Commonwealth Trade Union Council (CTUC)

Conseil syndical du Commonwealth

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History

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

Aims

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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Activities

All project activities are operated through CTUC Charitable Trust. Projects are regionally based and tailored to meet the needs of cooperating partners in those regions: Asia; Caribbean; East Africa; Pacific Region; Southern Africa. Sponsors training and education activities, including: workshops; donating equipment; provision of experts; development of locally produced educational material; new technology training. Particular concerns include: trade union rights; structural adjustment; occupational health and safety; advancing the role of women; recruitment of young people into the trade union movement; building trade union capacity and promoting local self-reliance.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 52 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Society
  • Social Activity
    • Workers
  • Research, Standards
    • Standards
  • Value Redistribution
    • Value Redistribution
  • Idealism
    • Idealism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

C8373

Last News Received

13. Jun 2006
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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