For many years in his youth, Lindley was a merchant seaman working on English seagoing vessels, and he became very active in the British workers' movement. It was from his British comrades that he received his English-sounding nickname "Charles" (or "Charlie"), which he kept upon his return to Sweden.
Lindley founded the Swedish Transport Workers' Union in 1897 and co-founded the International Transport Workers' Federation.
Today, there is a small statue of Charles Lindley in Gothenburg.
- "General Secretaries and Presidents of the ITF 1896-2010", International Transport Workers' Federation
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