The General Trade Union for Petroleum Workers (GTUPW), headed by Chairman of the Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF) Mohamed Gibran has signed a cooperation protocol with the Petroleum, Chemical and Rubber Workers Union of Turkey (Petrol-İş), headed by Suleyman Akyuz.
The protocol is set to enhance cooperation and exchange of knowledge between the two unions in Egypt and Turkey.
Moreover, the protocol aims to strengthen solidarity between the two unions in Egypt and Turkey, in addition to exchanging knowledge about the characteristics of the petroleum industry and exchanging knowledge about labor laws and trade union laws in both countries.
The protocol further aims at identifying the strategies developed by each union in order to increase the strength of union representation, and presenting each union’s ways of organizing workers in the workplace and organizing at the local, regional and national levels.
Gibran stated that the goal of the protocol is to emphasize the importance of historical relations between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples, the importance of union relations, and the exchange of experiences in union work.