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Convening of a very ordinary fifth session of the Arab Confederation of Farmers, Agro-industrial Workers and Fishermen


The General Confederation of Lebanese Workers organized the fifth regular session for the Arab Confederation of Farmers, Agro-industrial Workers and Fishermen.  The event was held last week at the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers headquarters and was presided by the general secretary of the confereration, Salah Ibrahim, with the participation of Mohammed Salem, the head of the central council, Ibrahim Abido from the confederation of farmers’ union in Syria, and the president of the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers, Ghassan Ghosn.
The head of the tobacco farmers syndicate in the south, Hasan Fakih, gave a helicopter view of the current situation in Arab countries especially in terms of the poor management of water and agricultural resources as well as the neglects of overall development, fighting poverty and support to agro industry.  He reiterated the importance of confessional divisions and highlighted the need to engage in dialogue and the important role played by trade unions in pressuring government to change their course of action as well as their positions.
Ghosn talked for his part about the key role played by General Confederation of Lebanese Workers in strengthening the role of trade unions in the region and worldwide through the alliance between International Confederation, Organization of African Trade Union Unity, and the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions. He called on popular organizations, namely trade unions, to maintain their unity and continue doing pioneering work in defending workers and the nation.
Source: Al-Diyar 10 February 2014

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