INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
3rd October, 2013
Call from World Federation of Trade Unions
As you are aware, the World Federation of Trade Union was founded in an international conference of Trade Unions held at Paris from 3rd October, to 8th October, 1945. At the 16th Conference of WFTU held at Athens, Greece in April, 2011, it was decided to observe 3rd October, every year (the foundation day of WFTU) as International day of Action. In 2012, we observed the day raising the demand for food, water, health, education and housing for all.
Food: 850 million people in the world are undernourished. India is on the top of nations with largest member of cases of malnutrition.
Water: Privatisation of water, has caused havoc as it has become one of the most profitable enterprise. The people’s right to water(without which life cannot exist) is trampled upon in many countries in favour of Corporate profits.
Education: Education has become a commercial activity after the advent of neo liberal economic policies. The campaign for free education for all must be made intensive.
Health: Health is an extremely lucrative business. Govt. of India over the years since 1991 has withdrawn itself from this sector making private enterprises to thrive increasing the agony of the people.
Housing: A large number of our population has no dwelling place today. There is no governmental initiative in the matter in most of the countries. The poor people all over the world are left high and dry.
WFTU has now called upon the workers of the world to reiterate these demands, observe 3rd October, as International day of Action by holding rallies, demonstration etc. All employees may be requested to wear the badge depicting the five demands mentioned above on 3.10.2013. A specimen of the badge is appended hereunder.
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
FOOD, WATER, MEDICINES,
EDUCATION AND HOUSING
TO ALL FOR DECENT LIFE