On Sunday, December 6 started in Ramallah, Palestine with great international participation the International Conference of Solidarity with the people of Palestine organized by WFTU and General Union of Palestinian Workers.
International delegations from France, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Russia, Italy, Turkey met with the trade unionists of Palestine to express the long lasting solidarity of the international class trade union movement and WFTU with the just struggle of the people of Palestine. The General Secretary of WFTU, comrade George Mavrikos, in his speech highlighted the active solidarity of WFTU to the cause of the Palestinian people. “Solidarity not in words, but with action, based on the anti imperialist character and principles of WFTU” he highlighted.
The evening before the conference, the delegates of WFTU attended and addressed the funeral of the 27 year old Palestinian martyr Abdel Rahman Bargouti, who was killed the day before by Israeli forces.
In the end of the day the WFTU delegation visited the Yasser Arafat’s Memorial.
GUPW, founding member of WFTU will also hold an event to honor the 70 Year Anniversary of the WFTU.