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WORLD FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS LEADERSHIP MEETS WITH ILO’s DIRECTOR GENERAL IN GENEVA

6 June 2006

Comrade Mohamed Shaban AZZOUZ, President of the World Federation of Trade Unions and President of the General Federation of Syrian Trade Unions and comrade George MAVRIKOS, Secretary General of the WFTU, maintained, within the framework of the 95th International Conference ofLabour, a meeting with Juan SOMAVIA, ILO’s Director General.

 

The results of the XV World Trade Union Congress celebrated in Havana at the end of the last year, were explained to Mr. Somavia as well as the evaluation about the role of ILO to fulfil the relevant performance that corresponds to the defense of labour rights. WFTU also expressed its wish that the technical cooperation of this institution could, be increase.

The ILO’s Director General showed his particular feelings of respect towards the WFTU history and its condition of component and expression of international trade union movement that ILO have into consideration.

The exchange, carried out in a cordial climate, also had the presence of the WFTU’s Deputies General Secretaries Osiris Oviedo and Ramon Cardona.

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