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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It is a long overdue history of the birth of the two international labour centres, which shared the second half of the last Century, the recently-disbanded world Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU, the "winner" and current home of the international labour movement).
The Brussels-based International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) said in a statement issued Tuesday that China's "record of violations of its workers' most basic human rights is already causing grave problems for its trading partners.
ORIT (the Inter-American Regional Workers Organization), an organization of unions affiliated to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), has stressed the importance of establishing cross-border agreements among unions negotiating with the same transnational firms in different countries.
In this repressive atmosphere, two distinct streams of trade union activism evolved: the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, a mouthpiece for Beijing begun in the thirties as a front group for Mao's Communist Party, today part of the official All-China Federation of Trade Unions; and an alliance of several dozen genuinely independent unions representing teachers, civil servants and the telecommunications industry, these last all members of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.
Greene will represent the 13 million AFL-CIO-affiliated union members at the 13th International Confederation of Free Trade Unions African Regional Organisation (ICFTU-AFRO) Congress to be held May 21 - 25 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Meanwhile, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) said on February 3 that it had "strong reservations" about President Uribe's visit to the European Parliament.
At this conference last year, I made the point that right-wing unions within the Asian and Pacific Regional Organization (APRO) of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), particularly Rengo, are demanding that the ACFTU be permitted to join the ICFTU.
The tariff cuts in China's car sector =alone are expected to result in 10 million Chinese workers losing their =jobs, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions said in a =statement.
Affiliates of the international Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and international sectoral groups (trade secretariats) have created an Asia-Pacific Labour Network.
The global labour union body - the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) - has already welcomed the finding, saying it would help fuel moves for a world-wide ban on the use of asbestos and any trade in products containing it.
That is the central conclusion of a report issued by the Brussels-based International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) in July.
The resolution called upon the CLC to propose that the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) organize worldwide international solidarity actions on May 1, 2000.
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