International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggle sends solidarity to the general strike and revolution.

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International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggle sends solidarity to the general strike and revolution.

 

SUDAN : Solidarity with the revolution and the general strike
Following five months of streets protesting and seven weeks of mass occupation in front of the army headquarters, the workers and people of Sudan launched a general strike with 100% support in Port Sudan, rail, oil, gold mines, air, bus, state workers, schools universities, judges, solicitors, women, youth, many sections civil society etc because the Sudan Transitional Military Council refuses to give up power.

 

The International Labor Network of solidarity and struggles express the complete support of its members to the general strike, and the on going revolution of the masses.

 

We salute the Sudanese revolution that started on 19 December 2018, which erupted after 30 years of dictatorship and genocide against Darfur, the Blue Nile and Nube Mountains. The genocide in Sudan killed 500,000 (UN figures) people and created 2.5 million refugees inside Sudan and 100s of refugee camps. The old dictator Omar Al-Bashir and others were wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes from 2009.

 

Since December 2018 the Sudanese diaspora have mobilised across the world. We need to support the mobilisations.

 

Al-Bashir had destroyed so much of the economy and society that all of Sudan, a country the size of India, started an uprising against food price increases. Bread was increasing in price every day and masses of people could not live in the old way anymore.

 

Demonstrations continued all over Sudan, but on 6 April at first 100s occupied the streets outside the Military HQ, that number grew to 1000s, then 10,000s and protestors joined the occupation from all over Sudan including Darfur, Atbara, a famous workers city, where the first workers union in Africa started in the 1950s – the railway workers, sent a train to the occupation other areas sent buses.

 

The occupation was attacked by the Rapid Response Forces with heavy weapons, and the lower and middle orders of the armed forces went to protect the occupation. The revolution got rid of al-bashir on 11 April. He was brought down because 100,000s of Sudanese took to the streets, and were organised by doctors, teachers and engineers. Dozens had been killed.

 

However, the central demand of the revolution is for a civilian government and the end of the regime but on 11 April the Transitional Military Council took over. The occupation continues, the revolution does not want a military government.

 

Solidarity to the revolution, solidarity to workers actions and the general strike

 

Support the aims of the general strike, and the individual unions that include:

  • End the Transitional Military Council – Civilians must govern in Sudan
    For a government of the organisations of the revolution who fight for a civilian government The revolution has the right to defend itself.
    Free all political and struggle prisoners
  • Stop the privatisation (eg Port Sudan) – Sudan, factories, mines, land etc belongs to the Sudanese
  • Decent wages and conditions for all.
  • All workers union must have legality and be free to organise (unions are still illegal)
  • Disband all the militia thugs – Trial for those who participated and ordered the killing of occupiers, demonstrators.

 

Les organisations du Réseau syndical international de solidarité et de luttes:
Organisations syndicales nationales interprofessionnelles
 Central Sindical e Popular Conlutas (CSP-Conlutas) – Brésil.
 Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT) – Etat espagnol.
 Union syndicale Solidaires (Solidaires) – France.
 Confédération Générale du Travail du Burkina (CGT-B) – Burkina.  Confederation of Indonesia People’s Movement (KPRI) – Indonésie.  Confederación Intersindical (Intersindical) – Etat espagnol.
 Confédération Générale Autonome des Travailleurs en Algérie (CGATA) – Algérie.  Batay Ouvriye – Haïti.
 Unione Sindacale Italiana (USI) – Italie.
 Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs – Solidarité Ouvrière (CNT SO) – France.  Sindicato de Comisiones de Base (CO.BAS) – Etat espagnol.
 Organisation Générale Indépendante des Travailleurs et Travailleuses d’Haïti (OGTHI) – Haïti.  Sindacato Intercategoriale Cobas (SI COBAS) – Italie.
 Confédération Nationale du Travail (CNT-f) – France.
 Intersindical Alternativa de Catalunya (IAC) – Catalogne.
 Union Générale des Travailleurs Sahraouis (UGTSARIO) – Sahara occidental.
 Ezker Sindikalaren Konbergentzia (ESK) – Pays basque.
 Confédération Nationale de Travailleurs du Sénégal Forces du Changement (CNTS/FC) – Sénégal.  Sindicato Autorganizzato Lavorator COBAS (SIAL-COBAS) – Italie.
 General Federation of Independent Unions (GFIU) – Palestine.
 Confederación de la Clase Trabajadora (CCT) – Paraguay.
 Red Solidaria de Trabajadores – Pérou
 Union Syndicale Progressiste des Travailleurs du Niger (USPT) – Niger.
 Union Nationale des Syndicats Autonomes du Sénégal (UNSAS) – Sénégal.
 Unión Nacional para la Defensa de la Clase Trabajadora (UNT) – El Salvador.
 Solidaridad Obrera (SO) – Etat espagnol.
 Confederazione Unitaria di Base (CUB) – Italie.
 Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) – Grande-Bretagne.
 Ogólnopolski Związek Zawodowy Inicjatywa Pracownicza (OZZ IP) – Pologne.
 Centrale Démocratique Martiniquaise des Travailleurs (CDMT) – Martinique.
 Organizaciones sindicales estatales profesionales o de sector

 National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT/TUC) – Grande-Bretagne.
 Centrale Nationale des Employés – Confédération Syndicale Chrétienne (CNE/CSC) – Belgique.
 Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores del Sistema Agroalimentario (SINALTRAINAL/CUT) – Colombie.  Fédération Générale des Postes, Telecom et Centres d’appel – Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (FGPTT/UGTT) – Tunisie.
 Trade Union in Ethnodata – Trade Union of Empoyees in the Outsourcing Companies in the financial sector – Grèce.
 Syndicat national des travailleurs des services de la santé humaine (SYNTRASEH) – Bénin
 Sindicat dos Trabalhadores da Fiocruz (ASFOC-SN) – Brésil.
 Organizzazione Sindicati Autonomi e di Base Ferrovie (ORSA Ferrovie) – Italie.
 Union Nationale des Normaliens d’Haïti (UNNOH) – Haïti.
 Confederazione Unitaria di Base Scuola Università Ricerca (CUB SUR) – Italie.
 Coordinamento Autorganizzato Trasporti (CAT) – Italie.
 Syndicat des travailleurs du rail – Union Nationale des Travailleurs du Mali (SYTRAIL/UNTM) – Mali.  Gıda Sanayii İşçileri Sendikası – Devrimci İşçi Sendikaları Konfederasyonu (GIDA-IŞ/DISK) – Turquie.  Syndicat National des Travailleurs du Petit Train Bleu/SA (SNTPTB) – Sénégal.
 Asociación Nacional de Funcionarios Administrativos de la Caja de Seguro Social (ANFACSS) – Panama.
 Palestinian Postal Service Workers Union (PPSWU) – Palestine.
 Union Syndicale Etudiante (USE) – Belgique.
 Sindicato dos Trabalhadores de Call Center (STCC) – Portugal.
 Sindicato Unitario de Trabajadores Petroleros (Sinutapetrolgas) – Venezuela.
 Alianza de Trabajadores de la Salud y Empleados Publicos – Mexique.
 Canadian Union of Postal Workers / Syndicat des travailleurs et travailleuses des postes (CUPW- STTP) – Canada.
 Syndicat Autonome des Postiers (SAP) – Suisse.
 Federación nacional de trabajadores de la educación (SUTE-Chili) – Chili.
 Plateforme Nationale des organisations professionnelles du secteur public – Côte d’Ivoire.
 Fédération nationale des ouvriers et collectivités locales – Union Marocaine du Travail (UMT- Collectivités locales) – Maroc.
 Centrale Générale des Services Publics FGTB, Cheminots (CGSP/FGTB Cheminots) – Belgique.
 Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) – Botswana.
 Organisation Démocratique du Travail – Organisation Démocratique du Travail (ODR/ODT) – Maroc.  Federacao Nacional dos Ttrabalhadores em Transportes Aéros do Brasil (FNTTA) – Brésil.
 Federação Nacional dos Metroviários (FENAMETRO) – Brésil.
 Namibia Football Players Union (NAFPU) – Namibie. Palestinian Electricians’ Trade Union (PETU) – Palestine.
Organisations syndicales locales
 Trades Union Congress, Liverpool (TUC Liverpool) – Angleterre.
 Sindacato Territoriale Autorganizzato, Brescia (ORMA Brescia) – Italie.
 Fédération syndicale SUD Service public, canton de Vaud (SUD Vaud) – Suisse
 Sindicato Unitario de Catalunya (SU Metro) – Catalogne.
 Türkiye DERİ-İŞ Sendikasi, Tuzla et Izmir (DERİ-İŞ Tuzla et Izmir) – Turquie.
 L’autre syndicat, canton de Vaud (L’autre syndicat) – Suisse
 Centrale Générale des Services Publics FGTB, Ville de Bruxelles (CGSP/FGTB Bruxelles) – Belgique  Arbeitskreis Internationalismus IG Metall, Berlin (IG Metall Berlin) – Allemagne
 Sindicato Unificado de Trabajadores de la Educación de Buenos Aires, Bahia Blanca (SUTEBA/CTA de los trabajadores Bahia Blanca) – Argentine
 Sindicato del Petróleo y Gas Privado del Chubut/CGT – Argentine.
 UCU University and College Union, University of Liverpool (UCU Liverpool) – Angleterre.
 Sindicato di base Pavia (SDB Pavia) – Italie.
 United Auto Workers local 551 Ford Chicago (UAW Ford Chicago) – Etats-unis.
 Sindicato Uno Prodinsa, Maipú – Chili.
Organisations syndicales internationales
 Industrial Workers of the World – International Solidarity Commission (IWW). Courants, tendances et réseaux syndicaux
 Transnationals Information Exchange Germany (TIE Germany) – Allemagne.

 Emancipation tendance intersyndicale (Emancipation) – France.

 Globalization Monitor (GM) – Hong Kong.
 Courant Syndicaliste Révolutionnaire (CSR) – France.
 No Austerity – Coordinamento delle lotte – Italie.
 Solidarité Socialiste avec les Travailleurs en Iran (SSTI) – France.  Basis Initiative Solidarität (BASO) – Allemagne.
 LabourNet Germany – Allemagne.
 Resistenza Operaia – operai Fiat-Irisbus – Italie.
 Workers Solidarity Action Network (WSAN) – Etats-Unis.
 United Voices of the World (UVW) – Grande-Bretagne.
 Unidos pra Lutar – Brésil.

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