International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

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International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

A former association of trade unions in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa. It formed in 1949 as a number of unions (including the AFL-CIO in the United States) objected to the increasingly communist leanings of the World Federation of Trade Unions. Its membership increased to over 100 million following the end of the Cold War. In 2006, it merged with the World Confederation of Labor to form the International Trade Union Confederation.
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The ICFTU had a membership of 147 million members in 225 affiliated organizations in 148 countries when it merged with the World Confederation of Labour to form the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in 2006.
ICFTU, China People's Republic of: Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights, supra note 157.
On December 10, to mark the International Day of Human Rights, the ICFTU is once again calling on him to put an end to the killings and to the ostensible impunity of the killers.
The proposal from ICFTU was ultimately denied when ICANN made the controversial decision that the international unions making the application "were not democratic.
He said the ICFTU also aims to promote the Myanmar issue to university students and nongovernment organizations.
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), International Trade Unions Turn up the Heat for Global Asbestos Ban, press release, ICFTU OnLine, [less than]www.
The standards most often mentioned in this regard--and explicitly demanded by the ICFTU, World Confederation of Labor (WCL) and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)(39)--are the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining (covered by Conventions No.
ICFTU (1971), "Inflation and employment: ICFTU world economic conference", International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Geneva, 24-26 June 1971, Brussels, September.
For the AFL-CIO, involvement with the ICFTU marked a radical departure from past practices.
China's entry into WTO had also quite an impact on employment (Holbig & Ash 2002, Szell 2004, An 2005, Chang WTO, undated, ICFTU 2006).
This weakness notwithstanding, the ICFTU sought to take its social partnership approach to the global social justice movement, which, due to the latter's widespread ignorance regarding labour, proved unwilling to be an ally.
1) Backing and working with the ICFTU, Washington acted thereafter to advance the cause of 'free labour' across the globe.