INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC)
The following article was prepared by the ITUC Press Department.
19 March 2015
The ITUC has condemned yesterday’s barbaric terrorist attack in Tunis, which cost the lives of 19 people and left many more injured, and expressed its deepest condolences to all those affected.
Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said, “Our hearts go out to the families of those murdered in this vile atrocity, and to those who were injured. We urge the people of Tunisia to stand strong in the face of this latest attack on the fundamental values of a decent society. Democracy in Tunisia is under attack, and the world must stand by this country which is a beacon of democracy in the region.”
The national trade union centre UGTT, which has played a pivotal role in Tunisia’s transition to democracy, issued a strong statement condemning the attack, pledging the support of working people in the fight against terrorism. The UGTT also called on people to join a sit-in in front of the national parliament today, to pay homage to the victims, defy the terrorist’s objective to undermine morale, and show their commitment to the fight against terrorism.
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