REPORT ON JAPAN by Allied Labor Unions of Independence(ALUI)- Japan
(1) General situation Currently, Japanese working class and people suffer from the worsening labor conditions, living conditions, and low wages that is described as `widening disparity of Japanese society.’ They are also faced with `war-state’ policy imposed by the government and business elite in an attempt to make Japan a `state that can wage a war.’
23rd International Solidarity Affair of KMU, April 29-May 9, 2007
Highlights - national economic, political and workers movement situation Australia is a rich industrialised country with a multi-cultural population of 20 million, a labour force of over 10 million and a trade union movement of 2 million members. The indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples number about 450,000 or 2% of the population. As a social group they suffer severe deprivation.
We delegates coming from Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Belgium, Canada, the US and the Philippines declare the 23rd International Solidarity Affair a resounding success. We affirm the need to look deeply on the global pressures and attacks by monopoly capital.
It is absolutely appropriate that we extend our salutations to all working people of the world and to celebrate this day, the working class’ day, International Labor Day.
To our kasamas in the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU),
Warmest felicitations and embraces to all of you on the 23rd International Solidarity Affair (ISA) from the progressive Filipino staff of the SEIU-United Healthcare Workers – West here in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.