Commenting on the terrorist attacks on Beirut and Paris ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) general secretary Steve Cotton said: “On Friday night, as the people of Lebanon were holding two days of mourning following the attacks on their capital, the people of – and visitors to – Paris were attacked.
"Those attacks were as vile and abhorrent as the aims and methods of those who perpetrated them. We, and all decent men and women worldwide, reject and condemn them and offer our help and sympathy to all those affected.”
ITF president Paddy Crumlin stated: “Innocent men and women of a democratic state have been slaughtered through pre-planned and closely timed bombing and shooting attacks while they were at their leisure and in their most vulnerable moments. All people, particularly working men and women and their trade unions, must act. These atrocities, like the horrific bombings in Beirut, have been done in the name of political and religious extremism and sectarianism representing values of racism, hatred and contempt for human and civil rights and the moral understandings and obligations that underpin them.”