From the TUC

Join 100,000 e-petitioners in solidarity with Guinea’s trade unions

08 Oct 2009, By

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) General Council has just carried a resolution of solidarity with trade unionists in Guinea, where the army has launched a brutal and bloody attack on peaceful opposition forces including unions. Calling for a ‘peace force’ to protect the people of Guinea, the ITUC demands “that the regime release all arrested persons immediately and unconditionaly, hand over the mortal remains of the victims and provide full medical care to all those injured, including raped women.” The General Council heard from Guinean trade union leader and ITUC Vice Chair Rabiatou Diallo, who reported on the harrowing sights on the streets of the capital city, Conakry. The TUC has protested to the Guinean Ambassador to London, and is promoting an Avaaz petition, already signed by 100,000 people worldwide, calling for smart sanctions against the military regime’s leaders.