The Second joint initiative of ICATU and WFTU was held last September 29-30 in Damascus with great success. The international seminar was celebrated on the subject: “Current Challenges for the World Working Class and its Trade Union movement and the ways to confront it”. Many delegates from trade unions from all Arab countries were present, as well as representatives from trade unions from other parts of the World such as ACFTU China.
The keynote speeches were based on four different subjects related to the main topic of the seminar:
-The challenges of unemployment and its impact on young workers and women workers.
-Impediments of economic and social development and their impact on workers.
-The negative effects of hegemony, blockades, invasions and civil wars.
-Strengthen the capacity of trade unions and workers to confront all challenges.
After the discussions and deliberations, a final resolution was adopted, that will strengthen the role and the action of trade unions in the area.