Sandinista Workers' Centre

The Sandinista Workers' Centre (Spanish: Central Sandinista de Trabajadores, CST) is the dominant national trade union center in Nicaragua. It was formed following the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) revolution of 1979. The CST is closely linked with the FSLN, and was previously affiliated with the World Federation of Trade Unions.

Sandinista Workers' Centre
Central Sandinista de Trabajadores
HeadquartersManagua, Nicaragua
1980 CST May day poster

The CST later affiliated with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, which went on to form the International Trade Union Confederation


  • ICTUR; et al., eds. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.