ASIA-PACIFIC labour network meeting with Mr. Vladimir Putin, Moscow, 3 September 2012

Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary and John Evans, General, Secretary of TUAC, participated in the high-level meeting organised by ITUC/APLN with President Vladimir Putin which took place in Moscow on 3 September, 2012, and was attended by a selected group of union leaders from the APEC region.

The purpose was to hold discussions between trade unions from APEC countries and convey the unions messages to the host President of APEC, Mr Vladimir Putin. The unions need the President’s support on their positions and to take their messages to the Economic Leaders’ Meeting which is to be held on 8-9 September 2012, in Vladivostok, Russia.
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