Trade Unionists Express Solidarity
With People of the United States


 
For Immediate Release
 
Rio de Janeiro, September 11-- Trade union delegates attending the Third Regional Energy Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean here this evening expressed their sorrow over the brutal attacks that occurred today in  the United States and expressed their support for the people of the United States at this difficult time.  The conference is being sponsored by the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Unions.
 
The statement reads as follows:

Manifesto of Solidarity with the People of the United States

We, the workers of the chemical, energy, mine and allied industries of the affiliated and fraternal union organizations of the ICEM, meeting at the Third Regional Energy Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean, declare our solidarity with the people of the United States against the barbaric attack which took place on September 11, 2001.

We repudiate all forms of violence practiced against human life.  We declare our solidarity with the families of the victims and appeal to the heads of state and government and to all civil society in this tragic moment to find a dialogue to preserve and maintain equilibrium and world peace.