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WFTUWorld Federation of Trade Unions
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THE WORLD FEDERATION of Trade Unions (WFTU), the global union organization formed in 1945 in an ambitious attempt to continue in peacetime the alliance that had developed in World War II between the labour movements of Britain, the USA, and the Soviet Union, split apart in 1949 under the pressure of big power politics.
The dream of the 1940s was tied to the WFTU. Half a century later, we face a new "internationalism" in which organized labour is having difficulty gaining any voice at all.
He pointed out to the importance of coordination between the WFTU and Syria's General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) in order to support Syria.
PEO boss Pambis Kyritsis said at the press conference to announce the event, that the WFTU set September 1 as the International Day of Trade Union for Peace in the memory of "the millions of victims of Nazism and fascism".
At the same time, members of the ad-hoc Pan African Federation (PAF) in Great Britain, consisting of Padmore's International African Service Bureau (IASB), the Negro Association (NA), the Negro Welfare Association (NWA), the West African Student Union (WASU) and delegates from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), would galvanize support from Blacks in Africa and Europe for the Congress.
ATHENS, September 24, 2011 (WAFA) - A delegation from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) Friday handed the Israeli embassy in Athens a letter that supports the recognition of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, according to a press release.
The WFTU meeting - following the last world congress in Cuba five years ago - is being attended by delegates from more than 100 countries, organizers said.
KATHMANDU, May 2 -- Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Sunday met George Mavrikos, general secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), at his official residence in Baluwatar.
This is equally true for political organizations from the First to the Fourth International as for union federations who took part in the congresses of the Second International and later developed their own umbrella organizations from the post Word War I International Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) to today's International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU).
Thereafter, the PPP became a disciplined adherent of doctrinaire Marxism and continued its participation on committees of the Communist International ranging from the World Peace Council to the World Federation of Free Trade Unions (WFTU) and acquired easy access to resources from the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet union).
Created in 1945 by unions from countries such as the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) had originally aspired to unite and advance the international labour movement's cause.
Neary claimed that the Soviet Union, through one of its main front organisations, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), had successfully infiltrated the New Zealand trade union movement and changed its direction.