Trade Union International of Textile, Leather and Fur Workers Unions
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Trade Union International of Textile, Leather and Fur Workers Unions

The Trade Union International of Textile, Leather and Fur Workers Unions was a trade union international affiliated with the World Federation of Trade Unions.

History

The Trade Union International of Textile, Leather and Fur Workers Unions was formed in 1958 when the TUIs of Leather, Shoe, Fur and Leather Products and of Textile and Clothing Workers merged. Both of the earlier organizations were founded in 1949.[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

The TUI had a controlling congress, directing committee, bureau and permanent secretariat.[4]

In 1978 its address was listed as Opletova 57 Prague, 1[5] an address it would keep until at least 1991.[6]

It cooperated on a regional level with the Latin American Federation of Textile, Clothing and Leather Workers, the Arab Federation of Textile Workers and the Organization of African Trade Union Unity.[7]

Membership

In 1976 the TUI claimed affiliates in 29 countries.[8] In 1985 it had 75 organizations in 58 countries representing 29 million members.[9]

Publications

It published the periodicals Courier and News.[10]

General Secretaries

1958: Jaroslav Mevald
Zdenek Spicka
1979: Jan Kriz
1987: Jan Hübner
1990: Evgeni Sidorov

See also

References

  1. ^ Directory of World Federation of Trade Unions] December 1958 p.56
  2. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985. Prague; Published by the WTFU in cooperation with PRACE Czechoslovak Trade Unions 1985 pp.156-7
  3. ^ Europa World Year Book London; Taylor & Francis, 2004 p.342
  4. ^ Coldrick, A. Percy and Jones, Philip. The international directory of the trade union movement New York : Facts on File, [1978] p.183
  5. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.204
  6. ^ 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.559
  7. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985. p.155
  8. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.204
  9. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985. p.155
  10. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985 p.155



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