All-India Trades Union Congress

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All-India Trades Union Congress


the oldest central association of trade unions in India. It was formed in 1920. In colonial India, the struggle of the congress—the largest trade union central organization—for the economic interests of workers was closely bound up with the national liberation movement. After India achieved independence (1947), the All-India Trades Union Congress continued to be one of the country’s leading trade union associations. In 1968 it had over 600,000 members (official data). Since 1945 it has been a member of the World Federation of Trade Unions. Its publication is the Trade Union Record.


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