International Federation of Chemical, Energy and General Workers' Unions (ICEF)

Fédération internationale des travailleurs de la chimie, de l'énergie et des industries diverses
Federación Internacional de Trabajadores de la Quimica, Energia e Industrias Diversas
Internationella Kemi-, Energi- och Fabriksarbetarefederationen

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1907-08-22 Stuttgart Germany


22 Aug 1907, Stuttgart (Germany), as International Federation of General Factory Workers -- Fédération internationale d'organisations d'ouvriers d'usine -- Internationale Vereinigung der Fabrikarbeiter-Verbände -- International Grov- og Fabriksarbejder-Føderation. Name changed to International Federation of Industrial Organizations and General Workers' Unions, 16-18 Aug 1950, Rüdesheim (Germany FR) at 8th Congress, when new statutes adopted. These statutes were amended in 1953, Vienna (Austria) at 9th Congress. Name changed again in 1964, to International Federation of Chemical and General Workers Unions -- Fédération internationale des syndicats de travailleurs de la chimie et des industries diverses. Ceased to exist, 1 Jan 1996, on merger with H-XC2959 - Miners' International Federation (MIF) and H-XB1975 - International Federation of Petroleum and Chemical Workers (IFPCW) to create H-XB0003 - International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM).


Bring together trade unions catering for male and female workers in the atomic energy, cement, ceramic, chemical, electrical, glass, paper-making, petroleum, rubber and miscellaneous industries of all countries.


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Congress (every 4 years) elects Executive Committee of 22. Management Committee, consisting of President, General Secretary and 3 Vice-Presidents. Industrial Sections each with a Committee of its own. Membership open; meetings closed.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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