World Federation of Industry Workers (WFIW)

Fédération mondiale des travailleurs de l'industrie (FMTI)
Federación Mundial de Trabajadores de la Industria (FMTI)
Weltverband der Arbeitnehmer in Industriebetrieben (WAI)
Wereldfederatie van Werknemers uit Industriële Bedrijven (WIB)

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1985-10-14 Baden Austria


14 Oct 1985, Baden (Austria), at the Constituent Congress, as one of the U-XF6111 - International Trade Federations (ITF) of H-XA3490 - World Confederation of Labour (WCL), by merger of: H-XD1882 - European Federation Energy - Chemistry - Miscellaneous Industries; H-XC1884 - International Federation of Christian Miners' Unions; H-XD1886 - International Federation for the Graphical Industries - WCL (IFGI); H-XH0193 - World Federation of Energy, Chemical and Various Industry Workers' Unions; H-XH1883 - World Federation for the Metallurgic Industry (WFM/WCL). WCL merged with H-XA1667 - International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to form A-XM2085 - International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Nov 2006. Ceased to exist prior to 2008.


Promote cooperation at the world level between industry workers in all countries by providing member organizations with the necessary technical and material support where needed; achieve joint and solidarity actions among all workers represented with a view to attaining social justice as a prerequisite for respect for the dignity and nature of the workers and their personal and collective fulfillment; foster concerted actions at world level of all organizations representing workers in industry sectors.


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World Congress (every 5 years). World Board (meets at least annually), consisting mainly of President, Vice-President, Secretary-General, Treasurer and 1 member per regional member organization directly elected by the Congress. Executive Committee, composed of President, Vice-President, Secretary-General, Treasurer and the Coordinator for Central and Eastern Europe. Maintains liaison office in Bucharest (Romania). Miners' section: U-XK2363 - European Foundation of Christian Miners.


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



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