06/19/2013

Union Leader Rudy De Leeuw to participate in the LGBT Human Rights Conference

Rudy De Leeuw_0001.jpgDit persbericht in het Nederlands
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ANTWERP, June 17th, 2013 – Mr Bart Abeel, chairman of worldOutgames III, is pleased to announce that Mr Rudy De Leeuw, president of the FGTB-ABVV trade union of Belgium will be a speaker at the LGBT human rights conference in Antwerp on Friday, August 2nd, 2013.

"The commitment of our union towards recognising equality at all levels of society for LGBT people is not something recent," said Mr De Leeuw. "We demand activity wherever LGBT people are concerned and primarily as regards social and work rights. I will be delighted to participate in the Antwerp Conference, as it is an important event for improving human rights," he concluded.

The Belgian FGTB-ABVV union has not hesitated to use all its labour union networks, not only in Belgium but also in Europe and the rest of the world, in order to get a large number of union representatives registered as participants at the Antwerp Conference. A special panel will also be a platform for union representatives to propose new initiatives for LGBT rights at work.

The conference, under the co-presidency of Ms Tamara Adrian Hernandez (Venezuela) and Mr Jean-Yves Duthel (Canada) willtake place from July 31st to August 2ndin theRadisson BluHotel in Antwerp. More than 300 participants are expected.

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