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Confederation of Christian Trade Unions

Confederation of Christian Trade Unions
ACV-CSC
Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond (logo).png
Full nameConfederation of Christian Trade Unions
Native nameAlgemeen Christelijk Vakverbond
Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
Founded1904
Members1.6 million
AffiliationITUC, ETUC, TUAC
Key peopleMarc Leemans [nl], president
Marie-Hélène Ska, secretary general
Office locationBrussels, Belgium
CountryBelgium
Websitewww.acv-csc.be

The Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (Dutch: Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond, or ACV; French: Confédération des syndicats chrétiens, CSC) is the largest of Belgium's three trade union federations. It was founded in 1904, but can trace its origins to the "Anti-Socialist Cotton Workers' Union" founded in 1886. The organisation took its current name in 1923.

Today the ACV/CSC has 22 regional federation and 16 sectoral unions, with a membership of 1.7 million (almost 16% of the total Belgian population). The president is currently Marc Leemans [nl] and the secretary general is Marie-Hélène Ska.

Affiliates

The union's affiliates are:

  • Building, Industry and Energy
  • Christian Education Union
  • Christian Teachers' Association
  • Food and Services
  • Metea
  • Public Services
  • Puls
  • Transcom
  • Sporta-vsb

Former affiliates

Union Abbreviation Founded Reason not affiliated Year[1]
Christian Union of Belgian Metalworkers CCMB 1912 Merged into Metea 2007
Christian Union of Belgian Textile and Clothing Workers CCTKB 1903 Merged into Metea 2007
Christian Union of Building and Industry 1998 Merged into Building, Industry and Energy 2010
Christian Union of Communication and Culture CVCC 1919 Merged into Transcom 2001
Christian Union of Diamond Workers Merged into VD 1983
Christian Union of Energy, Chemical and Leather Industries CCECL 1912 Merged into CMECL 1988
Christian Union Federation of Teachers COV 1990 Merged into COC 1993
Christian Union of Mining, Energy, Chemicals and Leather CMECL 1988 Merged into Building, Industry and Energy 2010
Christian Union of Printing and Paper Enterprises CGP 1905 Merged into CCDI 1988
Christian Union of Staff in Free Secondary and Primary Education CPVD 1949 Dissolved 1990
Christian Union of Staff in Technical Colleges CCOD 1919 Dissolved 1990
Christian Union of Staff in Technical Colleges - Flemish CCPTO 1990 Merged into COC 1993
Christian Union of Transport Workers CCV 1906 Merged into VD 1983
Christian Union of Transport and Diamond Workers VD 1983 Merged into Transcom 2001
Christian Union of Various Industries CCDI 1988 Merged into Building and Industry 1998
Christian Union of Woodworkers and Building Workers CHB 1921 Merged into Building and Industry 1998
Christian Workers' Union in Stone, Cement, Ceramics, and Glass Production CSCCG 1910 Merged into CCDI 1988
National Union of Employees CNE 1980
National Union of Flemish Employees LBC 1980
Union of Free Miners CMV 1906 Merged into CMECL 1988

Leadership

Presidents

1912: Gustaaf Eylenbosch
1914: Hendrik Heyman
1919: René Debruyne
1921: Evarist Van Quaquebeke
1923: René Debruyne
1932: Henri Pauwels
1946: August Cool
1968: Jef Houthuys
1987: Willy Peirens
1999: Luc Cortebeeck
2012: Marc Leemans

General Secretaries

1912: Georges Rutten
1919: Evarist Van Quaquebeke
1921: Henri Pauwels
1932: August Cool
1946: Louis Dereau
1973: Robert D'Hondt
1991: Josly Piette
2006: Claude Rolin
2014: Marie-Hélène Ska

See also

References

  1. ^ Ebbinghaus, Bernhard; Visser, Jelle (2000). Trade Unions in Western Europe Since 1945. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 132-135. ISBN 0333771125.
  • ICTUR; et al., eds. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.

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