List of trade unions in Belgium
In Belgium, trade unions are organised along politico-denominational lines, following the pillarisation in Belgian society. Therefore the three major trade unions are all confederations, each adhering to a particular religion or ideology, namely Christian (Catholic), Socialist and Liberal. Each confederation cuts across industry boundaries, having members working in many different sectors.
- Confederation of Christian Trade Unions, founded in 1904.
- General Confederation of Liberal Trade Unions of Belgium, founded before the turn of the 20th century. It organizes unions directly, without an occupationally based union structure.
- General Federation of Belgian Labour, founded in 1898, affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).