In Greece, Matouk, Akneby, Bacho, Shakon and Anastesaky have discussed the international trade union situation, trade union movement challenges and the discussion of international trade union solidarity promotion among all trade union movements.

Interference attempts of some parts of ITUC in the internal affairs of ICATU are refused and Arab Trade Union movement distraction attempts under the slogan ofTrade Union pluralism are totally condemned… 

 

AWNA: In the morning of Friday, May 17, 2013 in the Greek Capital, Athenes,was held an international trade union meeting in which participated  the Secretary-General of ITUC ,MR George Mafricos  ,Mohammed Akneby and the ITUC  general secretariat ,Valendin Bacho and Helda Shakon Bravo, the director of youth department Elia Baltas,the director of Secretary-General office ,Mrs Enda Anastesaky and Mr Ragab matouk  the Secretary –General  of ICATU who is in Greece since Wednesday 16-5 -2013 and who will stay for more additional 3 days.

In this meeting, , Matouk, Akneby, Bacho, Shakon and Anastesaky have discussed the international trade union situation, trade union movement challenges and the discussion of international trade union solidarity promotion among all trade union movements.In the meeting ,also Arab Trade Union situation ,was discussed especially after the developments that occurred in the region during the last two years  and its economic ,political ,social,trade union results and the actual  challenges facing ICATU and also the mutual  cooperation promotion was discussed in order to reduce the negative effects of these challenges on the Arab Trade Union movement  solidarity.

The meeting has also discussed mutual cooperation promotion for protecting migrant workers especially after the results of Brussels meeting held the last week in the Head Office of the European Parliament. In this context, The Secretary-General of ITUC, Mr George Mafricos has invited The Secretary –General of ICATU ,Mr. Ragab Matouk to participate in the International conference about migrant workers held by the beginning of next July in Cairo. Both  have discussed the possibility of holding a mutual international  forum by next October   in Cairo about  any topic suggested by the ICATU.The attendants have agreed on holding a workshop about Palestinian workers  with a topic  chosen and agreed on with the cooperation of the General Confederation of Palestinian workers provided that it will be held in Cairo before the end of this year.Attendents have agreed on sending a mutual delegation for discussing the Iraqi Trade Union situation and for offering the support and the help to the Iraqi  workers helping them facing their internal and external challenges .They also agreed on topics discussed in the International Trade Union Concourse concerning economic globalization and trade unions  held in Beijing at the third quarter of this year. They also discussed the holding of mutual meeting between leaders of ICATU and some Latin American Trade Unions held in a city in Latin America for the promotion of Arab –Latin American Trade Union meetings.

Agreed on the promotion of cooperation during The International Labor Conference held in Geneva by the beginning of next June . Interference attempts of some parts of ITUC in the internal affairs of ICATU are refused and Arab Trade Union movement distraction attempts under the slogan of Trade Union pluralism are totally condemned while some American, German and Britain Trade Unions are keen on solidarity and unity.

Two parts have expressed their support towards African Organization of Trade Union Unity and towards ,promoting cooperation with it, all African Trade Unions.

They also expressed their sympathy   towards Syrian Workers in their terrible crisis facing them as a result of instability and the terrorist operations made by the armed groups.

They also condemned the Israeli aggression against some of Syrian sites aiming at ammunition stores and the center of scientific researches considering it as an attempt of rising the crisis in the region creating a possible sweeping war with very nasty affects and results on all our Arab Area.

They renewed their support towards Palestinian Workers and Palestinian people obtaining their liberty in the establishment of their independent state.

Finally decided to continue their mutual meetings on the different levels prompting cooperation with each other.

 

 

 

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