12th June 2018
More than 73 million children all over the world work in hazardous labour and 218 million children between 5 and 17 years old are in employment. These children work in mines, industries and households, they are exposed to pesticides and other toxic substances, they move heavy loads or work many hours. Many of them suffer under lifelong physical and psychological consequences. Their own lives may be exposed to danger.
The World Federation of Teachers Unions FISE invites the teachers’ trade unions, the workers’ trade unions to intensify the struggle for abolition of child labour. It invites them to strengthen the struggle against imperialistic wars, against unemployment and poverty, against the exploitation of human by human. There lie the means for abolition of child labour.
The governments that stand in many ways by the NATO, the EU, the multinational companies and the monopolies can only give false promises and wishes regarding the issue of child labour.
The struggles of FISE, the struggles of the trade unions through The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) can and must be intensified, so that the children of the working class can acquire the life they are entitled to.