European Metalworkers' Federation (EMF)

Fédération européenne des métallurgistes (FEM)
Europäischer Metallgewerkschaftsbund (EMB)

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1963, as European Committee of Metalworkers' Unions. Name changed, 1971, to European Metalworkers' Federation in the Community -- Fédération européenne des métallurgistes dans la Communauté -- Europäischer Metallgewerkschaftsbund in der Gemeinschaft. Took over, end 1994, the activities of Contact Office of Miners' and Metalworkers' Free Trade Unions in the European Communities. Ceased to exist, May 2012, on merger with European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers' Federation (EMCEF) and European Trade Union Federation for Textiles, Clothing and Leather (ETUF-TCL), to become industriAll European Trade Union (industriALL Europe).


Represent and defend the interests of workers in the European metal industry.

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Pillars (4): Industrial Policy; Collective Bargaining Policy; Company Policy; Social Dialogue. Various working parties were set up under the Industrial Policy Committee: automobile industry; shipbuilding; ICT; aerospace industry; mechanical engineering industry; white goods. Written agreements setting up European works councils were signed with the management of over 220 companies with Europe-wide operations.


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Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 31 countries
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  • Industry
    • Metal Products



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