UITBB condemns the attack against SUTIMAC in Cartagena, Colombia

Solidarity with SUTIMAC, Colombia

The Secretariat of UITBB has been informed about the cowardly attack against the offices of SUTIMAC in Cartagena, Colombia on Friday, 6 May. This event constitutes a continuation of the attacks against the leaders and members of SUTIMAC who struggle daily, faithful to their class-based policies, for a better life for the workers and their families and, at the same time, for a political solution to the armed conflict in Colombia, with the ultimate aim being peace and social justice.

UITBB demands from the government of Colombia, to take all necessary measures in order to punish the attackers and protect the members and the leadership of SUTIMAC as well as their families. We express our solidarity with the comrades in Cartagena and we call upon them to continue their fight, in order to defend the rights of the workers, with the first right of course being that of life.

Michalis Papanikolaou,

UITBB General Secretary