CIG and UGTSARIO join forces for Sahrawi cause

Cooperación sindical: CIG y UGTSARIO unen fuerzas por la causa saharaui
Fri, 04/19/2024 - 22:28

Vigo (Galicia), April 19, 2024 (SPS) - The Galician Intersindical Confederation (CIG) and the General Union of Workers of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (UGTSARIO) have signed a collaboration protocol to support the Sahrawi cause. This four-year agreement strengthens the commitment of the Galician trade union to the Sahrawi people and their struggle for the independence of Western Sahara.

According to the protocol, both trade union organizations will cooperate in political-trade union, technical, scientific, informative, educational, and cultural areas. The CIG commits to providing resources and assistance to the Sahrawi people and UGTSARIO. Furthermore, it reaffirms its support for the struggle and the demand for the implementation of international resolutions to hold a self-determination referendum that recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

In a meeting in Vigo, the General Secretary of CIG, Paulo Carril, and the Head of International Relations, Xosé Lois Rivera, received the delegation from UGTSARIO, headed by its General Secretary, Salama Bachir. They discussed the difficult humanitarian situation in the refugee camps in Tindouf and the new political context following the change in the Spanish Government's position on Western Sahara.