Trade Union International of Agricultural, Forestry and Plantation Workers

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The Trade Union International of Agricultural, Forestry and Plantation Workers was a trade union international affiliated with the World Federation of Trade Unions.

History[edit]

The TUI was founded at a conference in Warsaw, Poland in December 1949. Its original name was the Trade Union International of Agricultural and Forestry Workers.[1][2]

In 1997 the Trade Union International of Agroalimentary, Food, Commerce, Textile & Allied Industries was formed by the merger of the Trade Union International of Agricultural, Forestry and Plantation Workers, Trade Union International of Food, Tobacco, Hotel and Allied Industries Workers, Trade Union International of Workers in Commerce, Trade Union International of Textile, Leather and Fur Workers Unions.[3]

Organization[edit]

By 1985 the TUI had branch commissions representing workers in agriculture, plantations, the forestry industry and peasant workers.[4]

In 1955 the headquarters of the organization was located at 19 Via Boncampagni, Rome.[5] In 1985 its address was reported as Opletalova 57 Prague 1, Czechoslovakia.[6] However, by 1989 it had moved to Serpoukhovkaia 44, 113093 Moscow[7] were it stayed until at least 1991.[8]

Conferences[edit]

  • 1st Warsaw, December 1949 - attended by delegates from the Soviet Union, China, East Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania representing 6.57 million members. Unions in Brazil, Albania, North Korea and Tunisia also affiliated.[9]
  • 2nd, 1951 - attended by 205 delegates and observers (66 from Latin America) representing 146 national and regional organizations.[10]
  • 7th Moscow, 1975[11]
  • 9th Warsaw, October 3-6, 1983 - 110 organizations from 71 countries (members and observers) representing 73 million workers attended.[12]

Members[edit]

The following groups were affiliated with the TUI in 1978.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coldrick, A. Percy and Jones, Philip. The international directory of the trade union movement New York : Facts on File, [1978] p.171
  2. ^ Directory of World Federation of Trade Unions Washington Office of International Labor Affairs, December 1958 p.51
  3. ^ Europa World Year Book London; Taylor & Francis, 2004 p.342
  4. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985. Prague; Published by the WTFU in cooperation with PRACE Czechoslovak Trade Unions 1985 p.149
  5. ^ Directory of World Federation of Trade Unions Washington Office of International Labor Affairs, June 1955 p.49
  6. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985 p.149
  7. ^ Coggins, John Trade unions of the world 1989-1990 Harlow : Longman, 1989 2nd ed. p.451
  8. ^ Upham, Martin Trade unions of the world, 1992-1993. Harlow, Essex, U.K. : Longman ; Detroit, Mich. : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. and Canada by Gale Research Inc., 1991 p.558
  9. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.171
  10. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.171
  11. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.171
  12. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985 p.149
  13. ^ Coldrick and Jones pp.173-4