"In our spirit and in our heart, we are committed to ensuring that the country’s labor movement remains strong and active. Through collective action, we want to restore and guarantee stability, peace, and hope." Read also the response from Yvel Admettre, General Secretary of CTSP.
Dear bro Admettre,
I am writing on behalf of PSI affiliates in the Caribbean.
Jovenel Moise’s leadership led to generalized violence, fear, and despair. Rising gang violence in Haiti has resulted in the detention of militants, murders, and politically motivated kidnappings. The attacks against trade unionists, the trade union movement and democracy are heartbreaking and painful.
The assassination of a sitting leader undermines democratic structures. This act adds to Haiti’s problems.
The peoples of the Caribbean/CARICOM have followed with consternation and pain the unfolding of events in Haiti. Union activists and their allies have used various methods to shed light on the real situation in Haiti and to bring peacefully the necessary changes. Now is a testing period – once more – for Haiti and its people. In our spirit and in our heart, we are committed to ensuring that the country’s labor movement remains strong and active. Through collective action, we want to restore and guarantee stability, peace, and hope.
We will see how we can contribute to make the changes required. We do not want more violence or more instability. We will continue to work with our partners in the global movement to make a positive difference.
Please accept our best wishes and solidarity.
Sandra Massiah, PSI Sub-Regional Secretary for the Caribbean
Response from the General Secretary of CTSP, Yvel Admettre
Dear Sister Sandra,
As you already know, we are going through a very difficult moment in our history as a people.
In the name of all the comrades of CTSP, I present my thanks for your solidarity with the Haitian people through this letter which has described the reality well. In difficult times like now we need it. I know that PSI, through its sub-regional office in the Caribbean, follows very closely what is happening in Haiti, the difficulties experienced by our people, particularly union leaders and workers. Public services are almost dysfunctional (health care, drinking water, sanitation). The picture is dark: it is the degradation of the public administration.
I hope that the political decision-makers and the civil society of this country will find a concerted solution for the well-being of the population and thus avoiding our country remains once again under foreign occupation.
Thank you for your solidarity