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North, South Workers' Organizations Make Public Joint Resolution
| Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, the south Korean General Federation of Trade Unions and the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions released a joint resolution Thursday to mark the 124th May Day.
The resolution said that the workers in the north and the south have promoted national reconciliation and unity together with all other Koreans, sharing joy and sorrow with warm compatriotic feelings in the struggle for independent reunification in line with the June 15 joint declaration.
It expressed deep condolences for all the bereaved families of the victims of the ferry sinking accident that occurred in the south recently.
Workers' organizations in the north and the south expressed the following resolution, prompted by their will to defend the safety and peace of fellow countrymen and take the lead in paving a wide avenue for independent reunification:
1. The workers in the north and the south will promote national reconciliation and unity, get firmly united in solidarity and alliance under the banner of By Our Nation Itself.
We will take the three principles of national reunification and the principle of national independence and the banner of By Our Nation Itself solemnly clarified in the north-south joint declarations as the lifeline of the reunification movement.
We will further consolidate solidarity and alliance among workers in the north and the south provided in the June 15 era, activate multi-faceted contact, visit and pro-reunification meeting and widen solidarity and cooperation between workers' organizations of industries, sectors and regions.
The workers in the north and the south will pool their efforts and wisdom for peace and reunification of the country, taking hands with all political parties, organizations and personages attaching importance to the nation and aspiring after reunification.
2. The workers in the north and the south will resolutely check war and confrontation moves and smear campaign of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad.
We will heighten vigilance and thoroughly smash all smear campaigns to malignantly slander and hurt the social system and dignity of the other party contrary to the spirit of the inter-Korean declarations and any move for confrontation of social systems.
We will, together with people from all walks of life at home and abroad valuing peace of the country and prospect of the nation, invigorate the anti-war peace movement against all reckless joint military exercises with foreign forces and arms buildup.
3. The workers in the north and the south will stand in the van of the patriotic efforts for preserving and implementing the June 15 joint declaration and October 4 declaration and open a new phase of independent reunification, peace and prosperity.
They will put the reunification movement for supporting and implementing inter-Korean declarations on a normal and massive basis and expand it, urge their implementation and conduct diverse activities on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the historic June 15 joint declaration and the 7th anniversary of the October 4 declaration, in particular, thus turning the movement for implementing them into a nationwide movement.
They are the eldest son of the nation and standard-bearers and vanguard opening a new era of independent reunification, peace and prosperity.
They will take the lead in protecting the security of the nation and peace of the country and opening the June 15 era of independent reunification in solidarity and unity under the banner of By Our Nation Itself, deeply cherishing the noble mission and responsibility they are assuming before the times and the nation.
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