Congolese Trade Union Confederation

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Full name Congolese Trade Union Confederation
Native name Confédération Syndicale Congolaise
Founded 1964
Affiliation WFTU
Key people Jean-Michel Bokamba-Yangouma, general secretary
Country Republic of the Congo

The Congolese Trade Union Confederation (Confédération syndicale congolaise, CSC) is a trade union centre in Republic of the Congo.

Seeking greater political reform and the establishment of multiparty politics, the CSC unsuccessfully sought its independence from the ruling Congolese Labour Party (PCT) in 1990. It led a general strike and protests in September–October 1990, causing the PCT regime to allow the creation of other political parties and leading to the 1991 National Conference.[1]

Jean-Michel Bokamba-Yangouma was the Secretary-General of the CSC from 1974 to 1997. An ally of President Pascal Lissouba, he fled into exile at the end of the 1997 civil war.[2]

The CSC is affiliated with the World Federation of Trade Unions.


  1. ^ I. William Zartman and Katharina R. Vogeli, "Prevention Gained and Prevention Lost: Collapse, Competition, and Coup in Congo", in Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized: Preventive Diplomacy in the Post-Cold War World (2000), ed. Bruce W. Jentleson, page 270.
  2. ^ Joachim Mbanza, "Bokamba Yangouma en nouveau converti", La Semaine Africaine, N° 2469, 3 June 2004 (, 5 June 2004) (in French).
  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.