IFJ Working with Global Union Federations on Strategies for Middle East and North Africa

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is currently taking part in a regional coordination meeting in Amman, Jordan, involving a number of Global Union Federations (GUFs) working in the Middle East and North Africa. Organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the aim of the meeting is to share information and working programmes between GUFs in the region and explore areas where closer coordination or cooperation can take place. The FES is presenting its national and regional programmes and seeking input and advise from GUFs for its future programmes in the region. The meeting is also discussing other union related issues including workers and migrant workers, the ‘unionising’ Golf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and developments in the national trade union movements in Jordan and Egypt. In addition to IFJ, other GUF’s involved in the meeting are: BWI, ITF, PSI, UNI, IndustriAll and IUF. Also present in the meeting are ITUC and FES country reps from most Middle East and North Africa countries. The meeting finishes tomorrow.  For more information, please contact IFJ on + 32 2 235 22 17 The IFJ represents more than 600.000 journalists in 134 countries