Union of Textile, Clothing and Leather Workers

The Union of Textile, Clothing and Leather Workers (German: Gewerkschaft Textil-Bekleidung-Leder, GTBL) was a trade union representing workers in a variety of related industries in Austria.

The union was founded in 1945 by the Austrian Trade Union Federation. Its membership fell over the years, and by 1998, was only 18,439.[1] In 2000, it merged with the Union of Metal, Mining and Energy, to form the Metal Textile Union.[2]


1945: Michael Frühwirth
1984: Harald Ettl


  1. ^ Ebbinghaus, Bernhard; Visser, Jelle (2000). Trade Unions in Western Europe Since 1945. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 98. ISBN 0333771125.
  2. ^ "Eine Bewegung in Bewegung". Austrian Trade Union Federation. Retrieved 16 January 2020.