We Condemn the Murder of Migrant Unionist of USB in Italy
The World Federation of Teachers Union, affiliated member of WFTU condemns the murder of migrant worker Soumaila Sacko, a member of the USB Italy trade union organization that was shot Sunday night on June 3.
Soumaila Sacko was a USB fighter at the forefront of the struggles for the rights of over 4,000 migrant workers in the Calabria fields. The unionist was shot on Sunday night while he and other immigrants were looking for materials in an abandoned factory, by a man who stopped his car and shot four times in cold blood. One of the bullets found Soumaila Sacko in the head, killing him, while two other immigrants were injured. Immigrants at that time were looking for materials for their huts in the neighboring ghettos of San Ferdinand, which was the target of attack on January by far-right organizations.
The USB denounces the motivation of the murder to be the black skin of immigrants, and that this attack took place only a few hours after the racist statements of the new interior minister of Italy and head of the far right Lega, Salvini.
USB, a member of the WFTU in Italy, responded to the racist assassination with General Strike in the Calabria fields and a National Rally in Rome on 16 June.
FISE expresses its Solidarity in the struggle of Italian and Immigrant workers against the common enemy, which is the system that generates poverty, wars, exploitation, and racism.
We express our warm condolences to the comrades, friends and relatives of Soumaila Sacko to the USB.