WFTU in solidarity with the people of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
16 Aug 2017 ASIA, DPR KOREA

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on the behalf of its more than 92 million members in 126 countries in the five continents, extends its internationalist solidarity with the people of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

As international class-oriented trade union movement, we strongly condemn the tensions caused by the US government and President Trump as well as the recent decisions of the UN Security Council which impose new sanctions against DPR Korea and its people.

It is blatant hypocrisy on the behalf of the US government to threaten the sovereignty of DPR Korea under the pretext of its nuclear program, while at the same time they maintain their own nuclear arsenal, while the military exercises among the USA, South Korea and Japan are constantly increasing in the region and while more than 28.000 US soldiers are present in the South of the Korean peninsula.

The escalating tension by the USA and its allies and the sanctions do not serve the interests of the peoples of the area; on the contrary, it is the wish of the World gendarme (USA) to impose to the people and the countries its own choices.

Therefore the WFTU is joining its militant voice with the people of DPR Korea and with the World Working Class and demands: – The immediate lift of sanctions which have destructive consequences on the ordinary people’s lives. – The end of the concentration of US military forces in the region. – The peaceful and independent reunification of Korea.