Syria 

WFTU solidarity message with the People of Syria

World Federation of Trade Unions The World Federation of Trade Unions, the oldest and only class-oriented international trade union organization that represent 105 million workers in 130 countries of the 5 continents, strongly condemns the new imperialist attack against the country and the people of the Syrian Arab Republic by the United States of America. The new airstrike, which took place yesterday and constitutes the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration, resulted in several fatalities and multiple destroyed facilities in the land of the suffering Syrian people. We…

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Israel Syria 

Golan Height’s Arab-Druze Protest 39 Years since Israel’s Annexation

Communist Party of Israel Arab-Druze citizens of Syria residing in the occupied Golan Heights commemorated on Sunday, February 14, the 39th anniversary of their general strike to protest the illegal occupation and unilateral annexation of that territory by Israel.  In Sunday’s demonstrations, hundreds took part in marches and rallies, carrying Syrian national flags, in the Arab-Druze town of Majdal Shams. Israel occupied the Golan Heights during the June 1967 and  annexed the territory on December 14, 1981, imposing its laws on the 1,800 square kilometer area comprised of a plateau and…

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Condolences Letter to GFTU Syria

Dear brother Jamal Kadri President of GFTU Syria Vice-President of WFTU The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its 105 million members in 132 countries all over the world, expresses its most sincere condolences for the loss of Comrade Ezz Aldein Nasser who passed away yesterday.

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Press release on humanitarian aid to Syria

On July 4, representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that the operation to deliver 85 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies from Damascus to Al Hasakah was completed successfully. Previously this shipment was transported from Erbil to Damascus aboard a Russian air carrier. The WHO representatives note that this is the largest shipment of medical aid from the interior of Syria to the Trans-Euphrates region across contact lines and is especially important for helping the healthcare system counter the spread of the coronavirus infection.

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Statement of Syrian General Federation of Trade Unions on May 1st. 2020

Dear workers .. We are honored, first of all, to address every worker and worker in our redeemed country with the most sincere greetings on our International Labor Day, which is devoted to a world day and Labor Day celebrated annually, as we recall with respect and appreciation the martyrs of the first labor uprising known to mankind in Chicago and all the martyrs who fell later In the fields of the struggle against brutal imperialism, capitalist exploitation, human slavery and terrorism, and for a world of peace, and equality,…

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End foreign aggression against Syria! Extend solidarity, defend sovereignty and peace!

For nine years the Syrian Arab Republic has been facing brutal foreign aggression. As in Libya, shortly before, the main Western powers and their regional allies, hiding behind terrorist groups (who they arm, train and fund), imposed an aggression and destruction on the country, aiming to overthrow its government and change Syria’s political-constitutional regime, control its natural resources and remove one of the main obstacles to total control of the region.

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27th GFTU General Conference starts activities

Under the patronage of President Bashar al-Assad, the 27th General Conference of the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) on Thursday started activities at al-Faihaa Sport Hall in Damascus with the participation of Arab and foreign delegations. In an opening speech, Representative of President al-Assad, Assistant Regional Secretary General of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party Hilal al-Hilal, expressed President al-Assad’s care for the workers’ sector, asserting the need to encourage them to develop this sector and enhance its role in the construction and development of the homeland.

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The WFTU President addressed the 27th Congress of GFTU-Syria

The 27th Congress of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Syria is underway in Damascus. The WFTU is participating with a high lever delegation headed by the WFTU President Mzwandile Michael Makwayiba and Anda Anastasaki General Coordinator of WFTU Headoffice. The WFTU President, Mzwandile Michael Makwayiba addressed the Congress and underlined the long lasting solidarity bonds between WFTU, the Syrian people and GFTU.

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No to war with Syria

The developments in Syria within the last few days have rapidly driven our country to the brink of war. And inevitably, our soldiers have begun to lose their lives. As the jihadist gangs, which have been located in the Syrian province of Idlib, have increased their activities, the Syrian army advanced in this province. As a result of this advance, the AKP government in Turkey felt the need to be more active in the region. With the Astana and Sochi agreements, the Turkish government had vowed to bring an end…

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Syrian Druze Hold Strike against Greenwashing of Golan Occupation

A general strike was held in the Golan Heights on Sunday, February 2, after the Israeli government approved plans on Thursday, January 30, for a commercial wind farm that would see at least 25 wind turbines built in the occupied Syrian territory. According to the Communist daily newspaper, Al-Ittihad, the government’s decision came less than a week after thousands of Golan Heights residents protested the project in Majdal Shams, marching with both red and Syrian flags.

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