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

Fédération internationale des syndicats des travailleurs de la chimie, de l'énergie, des mines et des industries diverses

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1 Jan 1996, following decision Nov 1995, Washington DC (USA), on merger of H-XC1878 - International Federation of Chemical, Energy and General Workers' Unions (ICEF), set up 22 Aug 1947, Stuttgart (Germany FR), with H-XC2959 - Miners' International Federation (MIF), which had existed since 1890, Jolimont (Belgium) and H-XB1975 - International Federation of Petroleum and Chemical Workers (IFPCW), set up 5 Apr 1954, Paris (France). Took over activities of H-XD3394 - Universal Alliance of Diamond Workers (UADW), 25 Sep 2000. Ceased to exist, Jun 2012, on merger with H-XB2257 - International Metalworkers' Federation (IMF) and H-XB2629 - International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF), to become B-XJ6079 - IndustriALL Global Union (IndustriALL).


As a new departure for trade unionism, adapt to the changing shape of the energy industry in which energy suppliers and energy generators are uniting into giant conglomerates.


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Congress (every 4 years). Executive Committee of 70 members. Presidium, comprising President, General Secretary and 17 Vice Presidents (4 Western Europe; 2 Nordic countries; 1 Central Europe; 1 Eastern Europe; 2 North America; 2 Asian-Pacific; 1 Sub-Saharan Africa; 1 Latin America and Caribbean; 1 North Africa and Middle East; 2 Women's Vice Presidents). Secretariat.


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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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