The XIII Congress of the CGTP Peru began its work yesterday in an atmosphere of excitement in Lima with the participation of over 600 national delegates and 35 trade unionists foreign guests from around the world.
The official opening of the conference was declared by the Secretary of WFTU George Mavrikos.
In the framework of the Congress, an international conference was organized jointly by WFTU - CGTP Peru in which keynote speakers was the General Secretary of WFTU George Mavrikos, Fikile Majola Gen. Secr. Of NEHAWU South Africa and Joao Batista Lemos, Head of International Relations of CTB Brazil. A greeting message was addressed by the President of WFTU Mohammed Sabban Azzouz.
The theme of the conference was the global economic crisis, its consequences for workers, the response of class unions and the role of the WFTU.
Here is the speech of General Secretary.