Commonwealth Trade Union Council (CTUC)

Conseil syndical du Commonwealth

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1979-06 London UK


Jun 1979, London (UK). Registered in accordance with UK law through CTUC Charitable Trust - UK Registered Charity: 282831. Ceased to exist, Jan 2005.


Based on the increasing acceptance that trade unions in the Commonwealth are an essential element in civil society and, in many countries, the only democratically-organized, non-racial, mass membership organizations: promote a democratic and prosperous Commonwealth in which international labour standards are observed; promote acceptance of and respect for trade unionism in the Commonwealth and influence decisions of Commonwealth institutions; promote the interests of workers in the Commonwealth through enhanced cooperation among Commonwealth national trade union centres; stimulate consultation, information sharing and cooperation among them; assist unions in developing countries of the Commonwealth, especially as regards education and training.


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General Meeting (annual, always in Geneva). CTUC Charitable Trust headed by Trust Committee comprising Chairperson, Director, 3 elected members and up to 3 co-opted members. Steering Committee is an advisory committee and comprises members of Trust Committee and trade union members from Commonwealth countries on the ILO Governing Board. Head Office in London (UK). Project Office: Zimbabwe.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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