LABOURFILE :: A Guide to Spanish Trade Unions

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A guide to Spain’s leading trade unions from Progressive Spain:

Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) ~ Workers’ Commissions
Spain’s largest trade-union federation, founded in the 1960s and with more than a million members nationwide today. ►► READ MORE ►►

Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT) ~ General Union of Workers
Spain’s oldest and second-largest trade union, founded in 1888 and previously affiliated with the Spanish Socialist party (PSOE), with more than 930,000 members nationwide today. ►► READ MORE ►►

Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) ~ Syndicated Worker’s Union
Third-largest trade union federation in Spain, growing out of 1950s Catholic workers’ movement, currently more than 117,000 members nationwide. ►► READ MORE ►►

Central Sindical Independiente y de Funcionarios (CSIF) ~ Independent Administrative Workers Union
Representing administrative workers in the public and private sector, claiming to be Spain’s fourth-largest labour federation ►► READ MORE ►►

Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) ~ National Confederation of Labour Modern-day successor to Spain’s historic anarcho-syndicalist labour union of same name, with estimated tens of thousands of members. ►► READ MORE ►►

Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT) ~ General Confederation of Labour
Anarcho-syndicalist labour union (formerly part of CNT), purporting to be Spain’s fourth-largest labour organization in membership terms, with around 80,000 affiliated members nationwide. ►► READ MORE ►►

Intersindical – CSC
Catalonia-based independent and class-based labour union, actively promotes Catalan independence from Spain and claims to be fifth largest labour organization in Catalonia. ►► READ MORE ►►

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