The following resolution was unanimously adopted at meetings of the Rank-and-File Committees for Safe Education in the United Kingdom and Turkey last weekend.
The UK Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee and Güvenli Eğitim İçin Taban Komitesi declare their solidarity with the courageous struggle of workers at the service company WISAG, in Frankfurt, Germany.
Their campaign against sackings, wage theft and punishing working conditions—pushed through under the cover of the pandemic—is in defiance of the trade unions, who have abandoned the WISAG workers and isolated them from the wider German working class, driving some to a hunger strike to protest their treatment.
The events at WISAG confirm the need for workers to build rank-and-file committees independent of the unions to defend their interests.
We pledge to popularise the WISAG struggle. We urge educators and all workers to send messages of support to the strikers and fight to build rank-and-file committees in their own workplaces as part of the fight to unify the European and international working class.
Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee (UK)
Güve nli Eğitim İçin Taban Komitesi (Türkiye)