“Hunger strikes, imprisoned workers and tens of thousands on strike represents a virtual picket line which I have no intention of crossing,” Sting said in an online statement.
Oil workers strikes in West Kazakhstan are now into their second month of strike action. In an attempt to break the press silence about their plight, a delegation of strikers visited Moscow last week, at the invitation of the Russian section of the CWI, and met with trade unionists and news reporters.
This week, in a very welcome boost to their campaign, the oil workers got the support of Sting, the globally renowned British musician. Sting’s backing of the strikers has been reported in Russia and around the world:
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