ACV-CSC, a democratic trade union

ACV-CSChas taken over 100 years for the ACV-CSC to develop into what it is today: a trade union organisation with more than 1.7 million members, undoubtedly Belgium’s largest union.
The ACV-CSC is also considered as a strong organisation with an extensive network of more than 150 service-centers and 2750 full-time staff, allowing workers to get quality services including legal assistance, unemployment benefits, training, counselling and administrative assistance for matters related to work, social security, etc.
Part of its strength lies also with its confederal strike fund, that guarantees the independence of the ACV-CSC and its ability to undertake action when necessary and gives a concrete basis to the solidarity between its affiliated organizations … (full text Structures).

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Trade unions in Belgium; International action; Belgium; Links;About CSC /qui sommes nous; About ACV /Het ACV op het werk;
Address ACV: Haachtsesteenweg 579, 1030 Brussels, Belgium; Addresse CSC, Chaussée de Haecht 579, 1030 Bruxelles, Belgique;
for both: Haachtsesteenweg 579, 1030 Brussels, Belgium;
Map; Contact Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens de Belgique, and Contact ACV-Konfederatie.

Economic profile of Belgium:

Thanks to its central location, Belgium serves as a spring board to the European Union (EU). Its neighbours are France, Luxembourg, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Brussels is the capital of Europe, the site of the headquarters of the European Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament. Other major international organizations, such as NATO, are also located in Brussels.

Some 65% of the EU’s economic activity is located in an area 1,500 km long and 200 km wide running from Liverpool (UK) to Genoa (Italy). Belgium is located right in the centre of this area and therefore deserves to be called the hub of Europe. Our country’s role as a transit zone is due chiefly to the fact that 20% of Europe road traffic is performed by Belgian carriers. In addition, Antwerp is Europe’s second largest port (after Rotterdam) and one of the 10 largest in the world.

Belgium occupies a surface area of 30,500 km² and has a population of 10.2 million, meaning a population density of 335 inhabitants per km². Belgium is the second most densely populated EU country after the Netherlands. Belgium accounts for 1% of the EU’s total surface area and 2.7% of its population, yet its economic weight within the EU belies these figures. In 2000, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) was EUR 244 billion, or 2.9% of the EU’s total GDP. Productivity, and therefore material prosperity, is higher in Belgium than in the rest of Europe. In 2000, per capita income was EUR 62,560, 20% above the EU average … (full text Belgium’s Economy).

Link: ETUF:TCL – FSE:THC, the European Trade Union Federarion Textiles, Clothing and Leather.

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