Final Statement of the GFTU Conference calls for more efforts to break the economic siege imposed on the Syrians

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The 27th Conference of the General Federation of Trade Unions wrapped up its 4-day activities on Sunday.

Arab and foreign delegations took part in this event.

Participants in the conference issued a final statement that called for continuous work in order to break the unfair economic siege and the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people.

It also called for accelerating the implementation of the country’s administrative reform project, improving workers’ conditions and launching the development process at a high pace.

The statement reiterated Syria’s workers’ limitless support for the workers of Palestine in the face of the so-called “Deal of the Century”.

In their statement, the participants called for wide campaign to restore the occupied Syrian Golan and force the Israeli occupation authorities to abide by international legitimacy resolutions on Arab-Israeli conflict.

 They reiterated the need to support and reform the public sector and remove all the obstacles that impede their role .

The participants also asserted that some laws must be amended to cope with the new situation and urged expanding cooperation between Syria's workers and unionist body and the Arab and international trade unions to preserve workers interests.

Hamda Mustafa