Anglo-Soviet Trade Union Committee

Anglo-Soviet Trade Union Committee

 

a collaborative organ of Soviet trade unions and the British Trade Union Congress during the war against fascist Germany. It was formed on Oct. 15, 1941, in Moscow, where an agreement providing for the mobilization of workers’ efforts for the quickest possible defeat of the fascist aggressors was concluded. Sessions of the Anglo-Soviet Trade, Union Committee were held annually till 1944, alternately in London and Moscow. The committee promoted the establishment of the World Federation of Trade Unions. By the end of World War II, the activity of the committee had been considerably weakened by the position of right-wing leaders of the British Trade Union Congress. The committee did not meet after the war.