WFTU solidarity statement with the Port workers strike in Italy

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The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 105 million workers in 133 countries of the 5 continents, stands by the side of the working class in Italy and expresses its full solidarity with the Port workers’ strike on April 5th, 2024, demanding the renewal of the National Collective Bargaining Contract with the request for real wage increases of at least EUR 300 in basic pay (no welfare), the convening of its own delegation at the table of the national contract as provided for by the Consolidated Text on Representation and counting of membership figures, against the port reform, the threats to further demolish Law 84/94 and any plan for privatization of the port authorities.

Tomorrow’s strike constitutes a continuation of the previous militant initiatives and struggles such as a series of assemblies in the various Italian ports organized after February 27th, 2024 when USB proclaimed a national state of agitation in the port sector as well as while the port workers of PSA Genoa have been on strike since 2 April to obtain USB’s rights to participate in the elections of the terminal workers’ delegates.

 The international class-oriented trade union movement joins its voice with the struggling port workers in Italy and expresses its international solidarity with their just demands.

Read the detailed statement and demands of USB: