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ITUC Condemns Spain Terror Attack

18 August 2017:

The ITUC has condemned today’s murderous terrorist attack in Barcelona and Cambrils, which have taken the lives of a least 12 people and injured many more, and expressed its condolences and solidarity with the people of Spain.

“Our thoughts are first and foremost with those who have fallen victim to this terrorist attack. Democracy should be protected said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.

See below a message from UGT and CCOO:

The General Workers’ Union (UGT) and Labour Commissions (CCOO) condemn the brutal attack committed today, Thursday 17th August, in Barcelona and express their solidarity and support with the relatives and friends of the victims.

Barcelona is an open, free, and working city that throughout history has given an example of inclusion and democracy. A city in which numerous cultures coexist and in which those who visit it breathe peace and tolerance. No act of hatred and violence can break the desire of all the people who live there to continue doing so in a peaceful, free m, and democratic manner.

CCOO and UGT want to congratulate all the workers of the security forces, social and health services, transport, etc. which, in an exemplary way, have attended with professionalism and care the victims of the cruel attack.

UGT and CCOO call on all workers, so that tomorrow, Friday 18th of August, at 12:00 hrs, they will join at the entrance of their working centres and show with a minute of silence their solidarity with the victims and their commitment to peace, justice, tolerance, and democracy, signs of identity of the working class. CCOO and UGT call as well their affiliates and all citizens to attend and participate in the various events that are convened in different locations in Spain.

Cristina Faciaben
Secretaria de Internacional y Cooperación de CCOO

Jesús Gallego
Secretario de Política Internacional de UGT

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