Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

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The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) was established in 1949 and now has 215 affiliated organizations in 145 countries and territories on all five continents with a membership... [Event]
In the history of the labour movement, having holidays, like anything else, is associated with struggle and organization. Trade unions had to gain the right to have paid holidays. In Holland, in 1910... [Image gallery]
Diamantbewerkers waren de eerste arbeidersgroepering in Nederland die het recht op vakantie wist af te dwingen. In 1910 ging de Amsterdamse diamantindustrie een week lang dicht. De leden van de... [News]
This project aims to build a database in which information on all ever existing Dutch trade union organizations is brought together. At first basic data referring to foundation, merging, liquidation... [Project]
In Framing a Radical African Atlantic Holger Weiss presents a critical outline and analysis of the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers (ITUCNW) and the attempts by the Communist... [Publication]
Die Globalisierung steht im Zentrum wissenschaftlicher Diskurse über gesellschaftlichen Wandel an der Schwelle zum 21. Jahrhundert. Wie werden die Gewerkschaften, deren Interessen und... [Publication]
European trade unions are among the most influential and powerful institutions within Western economies, in many cases cooperating with the government and employers' associations in socio-economic... [Publication]