OATUU deplores coup in Burkina Faso as it expresses support for trade unions in the country

The Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) has deplored the military coup in Burkina Faso and called for a return to constitutional order. On 24 January 2022, a group of soldiers, announced on the media, the seizure of power and the resignation of President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. Following this worrying situation, OATUU believes that the deterioration of security and the failure to concretely address the legitimate concerns of workers and the population at large, have weakened the democratic process. Furthermore, OATUU considers that democracy, respect for popular will and human and labour rights must be the foundation of the future Africans are building. In this light, the organisation expresses its support for trade unions in the country, as well as the Burkinabe workers and people.

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