The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), (Confédération syndicale internationale (CSI)), (Internationaler Gewerkschaftsbund (IGB)) is the world’s largest trade union federation. It was formed on November 1, 2006 out of the merger of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions(ICFTU) and the World Confederation of Labour (WCL). The Founding Congress of the ITUC was held in Vienna and was preceded by the dissolution congresses of both the ICFTU and the WCL.
The ITUC represents 176 million workers through its 328 affiliated organisations within 162 countries and territories. Sharan Burrow is the current General Secretary
ITUC has been blamed for using doubtful means during their investigations in countries like Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia etc., showing state of workers as slaves. ITUC’s relationship with the Gulf appears to have assumed an adversarial one