United Independent Albanian Trade Unions

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Full name Union of Independent Trade Unions of Albania
Founded 1991
Members 85,000
Affiliation ITUC
Key people Gezim Kalaja, president
Office location Tirana, Albania
Country Albania

The Union of the Independent Trade Unions of Albania (BSPSH), is a National Confederation of Trade unions in Albania. It was established in 1991 and held its first national conference in February, 1992. It has an estimated membership of 85,000.

Originally led by Valer Xheka - after a tumultuous and violent transition, including charges of a political takeover by Azem Hajdari, in 1998 the Supreme Court of Albania recognized Xhevdet Lubani as the legitimate leader. [1]


  1. ^ ICTUR; et al., eds. (2005). Trade Unions of the World 6th Ed. John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7. 

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