International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) established as international trade union on 7 December, 1949. It was established by the American Federation of Labour–Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) of the United States and the Trades Union Congress of Great Britain.
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The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) established as international trade union on 7 December, 1949. It was established by the American Federation of Labour–Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) of the United States and the Trades Union Congress of Great Britain.

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It has three regional organisations- APRO in Asia, AFRO in Africa, and ORIT in Americas. It’s headquarters in situated in Brussels, Belg. It also works with the organisations like International Labour Organisation, European Trade Union and Global Union Federations. The strength of the organisation lies on the Western Europe Federations, North America, Common Wealth Countries and Latin America.

The organisation as well as its staff’s works are moving around the monitoring  and defence of wage earners right which are done almost on a regular basis and calls to actions. It pledged itself to "champion the cause of human freedom, promote equality of opportunity for all people, seek to eliminate everywhere in the world any form of discrimination or subjugation based on race, religion, sex or origin, oppose and combat totalitarianism and aggression in any form".

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