Trade Unions International of Public and Allied Employees

Union internationale des syndicats des travailleurs de la fonction publique et assimilés
Unión Internacional de Sindicatos de Trabajadores de Servicios Públicos y Similares
Internationale Vereinigung der Gewerkschaften der Werktätigen des Öffentlichen Dienstes und Verwandter Berufe
Mezdunarodnoe Obedinenie Profsojuzov Trudjascihsja Obscestvennogo Obsluzivanija

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History

Founded 27-29 Oct 1949, Berlin (German DR), as Trade Unions International of Postal, Telegraph, Telephone and Radio Workers -- Union internationale des syndicats des travailleurs des postes, télégraphes, téléphones et radio. Present name adopted 12 Apr 1955, Vienna (Austria). Current Statute adopted by 8th International Trades Congress of Public and Allied Employees, Mar 1988, Sofia (Bulgaria); last amended at 10th Congress, Mar 2006, Johannesburg (South Africa). Headquarters moved to Delhi, June 1996, and to Kolkata (India), 1998.

Aims

Unite trade unions of officials, workers, employees, engineers, cadres and technicians employed in state, municipal, postal, telecommunication and health services, banks, finance and insurance institutions; help implement improvements in their working conditions; activate for security of employment; contribute to protective social legislation; promote international trade union unity; support the struggle for improvement of the social, economic and professional situation of public employees and for the fulfillment of their demands; defend democratic and trade union rights and liberties; activate workers' common struggle against the penetration of monopolies and transnational corporations into the public services, against discrimination and against detrimental effects of the introduction and application of new technology; strengthen the role and importance of trade unions in every social order and safeguard their rights to fully participate in negotiations and develop their work at all levels; guard interests of workers, safeguard rights already gained, work for success of their trade union demands and struggle for international understanding, lasting peace and peaceful coexistence on the basis of mutual respect, independence, sovereignty and non-interference in the affairs of other peoples, against war and aggression, for the final liquidation of colonialism and neo-colonialism, for international détente and for the achievement of general and complete disarmament.

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Activities

Main areas: strengthening relations among member unions; organizing consultative meetings and congresses, sessions, colloquia and exchanges of experience; encouraging national and international trade union cooperation in the public services; studying and publishing trade union and related news and experience.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Russian, Spanish.

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 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 37 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

B3324

Last News Received

2015
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