Global union federation

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A global union federation (GUF) is an international federation of national trade unions organising in specific industry sectors or occupational groups. A GUF used to be known as an international trade secretariat (ITS).[1]

Many unions are members of one or more global union federations, relevant to the sectors where they have their members. Individual unions may also be affiliated to a national trade union center, which in turn can be affiliated to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) or the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU).

Current global union federations[edit]

Former international trade secretariats[edit]

Federation Acronym Founded Dissolved Fate[3]
Building Workers' International 1903 1934 Merged into IFBWW
Communications International CI 1920 2000 Merged into UNI
International Federation of Bookbinders and Kindred Trades 1907 1949 Merged into IGF
International Federation of Bakery Workers 1907 1920 Merged into IUF
International Federation of Brewery Workers 1896 1920 Merged into IUF
International Federation of Building and Wood Workers IFBWW 1934 2005 Merged into BWI
International Federation of Chemical and General Workers' Unions IFCGW 1964 1995 Merged into ICEM
International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions ICEM 1995 2012 Merged into IndustriALL
International Federation of Civil Servants 1925 1935 Merged into PSI
International Federation of Commercial, Clerical, Professional and Technical Employees FIET 1921 1999 Merged into UNI
International Federation of Free Teachers' Unions IFFTU 1951 1992 Merged into EI
International Federation of General Factory Workers 1907 1964 Merged into IFCGW
International Federation of Lithographers, Lithographic Printers and Kindred Trades 1897 1949 Merged into IGF
International Federation of Meat Workers 1913 1920 Merged into IUF
International Federation of Petroleum and Chemical Workers IFPCW 1954 1975 Dissolved
International Federation of Plantation and Agricultural Workers IFPAW 1960 1994 Merged into IUF
International Federation of Textile Workers' Associations IFTWA 1893 1960 Merged into ITGWF
International Federation of Tobacco Workers IFTW 1889 1958 Merged into PWIF
International Federation of Trade Unions of Audio-Visual Workers FISTAV 1974 1993 Merged into MEI
International Federation of Workers in Public Services 1907 1935 Merged into PSI
International Garment Workers' Federation IGWF 1946 1960 Merged into ITGWF
International Graphical Federation IGF 1949 2000 Merged into UNI
International Landworkers' Federation ILF 1920 1960 Merged into IFPAW
International Metalworkers' Federation IMF 1893 2012 Merged into IndustriALL
International Secretariat of Arts, Communications, Media and Entertainment Trade Unions ISETU 1965 1993 Merged into MEI
International Secretariat of Bricklayers Merged into IFBWW
International Secretariat of Painters and Allied Trades 1911 1946 Merged into IFBWW
International Secretariat of Stone Masons 1903 1946 Merged into IFBWW
International Shoe and Leather Workers' Federation ISLWF 1946 1970 Merged into ITGLWF
International Textile and Garment Workers' Federation ITGWF 1960 1970 Merged into ITGLWF
International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation ITGLWF 1970 2012 Merged into IndustriALL
International Typographers' Secretariat 1889 1949 Merged into IGF
International Union of Hotel, Restaurant and Bar Workers IUHR 1908 1961 Merged into IUF
International Union of Wood Workers IUW 1904 1934 Merged into IFBWW
Media and Entertainment International MEI 1993 2000 Merged into UNI
Plantation Workers International Federation PWIF 1957 1960 Merged into IFPAW
Miners' International Federation MIF 1890 1995 Merged into ICEM
Universal Alliance of Diamond Workers UADW 1905 2006 Merged into ICEM
World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession WCOTP 1951 1992 Merged into EI
World Federation of Building and Woodworkers' Unions WFBW 1937 2005 Merged into BWI

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacques Rojot (2006). "International Collective Bargaining". In Morley, Michael J.; Gunnigle, Patrick; Collings, David. Global Industrial Relations. New York: Routledge. p. 258. ISBN 9781134330799.
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  3. ^ International Trade Union Organisations (PDF). Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. pp. 86&ndash, 93. Retrieved 25 May 2018.