Today, there is a global economy.
Companies compete globally for profit. They search the world for the cheapest labour and materials and the most pro-business governments.
Companies moove their factories to low-wage countries. They stop workers organising. They casualise and contract out workers. They push workers to produce more and work longer hours. They cut back on Occupational Health and Safety. They import temporary workers. They encourage racism, sexism and nationalism to divide workers.
In every country, every day, we workers face these same pressures. Everywhere workers need a living wage, secure work and a safe workplace. This is a life and death struggle for all workers.
To win, workers need to unite across borders and across social divides. Companies are global, so workers’ resistance must be global.
Division between workers helps companies because it stops workers organising together. Resist racism, sexism, nationalism and religious conflict. We must build an international struggle. When workers are united, we can never be defeated.
Let’s build our resistance. Let’s build a global picketline.