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WFTU: More than 100 people dead in another employers’ crime in Nigeria

Statement by World Federation of Trade Unions |
January 4, 2016
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Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)

The world Federation of Trade Unions representing currently 92 million workers in 126 countries expresses its solidarity to the working class of Nigeria. A gas tanker truck ignited an inferno at a crowded industrial gas plant in Nigeria on Thursday, killing more than 100 workers and people lining up to refill their cooking gas cylinders in time for Christmas. This is not an accident, it’s a crime! The crime took place in a gas factory of Chikason group.

We strongly believe that this could be prevented, but the safety measures, for the capitalists, are expenses and workers expendable in their “race” for more profits. We express our condolences to the families of the victims, we call the Nigerian working class to join the ranks of the class oriented trade unions and strengthen the fight for health and safety measures in the workplaces.