IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe grieve with France

15.11.2015

IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe, together representing more than 50 million workers around the world, condemn Friday´s terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

Jyrki Raina, general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, and Ulrich Eckelmann, general secretary of industriAll Europe, say with one voice that they stand with the people of France:

"IndustriAll Global Union and industriAll European are shaken and appalled at the awful terror attacks on innocent people in Paris. We grieve with our comrades in France and the rest of the world over this meaningless attack, and offer our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the victims and their bereaved families. 

"These attempts are not directed only against France. They are directed against all peace-loving people and against everything that is human dignity, mutual respect and tolerance.

"The terrorists must never be successful. We won’t be intimidated and driven into hatred and misanthropy. We stand for freedom, solidarity and democratic societies. And we refuse to be diverted to the road of radicalism and xenophobia."

More than 130 people were killed and hundreds more are receiving treatment in hospitals in the French capital as the world looks on in horror and outrage.

French President Francois Hollande has called the attacks a ”declaration of war ” and has declared a national state of emergency.