ITUC // Trade Union Development Projects Directory

For trade unions, development cooperation is a part of our commitment to fight poverty, promote sustainable social development and improve working and living conditions for all.


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Central Única dos Trabalhadores – CUT is a mass Brazilian national union organization, autonomous and democratic, with class character, whose commitment is to protect the historical and immediate interests of the working class.
Based on principles of equality and solidarity, its goals are to organize, represent and lead the struggle of workers from the city and countryside, public and private sectors, active and inactive, for better living and working conditions and for a fair and a democratic society.

Present in all economic sectors of the country, the CUT is the biggest national central in Brazil and in Latin America and the 5th largest in the world, with 3,299 affiliated entities, 7,4 million associated workers and 21,092,160 workers in the base.