Published: 16/11/2015

The IUF has condemned the barbaric attacks in Paris on Friday November 13 which claimed 129 lives and left 350 people wounded in a message of solidarity to its French affiliates.

Following the simultaneous attacks, IUF General Secretary Ron Oswald wrote the IUF French affiliates that “The IUF stands together with you, the people of Paris and Saint-Denis and the whole of the French Republic in defense of the democratic values and universal human rights and freedoms which are the foundation of the trade union movement in France and around the world, and which we jointly defend in our daily struggles.

We stand united in our determined and unwavering contempt for those who seek to destroy these democratic values and threaten universal human rights, rights that are at the center of hope for the peoples of the world and our future.”