Confederación Sindical de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de las Américas (CSA)

Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA)

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History

8 Jan 1951, Mexico City (Mexico), as Regional Secretariat of International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), by major democratic labour centres of the Western Hemisphere. Previously operated as Confederación Interamericana de Trabajadores, set up 10 Jan 1948, Lima (Peru). Subsequent name change: Organización Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT) -- Organisation régionale interaméricaine des travailleurs -- ICFTU Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers. Merged, Nov 2006, with World Confederation of Labour (WCL) into International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Unification of ORIT and CLAT took place in 2008, Panama (Panama), when current name adopted.

Aims

Promote respect for human rights in general, and in particular trade union and labour rights of all persons; foster gender equality and equity at all levels of the trade union mouvement; improve working conditions and raise the quality of life of affiliates and their dependents; encourage solidarity between workers and between their organizations from their workplace and the community where they reside up to the global level; strengthen processes of trade union unity; form strategic agreements and alliances with other mouvements and related sociopolitical actors to build the necessary power to be able to defend and make the demands of workers and community, and bring about social justice; promote political, social, labour and economic democracy based on popular sovereignty and enriched with mechanisms and instances of effective participation and social dialogue; strengthen the Social Rule of Law as a fundamental pillar for democratic development and social justice; encourage economic, social, cultural and supportive integration of the nations of the region for balanced and sustainable development with a strong social and participatory dimension that enables the fusion of resources and efforts to eliminate serious existing asymmetries and foster productive development with an increasing added value, while protecting the environment; promote peace and free self-determination of the people and therefore against any form of subjugation that impedes the emancipation of all workers.

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Activities

Provides services through 4 Departments: Education; Social and Economic Affairs; Human and Trade Union Rights; Working Women. Conducts international seminars; sponsors workers educational and training courses on behalf of affiliates; collaborates with International Trade Secretariats operating in Latin America. Areas of activity: working youth; informal economy; child labour; integration; environmental policies; communication; migration; union self-reform.

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Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish.

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Consultative Status

International Labour Organization (ILO) (Regional). Cooperates with: Organization of American States (OAS).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 26 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Workers

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E1096

Last News Received

2017
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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