Participants in the 32nd Congress
of the Greek General Confederation of Labour
Athenes, 17 March 2004
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On behalf of its member organizations in the Commonwealth of Independent States,
the General Confederation of Trade Unions, GCTU, extends its warm fraternal greetings
to participants in the 32nd Congress of the Greek General Confederation of Labour, GSEE.
Its traditions, alongside its consistent and effective struggle to protect workers’ rights and
interests have won the GSEE well-deserved respect and high prestige, both in Greece and
the outside world, including the CIS countries.
This Congress of yours is held against the background of the forthcoming expansion of the
European Union, a new political situation in Greece and the economic contradictions caused
by the growing neo-liberal tendencies in a globalising world. We are confident your Congress
will adopt the adequate decisions that will help the GSEE efficiently protect workers’ political
and socio-economic rights, rally its ranks, enhance its stand in society, and contribute
constructively towards unity of action by the international trade union movement.
May we assure you, dear Friends, of our invariable desire to further develop the traditional
fraternal links between CIS trade unions and the GSEE.
We wish you a successful congress.
General Confederation of Trade Unions
Moscow, 17 March 2004