By Editor in Chief: Ali Kassem
عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.
No one denies that the labor forum hosted by Damascus is an event that goes beyond the specificity of the class or the components it represents, whether in terms of broad participation or timing, up to the slogan raised by the forum, since the working class is the most concerned and affected by the economic sanctions, through a true understanding of the dimensions of the message that the Forum shows.
Solidarity with Syrian workers and the people is a good title for political argument, and it has the presumption of the role that can be understood in the context of the labor relationship, which was a model in solidarity and effectiveness, despite what has afflicted the labor movement at the global level as well as regional and Arab one. It has maintained at a minimum its role in dealing with the global crises, particularly those predominantly political ones.
Added to that much of what is described in today's world as seemingly timid attempts to regain this role, and to understand the rationales and dangers facing the working class and trade union organization, which can be relied upon as a political perception, can provide a start of labor vigilance, which can provide additions it needs in order to fulfill its role and preserve its past with its past and subsequent gains threatened by the cleaver of the Western hegemony and the concept of the unfair sanctions.
We are not concerned in reviewing the dilemmas faced by trade union bodies in the light of the diminishing role and the decline in effectiveness. However, we are concerned with the revival of the space occupied by trade union bodies at the regional and global level, which its importance seems to be double in light of its ability to be free from political burdens and derivatives. Also, we are concerned with the missions assigned to them in the light of the increased monopolies and the brutality of the Western capital besides the imposed qualitative additions in the political and economic power.
The trade union forum in Damascus is an opportunity, and perhaps the most important one, in the context of the required approach through the available information and details that were absent, or wanted to be absent, which provide the symbolism of the participation with political dimensions that cannot be ignored or jump over it. Some speeches had a lot of what was wanted to be heard and discussed, and to understand what was missing.
Damascus, which has opened its arms, files and papers at the meeting table, providing the Arab and international trade union bodies with the needed details. Damascus finds the most valuable opportunity in the individual and common meetings besides the direct presence in Syria to form a workers and trade union awareness emulating the threshold of ambition, and shares the legitimate optimism. We are awaiting signs of practical steps, to restore the glow to the trade union and labor. Thus, its faded image that has printed some of his lean years, dissipates to reach what is more than a message, and more comprehensive than an explanation, and deeper than a position.
Translated by Amal Suleiman Ma'rouf
More than a message
By Editor in Chief: Ali Kassem