The World Federation of Trade Unions, the oldest and most historic international trade union organization, that represents more than 100 million workers in 130 countries of the five continents, expresses its sincere condolences to the people of Myanmar who is mourning at least 162 miners. The miners “were smothered by a wave of mud” in a landslide in a jade mine in northern provinces of the country.

This terrible “accident” is not just a natural haplessness but is a crime against the tens of miners who died, working to earn the livelihood. As it is proven in the most horrible way, hundreds of workers were exposed to murderous working conditions without any protection measure or any provision for their safety.

Our thoughts are with the...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the oldest and most historic international trade union organization, that represents more than 100 million workers in 130 countries of the five continents, expresses its internationalist solidarity with the coal workers in India.

The class-oriented trade unions of India followed the way of militancy and dignity, organizing a three-day-long all-India coal...

The World federation of Trade Unions ( WFTU ) in its Asia-Pacific Regional meeting held on 1st July 2020 noted with serious concern about the lay off, persecution and deaths of the Jute workers of Bangladesh who have launched a relentless struggle against the Bangladesh Governments dangerous move of closing down the Government owned mills and hand them over to the private owners.

The workers...

PAME Greece, a member of the WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the workers of Paradise Cable Limited factories in Naraynganj, Bangladesh, organized by the Garment Workers’ Trade Union Center (GWTUC), who are leading an ongoing indefinite occupation of the Labor Ministry building in Dhaka.

They are protesting for the immediate payment of their wages, which have gone unpaid by the owners of...

The workers of Paradise Cable Limited factories in Naraynganj, Bangladesh, organized by the Garment Workers’ Trade Union Center (GWTUC) are leading an ongoing indefinite occupation of the Labor Ministry building in Dhaka. They are protesting for the immediate payment of their wages, which have gone unpaid by the owners of the factory for 13 months now. Their other demands include the payment of 3...

The Supreme Court of India today handed down an order which in effect leaves no one responsible for the lives and livelihood of all working people in the country. In 28 pages of verbiage not located in constitutional rights, fact or the procedure of law, the Supreme Court accepted that employers cannot be held responsible for wages of workers during the lockdown.

Passing an interim order in...

Even in normal times, the global fashion industry makes it hard for workers in the poor countries who make the clothes people in the rich countries wear to survive on the poverty wage they are paid. The global garment and textile industry rides on the backs of millions of workers, predominantly women, engaged through flexible contracts and poor working conditions to make the huge profits they...

On 3rd June 2020, two workers were killed, in a brick kiln, when a chamber wall collapsed, burying them under tonnes of bricks in Tiruvalluvar District on the outskirts of Chennai city. The two workers were women in their early 20s from the Kalahandi District, Orissa. This is one of hundreds of brick kilns that dot the peripheries of Chennai, a metropolis like any other in the country that have...

“Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths, today slammed the ex foreign secretaries seeking to stir up further social unrest in Hong Kong, “Britain’s empire in the Far East is dead and the sooner these backward-looking politicians realise it, the better it will be for friendly and mutually beneficial relations between our countries.

The hypocrisy of their confected outrage is...

The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela expressed its unrestricted support for the decision of the Third Session of the XIII National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China, on the approval of the Law on the Establishment and Improvement of the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, which seeks to safeguard the security and...

22nd May Will Be a Day for Advancing the Struggle

The severity and harshness of the now two month long lockdown imposed by the government for coronavirus, is unrelenting and is for all to see.

Yet, the Indian capitalist class has decided that they are not self-reliant enough to bear their share of the burden hence have asked their party in government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to push...

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