Arab Federation of Petroleum, Miners, Metal, Chemical and Allied Industries Workers

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6 Jan 1961, as Arab Federation of Petroleum Workers (AFPW) -- Fédération arabe des ouvriers du pétrole. Present name adopted Jan 1969, when federation expanded to include mining and chemical industries' trade unions. Previously referred to as Arab Federation of Petroleum, Mines and Chemical Workers (AFPMCW) -- Fédération arabe des ouvriers du pétrole, mines et industries chimiques.


Establish proper industrial relations policies and procedure based on research and statistics for the guidance of affiliated unions; exchange union experience, stimulate fraternal cooperation between affiliates and organize courses and seminars to affirm the leading rôle of the trade unions in their respective countries, the full realization of their power of negotiation and their proper functioning at all levels; unite Arab trade unions in the oil, mining and chemical industries in defence of their economic, social and professional interests; strive for the establishment of trade unions in countries where workers in these industries do not have a such an organization; lay down and carry out policies whereby Arab countries and workers have a fair share in their oil and mineral wealth; represent Arab workers in the oil, mining and chemicals industries in Arab and international agencies, organizations and conferences whose functions affect the social and economic conditions of workers, and participate fully in their activities; stimulate mutual exchange of information, delegations and publications with workers' organizations at national, regional and international levels; work for unity of all workers in the interest of social progress, trade union rights and peace based on justice.


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Conference (every 2 years) elects Executive Council (meeting every 6 months) for 2-year term. General Secretariat, headed by General Secretary.


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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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