European Regional Office of WFTU Solidarity Message with the Italian trade unionists of USB
The European Regional Office of WFTU expresses its class solidarity with the Italian trade unionists of USB, member of WFTU, who received notices of guarantee for serious crimes such as interruption of public service, unauthorized demonstration and others in relation to the demonstrations organized after the assassination of Abd El Salam crossed Piacenza.
Their only “crime” was that they were in the front-line of the demonstrations for the assassination of cde Abd El Salam who was killed in front of the company where he worked, during a protest for the rights of logistics workers in GLS on September 14th 2016.
Capital and its representatives are using the prohibition of workers struggles and the criminalization of trade union actions as a tool for the implementation of anti-worker policies. Workers and Trade Unionists are facing the brutal attacks of the monopolies and the EU because they are struggling for their rights.
The European Regional Office of WFTU stands by the side of USB and demands from the Italian government to definitively stop the prosecution of the trade union leaders.