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    The first All African Trade Union Conference opened in Casablanca, May 25, in the presence of King Hassan II of Morocco.

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    The first All African Trade Union Conference opened in Casablanca, May 25, in the presence of King Hassan II of Morocco.

    Delegates representing 45 trade organisations in 38 African states were warmly welcomed by cheering crowds. National and international organisations were invited to send observers. Guests at the conference included trade unionists from East Germany, Poland and Yugoslavia.

    King Hassan gave the inaugural address. Other speakers were Mahjoub Ben Seddik, the chairman of the conference, and Diallo Seydou, Ambassador of Guinea in Cairo.

    Main points on the agenda for the five-day meeting are the evolution of African trade unionism and the "role of the working class in the fight against colonialism, with the aims of independence, democracy and unity". The Algerian war, racial discrimination and atomic tests in the Sahara are among the subjects for a "joint programme of action".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7JU32WU8SCI75DK3Z40AECSQH
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JU32WU8SCI75DK3Z40AECSQH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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