest achievements of the Great October Socialist Revolution: That even 106 years later, there are still millions of militant workers, fighting for the same principles!