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National Confederation of Trade Unions
Full nameNational Confederation of Trade Unions
Native nameZenroren
FoundedNovember 21, 1989
Members1.2 million
Office location4F, 2-4-4, Yushima, Bunkyo, Tokyo

The National Confederation of Trade Unions (全国労働組合総連合, Zenkoku dōkumiai sōren), commonly known in Japanese as Zenroren (全労連), is a national trade union center.

Founding and history[edit]

Zenroren was founded on November 21, 1989. [1]

Party affiliation[edit]

Zenroren is not affiliated to any political party, but is generally aligned with the Japan Communist Party. [2]

Affiliated unions[edit]

Zenroren headquarters in Yushima, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo

21 industrial federations:

  • All Japan Construction, Transport and General Workers' Union (CTG, kenkoro) (Incorporates the former JNR National Railway Locomotive Engineers' Union
  • All-Japan Metal and Information Machinery Workers’ Unions (JMIU)
  • All-Japan Federation of Automobile Transport Workers’ Unions (jiko-soren)
  • National Federation of Ship Cargo Checkers’ Unions (kensu-roren)
  • Telecommunication Industry Workers’ Unions (tsushinroso)
  • National Federation of Consumers’ Cooperatives Workers’ Unions (seikyororen)
  • Zenroren National Union of General Workers (Zenroren zenkoku-ippan)
  • Textile and Clothing Industries Workers’ Union (seni-sanro)
  • National Federation of Finance Workers’ Unions (kin-yu-roren)
  • General Federation of Japan Printing and Publishing Workers’ Unions (zeninsoren)
  • Japan Federation of Commercial Broadcasting Workers’ Unions (minpororen)
  • Film and Allied Industry Workers’ Unions (eisanro)
  • General Federation of Cinema and Theatrical Workers' Unions of Japan (eiensoren)
  • Japan Federation of Medical Workers’ Unions (nihon-iroren)
  • National Union of Welfare and Childcare Workers (fukushi-hoikuro)
  • All-Japan Pensioners’ Union (nenkinsha-kumia)
  • Japan Federation of National Public Service Employees’ Unions (kokko-roren)
  • Japan Federation of Prefectural and Municipal Workers’ Unions (jichiroren)
  • All-Japan Federation of Teachers’ and Staff Unions (zenkyo)
  • Postal Industry Workers’ Union (yusanro)
  • Liaison Council of Labor Unions in Public Corporations (tokushuhojin-roren)

Prefectural Federations in all 47 prefectures of Japan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "This is Zenroren". Zenroren. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ Hoover, William D (2011). Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan. Scarecrow Press. p. 208. ISBN 0810854600.

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