During its participation in the 105th International Labour Conference, the Autonomous CTA released a statement concerning the situation of the right to strike across the world, warning that it is “under a sistematic attack by employers worldwide.”
In this document, the CTA-A stresses the importance of the right to strike stating that “strike has historically been the most successful mean to confront the capitalist exploitation,” and that “the exercise of the right to strike ensures the validity of all the other rights manifested in the international agreements”.
The communiqué says that this threat “is part of a long-term strategy which started with the dissolution of the USSR and which can be observed at international and national level, where steps are being undertaken to limit or even inhibit the exercise of the fundamental and inalienable right to strike which allows workers to fight more efficiently against the economic powers that exploit them, expressing their discontent and crying out to defend their rights in order to obtain new achievements.”
In the statement, the CTA-A denounces the intention of erasing the right to strike of the debates held at the International Labour Organization. “At international level and in the framework of the International Labour Organization (ILO), employers have a two-fold mission: first, they want to weaken the mechanisms of control put into place by the ILO, to then go even further, and eliminate all relic of the control of the right to strike within the ILO, allowing that the right is being restricted or even prohibited without any intervention, by every nation state.”