AKEL on International Migrants Day
AKEL C.C. Press Office, 18th December 2017, Nicosia
Today marks International Migrants Day and on this occasion AKEL expresses its solidarity with all immigrant men and women living and working in Cyprus, conveying to them once again the message that it will continue the struggle for their integration into Cypriot society through the promotion of policies that respond to the manifold problems they face.
At the same time, AKEL sends a militant greeting to the thousands of our compatriots who have migrated because of the anti-social policies and unemployment plaguing working people and assures them that AKEL’s principal priority is to improve the country’s economic and social conditions so that the rights of the people are safeguarded to an extent which does not lead them to compulsory immigration.
AKEL will continue to demand the immediate elaboration and implementation of a comprehensive immigration policy on all the issues relating to entry, stay and access to employment and social rights, with respect for human rights and human dignity. AKEL is waging the big struggle to change the right-wing administration of the country, which for five years has failed to address the multiple issues related to immigration, but on the contrary has led to ongoing deadlocks by making immigrants the largest group suffering from poverty and exploitation in our country.
At the same time, AKEL will continue to struggle both inside and outside Parliament for the unity and class rallying of working people, to fight against human trafficking whether for sexual or labour exploitation and resolutely combat any phenomena of xenophobia and racism.
At the same time, AKEL will continue to assert at on a European level, through the Confederal Group of the European United Left-Nordic Green Left in the European Parliament, for policies that will address immigration on the basis of universal values and not serve the economic and imperialist interests of the ruling class both inside and outside the European Union.
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