Confederation of Christian Trade Unions
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.
|Full name||Confederation of Christian Trade Unions|
|Native name||Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond |
Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
|Affiliation||ITUC, ETUC, TUAC|
|Key people||Marc Leemans, president|
Marie-Hélène Ska, secretary general
|Office location||Brussels, Belgium|
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 and the secretary general is Marie-Hélène Ska.