WFTU


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WFTU

abbreviation for
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) World Federation of Trade Unions
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WFTU

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The contest prompted the colonial authorities to implement policies that sought to circumscribe the influence of the pro-communist WFTU and the Malayan Communist Party on Malaya's workers.
Soviet delegates not only initially sought to accommodate Western foreign policy goals but were happy to use the WFTU to damp down any suggestion that globally organised labour might strike out in its own name.
He asserted that the WFTU participation in the conference aims at expressing solidarity with the Syrian people and workers who have been targeted by the imperialism and its terrorism for about five years.
WFTU, which says it represents 80 million members in 130 countries, demanded that the Israeli forces withdraw from the Palestinian territories, demolish the annexation wall, allow Palestinian refugees to return to their homes, lift the blockade off Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and immediately release political prisoners held in the Israeli jails.
183) When the WFTU dissolved, the Communists were quick to attack their opponents by cha rging them with "anti-communism," but non-Communists had experienced the "anti-socialism" of the Communists "who routinely berated and undermined the work of democratic socialists.
According to Denis MacShane, the answer that has been accepted by most "orthodox" as well as "revisionist" labor historians, namely that the split in the WFTU was a consequence of the Cold War does not suffice.
The WFTU also called for the demolition of the separation wall in Jerusalem, although no mention was made of the rest of the wall's length.
WFTU general secretary, George Mavrikos, said in a letter addressed to the secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, that the union, which represents more than 120 million workers in 85 countries around the world, believes that the Palestinians have the right to an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Silverman does a first-class job of situating the origin of the WFTU in a period when American and British workers had an overwhelming sense that they could finally bring an end to the wars in which fellow workers died while businesses and politicians profited.
Internationally, the BTU was affiliated with the WFTU.
ETUC officials have traditionally considered WFTU affiliation incompatible with membership in the ETUC (European Trade Union Institute 1987:7).