Call for International Action on November 29 – International Day of Solidarity with the
23 Nov 2023
The 29th of November is observed by the United Nations as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
The WFTU considers the 29th of November 2023 as a day on which the class-oriented trade union movement will culminate its actions of solidarity, showing practically to the suffering Palestinian people that they are not alone in their struggle for freedom and dignity, against the genocide.
The ongoing bloodshed has been going on and escalating since the 7th of October and has already resulted in thousands of people losing their lives and many more injured, makes the need to intense our actions of solidarity with the struggling Palestinian people, more urgent than ever before.
Τhe massacre in Palestine, the brutal and unacceptable bombing of the hospitals, the killing of a child every 10 minutes, are crimes which are committed with the provocative tolerance and support that Israel receives from the USA, the European Union and the rest of their allies.
The root cause of this situation is the occupation and illegal settlement of the occupied Palestinian territories by Israel and the continuous, daily crimes and the blockades of Gaza that have been committed against the Palestinian people for decades.
The consistent and principled support and solidarity to the heroic Palestinian people had always been a priority for the international class-oriented trade union movement. It is clear that the only way to secure and consolidate peace and security for the people in Palestine and Israel, but also in the wider Middle East, is to immediately end the Israeli occupation and settlement in the occupied Arab territories, as provided for in the UN resolutions, and to establish an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital and guarantee the right of return of Palestinian refugees. At the same time, it is also clear as the imperialist aggression intensifies, our solidarity must intensify too!
While Palestinians in Gaza live without food, water and electricity for almost two months, while an unprecedented murderous attack is being carried out to flatten the Gaza Strip, the workers from every corner of the globe refuse to stay silent! The militant trade unions join their voices with the Palestinian people, condemn the imperialist hypocrisy, and demand an immediate ceasefire.
The WFTU calls on its affiliates and friends, class-oriented and militant trade unions around the world to organise mobilizations and demonstrations, both in the streets, but in the workplaces as well, with the poster of the campaign and Palestinian flags, under the slogan:
“The workers of the world stand with Palestine!”