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Maghreb Trade Unions Hold Congress in Tunis

ArabicNews.com, 3 July 2001

The Arab Maghreb labor union opened in Tunis on Monday its congress under the theme trade union activities, training, top priorities.

Participants, representing labor unions from Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia, are looking into a set of issues, including the Arab Maghreb labor union statute and relations between the trade union and the Arab Maghreb Union.

The congress underscored the importance of cementing labor ranks in the five countries as a way to consolidate gains and consolidate trade unions activities, Maghreban partnership and coordination of stances on regional and international issues. They also said labor unions play an important part in the UMA construction process.

In addition to UMA member countries, delegates from the International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions, the International Union Of Arab Trade Unions and workers and the African Trade Union Organization are taking part in the congress to wind up on Wednesday.