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ITUC
Image:ITUC logo.png
International Trade Union Confederation
Founded 1 November 2006
Members 166 million in 156 countries (2006)
Country International
Key people Sharan Burrow, President
Michael Sommer, Vice Presient
Guy Ryder, General Secretary
Website www.ituc-csi.org

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the world's largest trade union federation. It was formed on 1 November 2006 out of the merger of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the World Confederation of Labour (WCL). The Founding Congress of the ITUC was held in Vienna and was preceded by the dissolution congresses of both the ICFTU and the WCL. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Image File history File links ITUC_logo. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sharan Burrow is the president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. ... Michael Sommer (born January 15, 1952) is a German labor leader and the chairman of the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) since 2002. ... Guy Ryder (born Liverpool, UK, January 3, 1956) is the general secretary of the ITUC, also known as the International Trade Union Confederation. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Claiming 157 million members in 225 affiliated organisations in 148 countries and territories, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) came into being on December 7, 1949 following a split within the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). ... The World Confederation of Labour (WCL) was founded in 1920 under the name of the International Federation of Christian Trade Unions as a confederation of unions associated with the Christian Democratic parties of Europe. ... Inhabitants according to official census figures: 1800 to 2005 Vienna in 1858 UN complex in Vienna, with the non-affiliated Austria Center Vienna in front - picture taken from Danube Tower in nearby Danube Park. ...


The ITUC comprises the affiliated organisations of the former ICFTU and WCL together with eight other national trade union organisations that will for, the first time, affiliate to a global body. These groups are expected to include the Confédération générale du travail in France and the Argentine Workers' Center. The World Federation of Trade Unions, previously the world's third largest global union federation, will remain independent.[1] The Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT or General Confederation of Work) is one of the five major French confederations of trade unions. ... CTA graffiti in Buenos Aires. ... The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) was established in the wake of the Second World War to bring together trade unions across the world in a single international organization, much like the United Nations. ...


The ITUC represents 166 million workers through its 309 affiliated organisations within 156 countries and territories. It is led by Guy Ryder.[2] Guy Ryder (born Liverpool, UK, January 3, 1956) is the general secretary of the ITUC, also known as the International Trade Union Confederation. ...

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Inaugural Congress

The founding, and first congress of the ITUC was held November 1 - 3, 2006 in Vienna.


The first day of the congress saw the formal creation of the ITUC followed by an address[3] by Juan Somavia, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Juan Somavía (b. ... The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations to deal with labour issues. ...


Day two included Pascal Lamy, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) responding to panel discussions on the impact of globalisation, including the topics "Cohesion and chaos - the global institutions" and "Global unions - global companies". Technical difficulties limited Lamy's satellite video link participation. Pascal Lamy Pascal Lamy (born 8 April 1947) is the director-general of the World Trade Organization, a French political advisor, a businessman, and a former European Commissioner for Trade. ... For other uses of the initials WTO, see WTO (disambiguation). ...


Leadership and officers were elected on the final day of the congress. Guy Ryder, the former general secretary of the ICFTU, was elected to the same position in the new organization. Sharan Burrow was elected president. [4] A Governing Council was established, with 70 elected members, and 8 additional seats reserved for youth and women’s representatives. Sharan Burrow is the president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. ...


A Council of Global Unions was also formed on the final day of the congress. It was established jointly with the Global Union Federations and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC). The Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) is a trade union advisory committee with consultative status with the OECD, as well as providing input to G-8 economic summits. ...

"The Council will enable us to mobilize global membership around political and strategic initiatives and actions in order to confront global forces that work against the interests of working people and families," − Guy Ryder.[5]



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References

  1. ^ Trade unions meet to create new body. The Peninsula. Retrieved on 2006-11-01.
  2. ^ New International Union Confederation. Prensa Latina. Retrieved on 2006-11-01.
  3. ^ ILO Director-General lauds formation of new global union federation. ILO Online press room. Retrieved on 2006-11-03.
  4. ^ Burrow elected president of new global trade union. ABC News. Retrieved on 2006-11-03.
  5. ^ Council of Global Unions formed [...]. ITUC Online. Retrieved on 2006-11-03.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ...

External links

  • www.ituc-csi.org - Official website.

 
 

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