Participants in the 24th Congress
of the Pancyprian Federation of Labour
Moscow, March 2004
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On behalf of its member organisations in the Commonwealth of Independent
States, the General Confederation of Trade Unions, GCTU, extends its fraternal
greetings to participants in the 24th Congress of the Pancyprian Federation of
Throughout its long and proud history, PEO has been demonstrating a vivid
example of a persistent and successful struggle for the interests of Cyprus'
workers and better living and working conditions. The active and consistent
policy of your Federation aimed at securing united action by Cyprian workers
and trade unions in the name of national consolidation has won PEO well-
deserved respect and high prestige, both nationally and internationally.
This Congress of yours convenes on the eve of Cyprus' accession to the
European Union. We are confident its results will help efficient protection of
workers' socio-economic rights in the novel situation resulting from your
country's direct participation in the European integration process, facilitate the
solution of problems facing trade unions in a globalising world, enhance PEO's
position in the world trade union community, and promote the unity of the
international trade union movement.
We reiterate our firm solidarity with the struggle waged by trade unions and
all progressive forces of your country for the reunification of the two ethnic
communities in a single and integral state, the Republic of Cyprus.
May we assure you, dear Brothers and Sisters, that the GCTU and its
affiliates will do their utmost to further develop their fraternal cooperation with
the Pancyprian Federation of Labour in the interests of workers in our states,
for the cause of peace and social progress.
We wish you a successful congress.
General Confederation of Trade Unions