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Foreign Labor Unions & Confederations Online
For a listing of International Labor Organizations and Global Union Federations (specific industry sectors), see the Global Unions page of the AFL-CIO web site: http://www.aflcio.org/aboutus/globalunions/index.cfm/
A sampling of international labor organizations and foreign labor union federations is presented here. For a more complete listing, visit
List of Federations of Trade Unions (Wikipedia)
The XPDNC Labour Directory of Labour Federation Links
Global Unions (AFL-CIO)
ITUC Address Book
For a listing of foreign labor unions, try:
XPDNC National Labor Links
Canadian Labour Congress
The Canadian Labour Congress is the umbrella organization for affiliated Canadian and international unions, provincial federations of labour, and regional labour councils, and represents more than three million affiliated workers.
Confederation of German Trade Unions
The German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) represents millions of blue and white-collar workers and civil servants in Germany.
Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) was launched in December 1985 after four years of unity talks between unions opposed to apartheid and committed to a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa.
Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (Federation Dutch Labour Movement; FNV)
The Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV) has about 1,4 million members and 17 affiliates. It is the largest trade union in the Netherlands.
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Worldwide union network. Based in Brussels, Belgium, the ITUC represents 175 million workers in 155 countries and territories and has 311 national affiliates
Trades Union Congress (TUC)
The British trade union federation. The Trade Union Congress' (TUC) membership now stands at 58 unions, representing nearly six and a half million people.
International Non-Governmental Organizations
These organizations are listed as sources of data and research. Specific databases are also cited elsewhere in this Library Guide.