Confederation of Christian Trade Unions

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Confederation of Christian Trade Unions
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Full nameConfederation of Christian Trade Unions
Native nameAlgemeen Christelijk Vakverbond
Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
Members1.6 million
AffiliationITUC, ETUC, TUAC
Key peopleMarc Leemans [nl], president
Marie-Hélène Ska, secretary general
Office locationBrussels, Belgium

The Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (Dutch: Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond, or ACV; French: Confédération des syndicats chrétiens, CSC) is the largest of Belgium's three trade union federations. It was founded in 1904, but can trace its origins to the "Anti-Socialist Cotton Workers' Union" founded in 1886. The organisation took its current name in 1923.

Today 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). The president is currently Marc Leemans [nl] and the secretary general is Marie-Hélène Ska.

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  • 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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