Statement issued by the National Federation of Trade Unions of Workers and Employees in Lebanon – FENASOL (3)
The Executive Bureau and the Crisis Cell in FENASOL held a meeting, headed by President of the Federation Castro Abdallah, with the participation of members of the Union of Women Domestic Workers and Migrant Workers in Lebanon.
After standing a minute of silence for the souls of the martyrs and wishing for a speedy recovery for the wounded, the President of the Federation described the situation after the disaster that affected Lebanon after the big bombing that occurred on August 4th, which resulted 160 martyrs, more than 6000 wounded, many missing and the destruction of the port and Residential areas, which reached 15 km of damage and destroyed institutions, housing and numerous losses. The solidarity messages from the international and Arab unions and federations from France, Spain (Catalonia Barcelona, Madrid), Belgium, Norway, Cyprus, Italy, the Arab Union were received. Also trade unions of Kuwait, Palestine, Iraq, Jordan, Bahrain, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and many Arab and international civil and women’s organizations expressed their solidarity with us.
The work of the crisis cell in the Federation and its unions are assisting in the cleaning process and removing the backfill.
Therefore, the Union and the Crisis Cell, in cooperation with health, municipal and youth authorities, decided to provide assistance through groups of construction workers and their derivatives, electricity, carpenters, sanitary tools, and food sector workers, bakeries and restaurants, are participating in the restoration and relief process.
The Union also thanked all the organizations, unions, syndicates, and international and Arab bodies to raise their voice again “for the support of the Lebanese people, especially the workers and theworking class to overcome this crisis by extending a helping hand. The Union also thanked all its volunteers, especially the domestic workers.Those who participated in removing the falling parts and cleaning, and thanked the migrant workers who were side by side with our people in this crisis, provided that the meetings remain open to follow up all developments, especially following up on the previous arbitrary dismissals of workers.
Your solidarity and assistance are much needed!
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The National Union of Workers and Employees Unions in Lebanon FENASOL
President: Castro Abdallah
General Secretary: Tahsin JABER
International Relations Responsible: Ghassan HIJAZI