2005 November 6 National Workers'
Hibiya Open-air Stage, Tokyo
International Labor Solidarity Against War
and Privatization, Against Union Busting!
We don't allow:
Revision of the Constitution
Revision of the Fundamental Law on Education,
Adoption of Tsukuru-kai textbooks
Rise of nationalism
Enhancement of Japan-U.S. Security Alliance
East Asian Free Economic Zone
The JR accident in Amagasaki
Privatization of Postal Services and Reform of Civil Service System
Revision of Labor Laws
Oppression on Kan-Nama
Disciplinary measures against the struggle against Hinomaru and Kimigayo
Criminalization of the struggle of the 1047 dismissed National Railway
Slander campaign against civil public workers' "illegal benefits"
Destruction of Right to Organize
Build up a nationwide network of militant
Initiated by Solidarity Union of Japan Construction and Transport
Workers Kansai Area Branch (Kan-Nama), Metal and Machinery Workers'
Union in Osaka Minato-Godo, and National Railway Motive Power Union
of Chiba (Doro-Chiba)
Nov. 6 National Workers Rally
Call for endorsement and participation
Violent Attacks on Labor Unions
Take Back Unity!
Change the labor movement, fighting back against war, privatization
and union busting! Take back our unity and revive labor unions! Let
us create a fighting united front, respecting difference of opinions
and increasing the common points!
A large-scale oppression on Kan-Nama, attack on education workers who
refused to pledge their loyalty to eHinomaru and Kimigayof
by means of disciplinary measures, criminalization of the struggle of
the dismissed 1047 National Railway workers for their reinstatement,
crackdown on postal workers and municipal workers show recent escalation
of attack on right to organizer or even the very existence of labor
The recent railway accident in Amagasaki shockingly revealed what will
happen in public transport when the labor union is deprived of its unity
and the market principles are given priority.
Don Allow Rise of Nationalism! Stop the War Drive!
The Koizumi administration is feverishly rushing for war in cooperation
with the Bush administration: the Fundamental Law on Education and the
Constitution are going to be revised, a reactionary campaign is organized
to adopt the junior high school textbooks edited by the revisionist
Tsukuru-kai; nationalism is rapidly expanding, and Japan-US Security
Treaty is being reinforced.
Faced with these fierce attacks, even labor unions are going to give
up their policy of defending the Constitution: Rengo is now degenerating
into a force for constitutional revision. Let us break this critical
situation of labor movement by massive mobilization of angry rank and
Don Allow Privatization / Union Busting!
Fight back against an all-out drive for privatization of the Postal
Services and the operations of the national as well as local government!
The privatization means subordination of all the society to the dog-eat-dog
market principles, casualization of almost all of workers and above
all violent union busting. It is an urgent task of labor movement to
organize those casual workers.
The Japan Business Federation claims, gthe Labor Standard Law
is a hangover of the age of the Factory Lawh, argues a radical
revision of the labor laws, including rules and regulations of working
hours and labor contracts and demands, gAbolish Article 9, Section
2 of the Constitution (eLand, sea, and air forces, as well as
other war potential, will never be maintainedf)h, gRevise
the Fundamental Law on Educationh, gCarry out resolutely
unreserved deregulation and privatization,h and gJapanese
foreign policy should focus on building up of East Asian Free Economic
Zone and stepping-up of the Japan-US Security Treaty.h Violent
attempts are being made to dismantle social security system and to increase
Build up a nationwide network of militant labor unions!
The struggle of education workers to refuse to obey eHinomaru
and Kimigayof ceremonies has galvanized fellow workers across
the country. The struggle against the revision of the Fundamental Law
on Education and the struggle of 20 unions and organizations headed
by transport workersf unions on land, sea, air and longshore against
war developed into united actions across the different labor federations.
The Metal workers of Zenkin-Motoyama won a historic victory making the
company withdraw dismissal and to reinstate dismissed unionists after
34 yearsf struggle.
Workers all over the world have begun to strive for regaining power
to create a new age through forging unity and solidarity. Therefore,
on November 6, we are going to hold an international labor solidarity
rally of Japanese, U.S. and Korean workers who fight against war, privatization
and union busting.
DORO-CHIBA (DC): National Railway Motive Power Union of CHIBA