The Executive Board of Public Services International (PSI), meeting in Geneva on 20th and 21st April 2017, expresses its support for the general strike in Brazil called for by the trade union centres on 28th April.
In response to the attacks on democracy and on trade union and labour rights by the illegitimate government of Michel Temer, this general strike clearly shows strong opposition from the working class to the backward steps taken by the Brazilian government.
“Not a single right less” is the slogan that has mobilised all workers for the strike. The PSI Executive Board expresses its total support and will publicise the Brazilian struggle across the world.
On 28th April, PSI stands together with its Brazilian affiliates which are participating in this struggle.
PSI, which represents 20 million workers in 162 countries, sends its support to the trade union centres and the many organisations representing workers, students, women, black people, rural workers and others.
The general strike is one more significant stage in this struggle. As history shows, it will be in the streets and with the strength of the people that the Coup will be defeated.
PSI EXECUTIVE BOARD SUPPORTS BRAZIL ON ITS WAY BACK TO DEMOCRACY,
IN ITS CLAIM FOR FULL TRADE UNION AND LABOUR RIGHTS.
VIVA THE STRUGGLE OF THE BRAZILIAN PEOPLE!