Confederation of Honduran Workers

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Full name Confederation of Honduran Workers
Native name Confederación de Trabajadores de Honduras
Founded 1964
Affiliation ITUC
Key people Dinora Aceituno, general secretary
Office location Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Country Honduras

The Confederation of Honduran Workers (Spanish: Confederación de Trabajadores de Honduras, CTH) is the largest national trade union center in Honduras. It was formed in 1964. The CTH is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation.


The CTH was formed ten years after the legalization of trade unions in Honduras after a successful strike in 1954. In 1964, ORIT sponsored the creation of CTH, which received financial support from the United States. The CTH supported the regime of Oswaldo López Arellano during the Football War in 1969. In 1971 the CTH promoted the creation of a coalition government of Honduras' two dominant political parties under president Ramón Ernesto Cruz of the National Party of Honduras. This government failed, and when López Arellano returned to power in a military coup amidst social crisis in December 1972, CTH became an important part of his power base.[1]


  1. ^ Caroline Boussard: Crafting Democracy. Civil Society in Post-Transition Honduras, Lund 2003