Kerala State CGPA Conference held at Tirur discussed the annual report presented by the General Secretary and accounts presented by the treasurer and approved the same. Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron NCCPA and Member Technical Committee, Trade Union International (Pensioners and Retirees), affiliated to WFTU and M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of CG Employees and Workers addressed the session and guided the debate. Office-bearers with Justice(Retd).Smt. D.Sreedevi as President and Com.T.I. Sudhakaran as General Secretary was unanimously elected. The Conference thanked the reception Committee for all the arrangements made for the conference.
Meeting of Telecommunications’ Trade Unions from Europe On Saturday, March 14, took place at the Headquarters of PAME in Athens a meeting of trade union organisations from Telecommunications to discuss the coordination of the workers in the sector against the multinationals.
In the meeting which was hosted by PAME participated the trade union organisations USB from Italy,PEO from Cyprus and CoBas from Spain. The organisations agreed that it is necessary for the fighting trade unions of Europe to coordinate their action in a sector that is dominated by the monopolies, with hundreds of thousands of workers, who are, in majority, working as modern slaves, especially in the huge call centers. At the same time the delegations highlighted issues such as privatizations, the destructive role of the employers’ trade unionism and the persecutions against militant workers.
The organisations agreed in a series of initiatives, with main goal the need to organise a big meeting of the fighting trade unions in telecommunications, IT and call centers, which can be a step for common action. The delegations also talked about the need to open the discussion within the workers and the trade unions for Telecommunications that will not belong to business groups, but they will be property of the people and will guarantee cheap and quality access to the commodity of communication to all people, while at the same time will provide full-time, steady jobs, with full rights to the workers
The WFTU has issued the following Statement expressing solidarity to the struggling Palestinian People.
IMPERIALISM, ISRAEL, PALESTINE
The World Federation of Trade Unions true to its internationalist solidarity to the Palestinian people which is being expressed with moral and practical means in a day to day basis denounces the murderous policy of the Israeli Government, the attacks, the kidnappings and the expansion of the settlements in the Palestinian territories.
There is no law or argument that can make these bloody attacks acceptable.
The blood of the innocent and the injustice over the Palestinian people is not only in the hands of the Zionist Israel but also those who support it like the USA and the European Union and those who do not do anything to put an end in their torment.
We express our solidarity, support and brotherhood to the WFTU affiliate the GUPW, to the Palestinian workers and the Palestinian people for a free, independent and sovereign Palestine.