With resounding success, the Presidential Council of the WFTU concluded on Saturday, 15th February 2014 in Rome, Italy. From the 14th to the 15th of February, Presidential Council members and guests took the floor and presented the situation of the workers in their countries, continents and sectors and contributed their inputs to the common objective for the strengthening of the class-oriented trade union movement internationally.
“The hosting of the Presidential Council of the WFTU in Rome, in Italy, in Europe by the USB Italy a young but dynamic, class-oriented and active Confederation, an affiliate of the WFTU, gives us great optimism.” said the WFTU General Secretary, George Mavrikos in his introductory speech noting the importance of holding such a high-level meeting in European soil.
The Presidential Council unanimously approved the main Documents presented by the Secretariat, namely the Report of Action for the previous year, the Action Plan for the next year and the affiliation requests.
Further the Presidential Council discussed, recommended and concluded to resolutions of solidarity with the people of Syria, Central African Republic, Venezuela, DPRK, Columbia, Western Sahara and in support with the struggle of NUBE Malaysia, against the Chevron policy in Equador, for the release of all Cuban 5 and the 10 cadres of USB Italy who are imprisoned unlawfully.
The Presidential Council meeting concluded to a rich and ambitious Action Plan for the next year which reflects the growth and the strengthening of the WFTU in all sectors and continents.
According to the WFTU General Secretary’s introduction:
“All the activities, all the initiatives should aim to the same objectives: to strengthen the class-oriented perception, the militant spirit in each country and sector; to open new highways for the strengthening of the Trade Union Organizations and their subscription of new members and the improvement of their functioning. For the reconstruction of the trade union movement; to build the alliance between the Working Class and the peasants, the self-employed who seek a fair society, without exploitation of human-by-human.”