World Federation of Trade Unions

The World Federation of trade Unions sends its condolences to the family and relatives of Lebo Monene, an assistant nurse at Tembisa Hospital, South Africa and her union the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA). The increasing cases of gender violence worldwide must alert all the class oriented trade unions, they are not single cases, gender violence is a social phenomenon based on the dual exploitation of the working women. The class-oriented trade union movement internationally, the affiliates and friends of the WFTU have been engaged in national efforts to strengthen the working women’s movement. For the class-oriented trade union movement, for the WFTU, the struggle against the dual exploitation of the working women and the anti-labor reforms that add further burden to them and for the satisfaction of the contemporary needs of the working women have always been a priority. The World Federation of Trade Unions, since its foundation, has been firmly struggling for working women’s equality and for the improvement of their position in all areas of their social life. One more time, we join our voice with the working women and support their demands: Decent work and dignity at work Equal pay for equal work Maternity benefit to all Social benefit to all Health and safety at the work places! The Secretariat

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WFTU Statement on Gender Violence