Athens, Greece – February 5th, 2014
WFTU stands in solidarity with the fair struggle of the London Underground Workers
The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 86 million workers in 126 countries around the world salutes the struggle of the London Underground workers in Britain who have joined forces in industrial action to stop cuts in jobs, services and security.
The 48-hours strike action that began last night has been rock solid and this has meant the London Underground network has effectively been closed down.
In a united voice transport workers say no to casualization, zero-hour contracts, poverty pay and bogus self-employment!
The WFTU greets the RMT and TSSA British unions for calling their members into a struggle to protect not only their fair labour rights but also the safety of the underground means of transport for all the passengers.
On the contrary, the authorities and the mass media have been engaged on a slandering campaign against the workers struggle aiming to tear the public apart from supporting their cause and enhance its dynamic.
These machinations, used in similar ways against workers struggles around the world, only prove the shallowness of their arguments in favor of the policy of privatization implemented in the transport sector as a strategy of the European Union in all European countries. The objective is none other than squeezing the workers and the passengers to produce as much profit as possible in burden of workers’ rights and safety.
We join our voices in solidarity with the transport workers’ struggle to demand safe, efficient and affordable public transport with the respect of workers’ rights
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