Paraguayan Workers Confederation

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Full name Confederación Paraguaya de Trabajadores
Founded 1951
Members 43,000
Affiliation ITUC
Key people Gerónimo López, president
Julis Etcheverry Espinola, secretary general
Office location Asunción, Paraguay
Country Paraguay

The Paraguayan Workers Confederation (Spanish: Confederación Paraguaya de Trabajadores) or CPT is a national trade union center in Paraguay. It was formed in 1951 with close ties to the Colorado Party. In 1958, after a general strike, many unionists were exiled, and formed the CPT-E, a CPT in exile.

CPT again operates in Paraguay. Until 1974 it was affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation, but is now a member of the International Trade Union Confederation.


  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.