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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International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, International Federation of Chemical, Energy, and General Workers' Union
The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the International Labor Organization (ILO) both pledged a campaign against his government if the dissolution was approved.
Participants include the International Metalworkers Federation, the International Council of Nurses, and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.
Bill Jordan, General Secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), representing 125 million trade unionists in 137 countries, called for morality in business leadership to meet the social challenges posed by economic globalization.
Murders, beatings, 'disappearances' and intimidation are carried out with virtual impunity," he added, noting a recent survey by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) which branded Colombia "the most dangerous place on earth for trade union activity.
Agrees Janet Kuczkiewicz, director of trade union tights at the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), "The prevailing climate of violence against trade union leaders, activists and members has given rise to an atmosphere of anxiety amongst workers, who are often intimidated or threatened during collective bargaining or strikes.
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