International Federation of Petroleum and Chemical Workers (IFPCW)

Fédération internationale des travailleurs du pétrole et de la chimie (FITPC)
Federación Internacional de Trabajadores Petroleros y Quimicos (FITPQ)
Internationaler Verband der Petroleum- und Chemiearbeiter (IVPC)

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History

5 Apr 1954, Paris (France), as International Federation of Petroleum Workers (IFPW) -- Fédération internationale des travailleurs du pétrole (FITP) -- Federación Internacional de Trabajadores Petroleros (FITP) -- Internationaler Verband der Petroleumarbeiter (IVP). New Constitution adopted 26 Nov 1966. Ceased to exist, 1 Jan 1996, following decision Nov 1995, Washington DC (USA), on merger with International Federation of Chemical, Energy and General Workers' Unions (ICEF), and Miners' International Federation (MIF) to form International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM).

Aims

Support national and international action in the struggle against any kind of exploitation and oppression and make international working class solidarity effective; defend and promote, in the international plane, the economic, social and occupational interests of all petroleum and chemical workers; seek universal recognition and enforcement of the right of democratic trade union organization; represent petroleum and chemical workers in international agencies performing functions which affect their social, economic and occupational conditions; furnish affiliated organizations with information on the economy, on wages and working conditions of petroleum and chemical workers in different parts of the world, legislation affecting them, the development and activities of their trade unions and other kindred matters on which their interest depends.

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Activities

Promotes, establishes and operates systems of mutual assistance among petroleum and chemical workers' trade unions of different countries, and supports petroleum and chemical workers' trade unions engaged in disputes. Helps to organize the petroleum and chemical workers in the countries where they are unorganized or only partially organized. Collects and distributes information about the working and living conditions of petroleum and chemical workers and matters affecting these conditions, and especially about: wages; profits; production; national and international legislation; regulations relating to work in the petroleum and chemical industries; technical developments affecting the life and work of petroleum and chemical workers; and organizations, ownership, and management of the petroleum and chemical industries.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 74 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Chemicals
  • Resources
    • Petroleum
  • Social Activity
    • Occupation
    • Workers

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

B1975

Last News Received

1993
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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