Representatives of the 6,600,000 members of the International Federation of Transport Workers met in Athens today to discuss problems common to them all over the world, Delegations from Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, U.
G.V. Conference in progress around table.
Shot Flags of various nations participating.
S.C.U. Mr. Frank Cousins of Great Britain and Mr. A.E. Lyon at table.
S.V. Dr. Hans Jahn, President of the Executive Committee of the I.T.F.
S.V. Minister of Labour-Kapodistrias-declaring conference open.
S.V. Delegates seated at table.
S.V. The Secretary General of the General Confederation of Greek Labour-Photis Macris-speaking.
C.U. The Indian representative Mr. I.D. Randeri at Conference table-applauding.
S.C.U. Dr. Jahn, the West German representative, President of the Executive Committee of the ITF speaking.
S.V. The Labour Minister Kapodistrias applauding with others.
S.C.U. The Belgian representative Mr. Omer Becu, Secretary General of the ITF-talking.
S.V. Delegates applauding.
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Background: Representatives of the 6,600,000 members of the International Federation of Transport Workers met in Athens today to discuss problems common to them all over the world, Delegations from Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, U.S.A., Indian, Brazil and several other countries were present.
Apart from airing their views on such matters as an eight hour day for railway employees and suggesting remedies for existing anomalies in conditions of work, much time will be devoted to preparing items to be discussed at the World Congress of Transport Workers, to be held in Amsterdam this year.
At the inaugural meeting of the Conference this morning was the Greek Minister of Labour, Mr. Kapodistrias, who opened it and welcomed the delegates to his country, hoping that their discussions would be fruitful.
The discussions at the Conference will most probably reflect the future policy of the various transport labour unions, affiliated to the Federation, in their dealings with their employers, as will other proposals submitted to the World Congress later this year.