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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Writing to the ICFTU secretary-general in 1953, he observed that the MRA's ideology "rouses an immediate response from our workers" since it "fits directly into their Buddhist background" and that it provided a "uniting ideology" on which a "classless society based on absolute moral standards" could be established (MRR Box 248, ICFTU 1953-57, Sang to J.H.
(The ICFTU complained about the killing in a letter to the ILO dated May 11, 2004.) In November 2003, six members of FTUWKC, including Sovannareth, had filed a complaint with the management of the Trinunggal Komara garment factory and with the police at Russei Keo District in Phnom Penh, complaining about the Cambodian Union Federation (CUF).
(54) Further, the leaders of the two union organisations urged the ICFTU and its hundreds of affiliates to join the Australasian-led protest activity.
Equally, the ICFTU (International Confederation of Free Trade Unions) has campaigned for international codes of conduct for labour to be created (ICFTU, 2003).
See Review of SUA Convention and Protocol: Submitted by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), IMO Doc.
In December 2004, Burrow became the first woman elected president of the world union body, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).
Representing New Zealand at the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions' (ICFTU) Asia Pacific regional meeting was NZNO organiser Huia Welton.
2002 Social Dimensions of Globalisation: ICFTU submission to first meeting of ILO World Commission on Globalisation (version on-line en www.union-network.org)
Some China observers have expressed skepticism and concluded from the similar practices that preceded the new Provisions that "it is primarily the continued integration of the trade union into management at the workplace that prevents collective consultation from providing an adequate framework for the regulation of labour relations." (165) The ICFTU is likewise critical, saying that earlier experiments show the "contracts [were] or are drawn up by employers and simply reflect minimum legal requirements or the continuation of past practice [and] [t]here is very little actual bargaining." (166)
* meetings on APEC and supporting ICFTU calls for a union forum, participation of trade union representatives in APEC committees, working groups and ministerial meetings, establishment of regular contacts between the APLN and the APEC secretariat and inclusion of trade union representatives in the national consultative committees established by APEC members and in national delegations to APEC meetings (2)
Initially, they worked through ORIT--the Latin American regional organization of the anticommunist International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)--and helped to overthrow the government of Guatemala in 1954.
(172) See INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS (ICFTU)