Following 9 October attack against CGIL headquarters in Rome, everyone at EFFAT sends much strength and solidarity to CGIL Confederation and our Italian affiliates ALPAA, Filcams and Flai.
The brutal assault perpetuated by extremists from the right-wing and anti-vaxxers, was a vile fascist squads attack that we, at EFFAT, condemn with unity and without hesitation. Violence can never be confused with freedom and liberty of thought. Discontent must never be instrumentalized.
The attack against the house of million Italian workers is an attack against a pillar of democracy, the Italian Constitution and the entire trade union movement.
EFFAT stands with CGIL and encourages all Italian comrades to pursue the defense of the democratic principles embedded in our organizations and uphold the values of the trade unions movement as a bastion against the spread of intolerance, violence and abuse.
Finally EFFAT stands with all Italian affiliates taking the streets next 16 October 2021, on occasion of a national demonstration in defense of democracy and workers’ rights.
Solidarity letter 2021 – CGIL Nazionale (Italian)