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Honduran Workers Fight for Return of Democracy

August 5, 2009  |  Share

Honduras's three principal labor centrals, the Unitary Confederation of Honduran Workers (CUTH),  General Workers Central (CGT) and Confederation of Honduran Workers (CTH) have called for a national strike tomorrow, August 6, 2009.

Here is their statement. (en Español)


The three workers Confederations of Honduras, CUTH, CGT and CTH address the critical political situation that prevails in our country as product of the coup d'état that threw out of the presidency Mr. Manuel Zelaya Rosales, legitimately elected by the Honduran people in free elections that took place in November 2005.

This not a personal problem, it's about the business sector and the vested interests who have generated a struggle between classes because of the social measures sponsored by the  deposed government.

Facing this situation, our organizations condemn these facts and we do not recognize the so-called authorities of a dictatorial and de facto government.

We demand of all the governments of the world, the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration and of USAID to withdraw all the official support and to freeze loans and projects to this coup government, imposed by the arms, which has created an atmosphere of repression and violence. We make an exception with regard to that support which goes directly to the people and organizations.

We also demand of the OAS, the UN, to maintain and strengthen the resolutions to repudiate this fascist government, product of the force of the arms, and to withdraw all support.
We ask that the Government of the United States proceed in cancelling the bank accounts and visas to all those persons involved in the coup, to freeze planned support and to withdraw diplomatic representation, for as long as institutional order is not re-established with the return of Jose Manuel  Zelaya to the presidency of the republic.

For all the above-mentioned, the CUTH, the CGT and the CTH call all their organizations to an open-ended national strike beginning on Thursday August 6 of 2009, until the restitution of institutional order and the return of Jose Manuel Zelaya to the presidency of the republic. Our organizations must remain on alert and support the patriotic march to the cities of San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa.


1.    The reestablishment of the democratic institutional order
2.    The return of Mr. Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales to the presidency of the Republic.
3.    The installation in Honduras of a Constituent National Assembly
4.    That the repression against the Honduran people be ended.


Tegucigalpa, Morazán Central District, August 4 , 2009

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CUTH                                 CGT                                 CTH

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