17th World Trade Union Congress

Athens, Greece – 26 January 2016

Preparation and promotion of the 17th World Trade Union Congress

Dear comrades,

As you have already been informed by previous Communication of the Presidential Council, the WFTU is organizing the 17th World Trade Union Congress in Durban, South Africa on 5-8 October 2016.

The World Trade Union Congress is a highly important moment not only for the large family of the WFTU but also for all the trade union Organizations and the international working class.

Our Congress cements the progress of WFTU accomplished in the previous five years, it analyzes the contemporary political and economic conditions in which the workers struggle is held and it strengthens the Organization for the years to come with significant resolutions and decisions to be implemented.

In the current global capitalist crisis and the workers struggle that are confronting the antilabour attack, the success of the 17th Congress is of crucial important so that the WFTU will be further empowered in its objective to build a strong class-oriented international trade union movement to demand the contemporary needs of the working class against poverty and wars generated by capitalism.

The success of the 17th World Trade Union Congress depends on all our collective efforts not only the efforts of the Secretariat, the Presidential Council and the Central Offices.  Therefore, we kindly request from you to support the efforts for the success of the Congress, to register you delegates and reports on time and to promote though your websites, publications, public activities/speeches and e-mails the objectives and the information of the Congress.

Fraternal greetings,

The Secretariat