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Issue #1521      5 October 2011

International Action Day

The call of the World Federation of Trade Unions for international coordination of the class-oriented trade union movement with common slogans and national activities has reached every country of the five continents.

The messages that are reaching the WFTU Central Offices are a prologue of a successful International Action Day (October 3), a strong response and counterattack of the international working class.

We have already received information for the organisation of strikes, rallies, demonstrations, mobilisations, meetings, seminars and press conferences that are being organised in different cities of the following countries: Austria, Bangladesh, Basque Country, Brazil, Catalonia, Centrafrique, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Venezuela.

Dozens of messages are arriving in the Central Offices every day.

The international working class is joining voices on the slogans: Working week of 35 hours – 7 hours a day – 5 days a week, public social security for all, collective bargaining, trade union and democratic freedoms, solidarity to the Palestinian People, Freedom to the Five Cuban Heroes.

The WFTU affiliates and friends are organising:

  • Transport Strike in Brazil
  • Rallies and demonstrations in Bangladesh, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Salvador), El Salvador, Cyprus, Pakistan (Gujrat), Spain, Puerto Rico, Panama, Guatemala, India, Brazil
  • Mobilisations and protests in Basque Country, Chile, Centrafrique, Dominican Republic, Finland
  • Workshops, seminars and meetings in Austria (against the crisis and the privatizations), Costa Rica (workshop of 200 participants), Lebanon, Panama, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Russia.  

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