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Global, European Unions Condemn London Bombing

INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS

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Global and European Trade Union Bodies Condemn London Bomb Outrage

Brussels, 8 July 2005 (ICFTU OnLine): The ICFTU and the European TUC today condemned the terrorist atrocities in London, which have cost the lives of at least 37 people and injured several hundred more. ICFTU and ETUC General Secretaries Guy Ryder and John Monks expressed their deepest sympathies to those affected in messages to their British affiliate the TUC, as have trade union organisations from around the world. "Those responsible for these terrible attacks, aimed at ordinary people, must be brought to justice", said Monks and Ryder.

Italian and Spanish trade unions are organising symbolic work stoppages at 12.00 today to express their sympathy. The ICFTU and the ETUC will also hold a ceremony outside the International Trade Union House in Brussels at 12.00 today to show their solidarity with all those affected.

The ICFTU represents 145 million workers in 231 affiliated organisations in 154 countries and territories. ICFTU is also a member of Global Unions: http://www.global-unions.org

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