Trade unions in Albania

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Trade unions in Albania
National trade union organization(s)
Primary trade union legislation
Article 14, Constitution (1991)[1]

International Labour Organization

Albania [2] is a member of the ILO

Convention ratification
Freedom of Association 3 June 1957
Right to Organise 3 June 1957

Trade unions in Albania have had an unstable existence in recent decades, mirroring the regional political turbulance in Albania. Since the 1991 defeat of the Albanian Party of Labour (APL), independent trade unions have asserted themselves,[3] with two main national trade union centres; the United Independent Albanian Trade Unions (BSPSh) and the Confederation of Trade Unions (KSSh).


  1. ^ "Article 14 [Unions]". Albania - Constitution. Retrieved 2007-05-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ Albania withdrew from the ILO in 1967, but returned in 1991.
  3. ^ ICTUR et al., ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.