The IUF has sent a message of solidarity to the Somali Hotel and Catering Workers Union, whose deputy general secretary Mohamed Mohamud was killed in the February 20 terror attack on the Central Hotel in Mogadishu. Five hotel workers were among the dead and seven wounded.
The IUF conveyed its condolences to the Somali trade unions and to all the individuals and families suffering as a result of this horrific act. Hotel and restaurant workers have frequently been the victims of terrorist attacks (eg. in India and Pakistan and in the 2001 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center), which also put their jobs and working conditions at risk.