Monday, July 25, 2011

The General Confederation of Trade Unions was deeply shocked by the news of brutal and senseless terrorist attacks in Oslo that took the lives of nearly one hundred innocent people.

On behalf of dozens of millions of workers in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the GCTU strongly condemns this atrocious crime and expresses its sincere condolences to the victims and their families and friends, and solidarity with the trade unions and the people of Norway.

The GCTU rejects resolutely terrorism, whatever its forms, whatever the arguments or motives that may be put forwards to justify it. Together with the world public we hope that the Norwegian government will take effective steps to investigate the situation, and punish the terrorists to prevent recurrence of any such heinous, barbaric actions in the future.

General Confederation of Trade Unions