Vanuatu Council of Trade Unions

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Full name Vanuatu Council of Trade Unions
Founded 1985
Affiliation ITUC
Key people Obed Masingiow, president
Office location Port Vila, Vanuatu
Country Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Council of Trade Unions (VCTU) is the sole national trade union center in Vanuatu. It was founded in 1985 and all five unions in Vanuatu are affiliated to it. Membership has declined since 1994, when bitter strikes and conflict with the Maxime Carlot Korman government resulted in wholesale dismissals and new anti-strike legislation.

The VCTU is affiliated to the International Trade Union Confederation.


  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.