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WFTU denounces the summoning of the President of the Sudan Federation of Trade Unions
The World Federation of Trade Unions denounces the summoning by the Judiciary of the President of the Sudan Federation's of Trade Unions, Youssef Abdel Karim, and the demand to surrender the Union and all its assets.
The Federation said in a statement issued today that the Sudanese authorities were still practicing restrictions on the rights of trade unions and freedom of assembly, after the dissolution of the General Federation of Trade Unions and General Trade Unions and the Employers' Union based on the law to dismantle the previous regime. The statement noted Article (7) of the law that was used to dissolve the Unions and that represents a violation of the Arab as well as international conventions, more specifically Article IV of the International Labor Agreement of 1948 which is concerned with the right of trade unions and their right to associate.