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New Bulletin: The WFTU positions

New Bulletin: Read all about the Presidential Council Session

19 February 2014

2014_02_bulletin_pc-session_v1_page_1.thumbnailRead all about the Presidential Council Session in the new informative Bulletin of the WFTU.

Which are the important activities to be organized for the year 2014, which solidarity resolutions did the Presidential Council conclude to, what was the 2013 outlook of the WFTU in numbers.

Also Read extracts from the General Secretary’s introductory speech.

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Athens: Speech of the WFTU General Secretary at the International Conference on Asbestos, October 30 2013



Opening speech by the WFTU General Secretary
Cde George Mavrikos at the WFTU International Trade Union Conference on ASBESTOS


mavrikos5Dear colleagues and comrades,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you here at the seat of the World Federation of Trade Unions, in Athens, for this important international initiative of the WFTU on Asbestos. We are happy to have you with us today, despite financial and other difficulties the trade union movement internationally is facing. Allow me to welcome you, on behalf of the leadership of WFTU.

These days the WFTU has many important activities in all continents:

• In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, trade unionists from over 20 countries took part in the World Congress of TUI Metal and Mining of the WFTU.

• In Malaysia on October 25, 140 trade unionists from 14 countries of Asia took part in the annual regional meeting of Asia – Pacific Region. Continue reading

Malaysia: The General Secretary’s Speech at the WFTU Asia-Pacific Meeting, 25-26 October 2013

The introductory speech of the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos to the WFTU Asia-Pacific Meeting taking place in Port Dickson, Malaysia on the 25-26 October 2013:

mavrikos1    Dear comrades, Dear friends,

I salute you on behalf of the WFTU Secretariat and the 86 million working people that our class-oriented organization represents in 120 countries of the world.
It is an honor to be here with you in this All-Asia and Pacific trade union meeting under the generous hospitality of NUBE here in Malaysia. I want to underline that this meetings and the frequency and consistency these meetings have, is a great step forward for the WFTU. It shows:
the important and stable steps of the WFTU the past years.
It shows the great potentials, the abilities that the WFTU and the class-oriented trade union movement have, if they work with strategy, with specific tactics, with determination.
It proves that the WFTU has presence and action for the contemporary problems of the working people in all continents. Continue reading






Athens, August 30th 2013 

 Dear colleagues,

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) in cooperation with the World Federation of Teachers Unions (FISE) invites you to the international trade union conference on the topic:

«The role of teachers today, today’s school, public education, democracy in education»

The conference will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 -29 of October 2013.  Continue reading

Violation of Palestinians’ Human Rights and Trade Union Liberties by the State of Israel

The World Federation of Trade Unions addresses to the international community in order to inform that on June 13 2013, the Israeli occupation forces arrested comrade trade unionist Hussein Agrabesh, Deputy General Secretary of the General Union of Palestinian Workers, on his way home after attending the 102nd International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Continue reading

Solidarity Message to Turkish people

Solidarity Message                                                                               

FISE sends a solidarity and support message to the Turkish people, that fight every single day and condemns the extreme violence of the Turkish government against the demonstrators in park Gezi.

The demonstrators’ protest against the building construction in this park(Gezi) has been transformed into a Continue reading