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Anti-gay laws are a blow to workers' rights! Open letter of the Canadian union UNIFOR to Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Russia is continuing the curtailment of democratic freedoms and attacks on workers' rights. Every step being taken reduces the space of personal and social freedom in the country, jeopardising not only the freedom of association, but often the personal safety of people.

For the trade union and labour movement in the country, international support and solidarity are some of the most important tools in the pursuit of the ideals of equality and democracy. The president of the largest Canadian union UNIFOR, Jerry Diaz (pictured above), sent an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, urging him to cancel the recently passed homophobic laws and to put an end to the policy of intolerance and discrimination.

You can read the open letter here.

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