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Trade unionists from across the world have come out on to the streets to call for “a decent life” for all workers.
The World Federation of Trade Unions which called the protests says that workers need to fight for decent housing, access to water, education and food.
In a statement prior to the action, the WFTU stated:
“There is no reason why there should be poverty, imperialist wars, destruction, torment, capitalist exploitation, privatisation of the public property and resources, the hospitals and the educational system besides of the ruthless greed of the few capitalists for profit and the mechanisms and states that support them will by causing suffering, shortages, high prices and environmental pollution.
“These high profits continue to exist and increase during the international capitalist crisis besides the competition between the individual capitalists or groups, the mergers, the closing of companies and industries, the transfer of the production in other countries with cheaper salaries or non-existing labour rights, the higher exploitation of various parts of the working class and the extreme unemployment in large parts of the world.
“It is our future versus their profits!
“On 3 October 2013 in every country WE MARCH MILITANTLY FOR FOOD, WATER, MEDICINE, BOOKS, and HOUSING FOR ALL.”
The WFTU represents 78 million workers from 210 trade union organisations in 105 countries.
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