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Trade Unions International of Transport Workers

The Trade Unions International of Transport Workers is a trade unions international of workers in the transport industry affiliated with the World Federation of Trade Unions. It was formerly known as the Trade Unions International of Transport, Port and Fishery Workers.

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HistoryEdit

The organizations roots goes back to 1949 when two TUI affiliates of the WFTU were created: the Trade Unions International of Seamen and Dockers which represented seamen, inland waterways workers, fishermen and port workers, and the Trade Unions International of Land and Air Transport Workers. In March 1953 these two merged into Trade Unions International of Transport, Port and Fishery Workers.[1][2] It kept the latter name until at least 1978,[3] but adopted the current name by 1985.[4]

OrganizationEdit

TUI has a controlling congress, later called a conference, an administrative committee, bureau and secretariat.[5] The union also had five branch commissions dealing with different sectors of the transportation industry: ports, civil aviation, railroads, maritime and motor transport.[6]

Headquarters moved a number of times. In 1955 its address was reported as Seilerstaette 3, Vienna 1, Austria. It shared the address with the Trade Unions International of Miners Unions.[7] By 1957 its headquarters were Janska 100, Prague 1, Czechoslovakia.[8] In 1978 it was still in the same district of Prague, but at Opletalova 57.[9] By 1985 it had moved to Váci út 73,1138 Budapest, Hungary,[10] an address it would keep until at least 1991.[11] Its current address is at Rua Serra do Japi 31, Sao Paulo, Brazil.[12]

MembershipEdit

In 1978 the TUI claimed 17.5 million members in 115 unions.[13] In 1985 it claimed 18 million members in 145 unions in 72 countries [14] In 2004 it had 95 unions from 37 countries.[15]

PublicationsEdit

The union issued a quarterly, Transport Workers of the World in English, French, Spanish and German, as well as a monthly Information Bulletin in English, French, Spanish and Russian.[16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Directory of World Federation of Trade Unions Washington Office of International Labor Affairs, June 1955 p.48
  2. ^ Coldrick, A. Percy and Jones, Philip. The international directory of the trade union movement New York : Facts on File, [1978] p.204
  3. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.204
  4. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985. Prague; Published by the WTFU in cooperation with PRACE Czechoslovak Trade Unions 1985 p.156
  5. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.204
  6. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985 p.156
  7. ^ Directory of World Federation of Trade Unions p.48
  8. ^ Facts about international Communist front organisations p. 55
  9. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.205
  10. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985 p.156
  11. ^ Upham, Martin Trade unions of the world, 1992-1993. Harlow, Essex, U.K. : Longman ; Detroit, Mich. : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. and Canada by Gale Research Inc., 1991 p.559
  12. ^ Trade Union Internationals
  13. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.205
  14. ^ The World Federation of Trade Unions, 1945-1985 p.156
  15. ^ Europa World Year Book London; Taylor & Francis, 2004 p.342
  16. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.205