Source Pravda.Ru

President Putin Meets Trade Unions Leader Shmakov In Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met Mikhail Shmakov, the leader of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions, according to presidential spokesman Alexei Gromov. The head of state also had a conversation with the forum's delegates during the pause. Altogether 827 delegates representing 43 branch trade-unions, 78 regional trade-unions, along with 800 guests are taking part in the congress. Putin addressed the congress, saying that he hoped a new Labour Code would be adopted till the end of the year, and that trade unions and government authorities will develop their interaction, and also called on the trade unions to "take an active part in the revival of the professional education system".

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases