The fifth conference of the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions began yesterday (Friday) in Cairo.
SV Flags outside building
CU Sign: "5th I.C.AT.U. Conference"
SV Sayed Marei greeting delegates
SV Delegates taking seats
SV Mahmoud Fawzy enters hall, delegates, applaud (2 shots)
CU Fawzy El Sayyed speaking
SV Delegates listening
CU Mahmoud Fawzy speaking, delegates listen
The conference building, the General Secretariat of the Arab Socialist Union; the First Secretary of the A.S.U. Sayed Marei, greeting the delegates; Dr. Fawzy applauded as he enters the hall; the Secretary General of the Confederation, Dr. Fawzy El Sayyed, and Vice-President Mahmoud Fawzy speaking.
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Background: The fifth conference of the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions began yesterday (Friday) in Cairo. It was opened by the Egyptian Vice-President, Dr. Mahmoud Fawzy, speaking on behalf of President Sadat.
Dr. Fawzy spoke of the serious problems facing Arab trade unionists, and particularly of the need to show solidarity with the Palestinian Arab workers.
Delegates from fifty international labour organisations, including thirteen Arab organisations, are attending the conference, which will go on until the middle of next week. The delegates will be visiting a number of factories in and around Cairo, as well as the popular tourist sights.