NSCAG supports British trade union statement in support of Venezuela

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 27 March 2015

The NSCAG has signed a statement issued by British trade unionists in solidarity with Venezuela. The statement has been issued at the request of the CBST (the equivalent of the British TUC) in Venezuela. The CBST is at the forefront of the 'Venezuela is not a threat; Obama Repeal the Executive Order' campaign in Venezuela against US President Obama's Executive Order declaring "a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela."

The statement reads as follows:-

STATEMENT: TRADE UNIONISTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH VENEZUELA -

#VENEZUELAISNOTATHREAT #OBAMAREPEALTHEEXECUTIVEORDER

'On March 9 US President Obama signed an executive order declaring "a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela" and imposed a further round of sanctions on the country. This has been condemned by major regional bodies in Latin America and the Caribbean, governments all over the world and much of global civil society, including the ITUC and numerous other trade union bodies.

We the undersigned - representatives of trade unions and working people in Britain - stand in solidarity with Venezuela's unions of Railway workers, Urban and transport workers, Oil and electric workers, Education, Public Sector and Health workers, and Construction Workers who have organised mobilisations this month saying 'Venezuela is not a Threat - We are Hope' and 'Obama - Repeal the Executive Order.'

Venezuela is not a threat to the U.S or any other country - instead it offers hope, including through some of the most advanced legislation regarding trade union and labour rights in the world.

We support the international 'Obama - Repeal the Executive Order' campaign and will continue to both support the advances in social progress and workers' rights that have taken place in Venezuela in recent years, and oppose US sanctions against Venezuela.'

The National Workers Front (FNT) and its affiliated unions in Nicaragua have continued to express their solidarity with their sisters and brothers in Venezuela.





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