General Federation of Belgian Labour
The General Federation of Belgian Labour (ABVV/FGTB) is a socialist national trade union federation in Belgium. It was founded in 1945. It is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation and has a membership of almost 1.2 million.
|Full name||General Federation of Belgian Labour|
|Native name||Algemeen Belgisch Vakverbond |
Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique
|Affiliation||ITUC, ETUC, TUAC|
|Key people||Robert Vertenueil, president |
Anne Demelenne, secretary general
|Office location||Brussels, Belgium|
Through the foundation of the Mouvement populaire wallon during the Great Strike that took place in the Winter 1960-1961, the Walloon working class now also demanded federalism as well as structural reforms. The leader of the Strike, André Renard was also a national leader of the General Federation of Belgian Labour. This whole process will be named Renardism.
- ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.
- Chantal Kesteloot, Growth of the Walloon Movement, in Nationalism in Belgium, MacMillan, London, 1998, pp. 139-152, p. 150.