World Organization of Workers (WOW)

Organisation mondiale des travailleurs
Organización Mundial de Trabajadores
Weltorganisation der Arbeitnehmer

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History

Founded 1921, Luxembourg, as International Federation of Christian Employees' Unions -- Fédération internationale des syndicats chrétiens d'employés. Statutes adopted 17 May 1946, Luxembourg, when name changed to Fédération internationale des syndicats chrétiens d'employés techniciens et cadres (FISCETC). Subsequently became International Federation of Christians of Salaried Employees, Technicians, Managerial Staff and Commercial Travellers -- Fédération internationale des syndicats chrétiens d'employés, techniciens, cadres et voyageurs de commerce (FISCETCV). Also previously referred to as International Federation of the Christian Trade Unions of Employees, Technicians and Managerial Staff -- Fédération internationale des syndicats chrétiens d'employés, techniciens ingénieurs et cadres and as World Federation of Trade Unions of Non Manual Workers -- Fédération mondiale des travailleurs non manuels (FMTNM) -- Federación Mundial de Trabajadores Non Manuales -- Weltbund der Angestelltengewerkschaften -- Wereldverbond van Beambtenvakorganisaties. Subsequently changed title to World Federation of Clerical Workers (WFCW) -- Fédération mondiale des employés (FME) -- Federación Mundial de Empleados (FME) -- Weltbund der Angestellten (WBA) -- Wereldverbond van Beambten (WVB), 1984. Current title adopted 2008, during Congress.

Aims

As a trade union of initially Christian social orientation but opened to all religious convictions: exercise influence at international level in economic and social fields, for the benefit of all categories of workers; defend moral and material interests of members, particularly in international institutions dealing with social and economic issues; coordinate actions of member organizations to protect their members' interests; study social, economic and occupational matters of interest to members; stimulate constitution and/or affiliation of national federations of clerical workers. Statutory preoccupations: human dignity; self-fulfillment through labour; justice through equal opportunities; solidarity; public care as the responsibility of government; democracy and participation as a basis for decision making; tolerance and equality as a basic for democratic, pluralist society; the family as the basis of society.

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Activities

Current issues: the employee in modern economy; mechanization and automation; comparative study of remuneration of employees of private concerns in European countries; professional training of young employees; extensive study on flexibility and informal economy. Developing contacts in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Languages

English, French, German, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

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

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 63 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

C1887

Last News Received

2015
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