February 2nd, 2017
FISE, condemns the attack of Police forces against peaceful workers’ demonstration in Sri Lanka.
The workers of Sri Lanka, on February 1st, held a massive demonstration against the privatization of Ports, Terminals, etc. The demonstration with the participation of thousands of workers moved to the Presidential House to meet with the President of his representative. Instead it was met by police forces with water canons and tear gases. Once more is proved that antiworkers’ policies go hand in hand with violence and oppression against the peoples and the workers.
FISE condemns the violent oppression of the Sri Lankan Government against the workers. Expresses its solidarity to the workers and ICEU of Sri Lanka in their just struggle.
WFTU and PAME expressed once more their solidarity with the Palestinian People with an Event at the Headquarters of PAME in Athens. Present at the Event were the Ambassador of Palestine in Greece, Marwan Toubassi, the General Secretary of the WFTU and trade union leaders of National Federations, Labour Centres and Trade Unions of Athens.
PAME highlighted that this initiative took place because of the escalation of the Israeli aggressiveness against the people of Palestine. Aggressiveness that it is based on the tolerance and support of USA-NATO-European Union and Governments, like the Government of Greece, which strengthens its economic, political and military cooperation with the murderer-state of Israel.
It was only last week that Israel announced it would proceed with the construction of 2,500 new houses-settlements in the context of its settlement activity in the occupied West Bank. This is the largest number of housing announced for years, in the occupied Palestinian territories.
For his part, the Palestinian Ambassador thanked the WFTU and PAME for their constant support to the Palestinian People, and informed of new developments in the area.
The General Secretary of WFTU informed that already the World Federation of Trade Unions has called on its unions-members in all continents to engage in Solidarity Events and Actions on March 30.
PAME pledged to take new initiatives to strengthen solidarity with the just struggle of the Palestinian people.
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Greece, Athens January 30 , 2017