Confederation of Christian Trade Unions

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Full name Confederation of Christian Trade Unions
Native name Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond
Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
Founded 1904
Members 1.6 million
Affiliation ITUC, ETUC, TUAC
Key people Marc Leemans (nl), president
Marie-Hélène Ska, secretary general
Office location Brussels, Belgium
Country Belgium

The Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (Dutch: Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond, ACV; French: Confédération des syndicats chrétiens, CSC) is the largest national trade union federation in Belgium. It was founded in 1904, and after several changes took its current name in 1923. The ACV/CSC has 22 regional federation and 16 sectoral unions, with a membership of 1.7 million (almost 16% of the total Belgian population). It evolved out of the "Anti-Socialist Cotton Workers' Union", which was founded in 1886.

The president is currently Marc Leemans and the secretary general is Marie-Helene Ska.



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

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