The Presidential Council of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) began its sixth congress in Johannesburg on Feb. 9 with nearly 100 delegates and guests from five continents taking part.

The President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, Dang Ngoc Tung, is attending the congress, which will close on Feb. 12.

Sdumo Dlamini, President of the South African Trade Union Congress, delivered the ceremony’s opening speech.

The WFTU’s Presidential Council will review the organisation’s operations since the WFTU held its 16 th general congress last April and consider plans for various trade union movements in 2012 and beyond./.