We are appealing to all our supporters to take part in an international campaign of solidarity with the Metro workers of Buenos Aires who have been involved in an ongoing dispute for some time now. A new bitter labour dispute has been unleashed, the result of which is crucial for the whole of the Argentinean working class.
The bosses and the government are trying to inflict a severe defeat on the workers. The fate of the dispute may be decided in the next few days and even hours so there is not much time to spare. For tomorrow (Wednesday) there is the possibility that the workers may call for an all out general strike of the sector to demand wage increases which means they are heading towards either a great victory or a terrible defeat. We must not allow the bosses to defeat the Buenos Aires Metro workers.
A swift response from trade unionists, workers’ leaders and youth around the world is necessary. Messages of support would greatly boost the morale of these workers. We appeal to all of you to take up this campaign with both hands and start sending as of today the first solidarity e-mails.
Also see the web page of the Metro workers where they published the majority of solidarity messages sent during last December’s dispute: