PAME with sadness bids farewell to brother Mohammad Shaban Azouz, historic leader of the GFTU Syria and former President of the World Federation of Trade Unions.
Shaban Azouz played an important role in the activities of the World Federation of Trade Unions during the difficult years of the 1990s and early 2000s. He was an important figure for the trade union movement in the Arab countries and the ICATU, and as President of the GFTU Syria he developed important relations of friendship and cooperation with the class trade unions of Greece and PAME.
Steadfast in the struggle against imperialism and oppression, he left an important legacy to the world labour movement for the friendship and brotherhood of peoples.
PAME expresses its deepest condolences to his family and friends, the GFTU Syria and the World Federation of Trade Unions.