It is with a great pleasure and motivation that we hereby launch our XIV International council that will take place from 25th September to 9th October 2016 in Aachen, Germany. The theme of the international council is Just Work – A Fundamental Option for Dignity for All and the slogan would be Let’s Struggle for Young Workers’ Dignity.
The International Council of the IYCW is the supreme governing body of the movement and enjoys full sovereignty and powers. It is the body wherein the situation of working-class youth is shared, co-ordinated, clarified and solved.
As a supreme governing body, the International Council shall accomplish its task of implementing the See, Judge and Act method to evaluate the actions that are carried out by, with and among the young workers at all levels of the movement according to the guidelines provided by the International Plan of Action.
A clear, strong and comprehensive analysis in all aspects of life – social, political, economic, cultural and ideological - is required in order to construct a new proposal of action to fulfil the mission of the movement of creating a new society for all human beings, in particular young workers, women and men.
To enable us to construct a new proposal for human development, it is necessary to criticise the current logic of life and show concrete evidence that modernity as a result of the capitalist logic is unable to create life harmony for all. We should emphasize that destruction of human beings, nature and culture is the reflection of the failure and incapacity of our current society which promotes the domination of a minority over the majority.
Concrete, Collective and Conscious Action
The YCW is a movement of education through concrete, collective and conscious action, that encourages each young worker to take part actively in changing the working and living conditions by promoting a new society, a new system of life for all.
Therefore, for the International Council to be successful, each national movement of the YCW must contribute with concrete, collective and conscious action with, by and among young workers. Action is a basic condition for change; in other words, the current system will not change by itself naturally. A class struggle is necessary, which demands militancy from all YCWs around the world.
We hereby launch the XIV International Council of IYCW and encourage all militants and YCW supporters everywhere to participate towards its success.
On behalf of International Team of IYCW