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All India Trade Union Congress

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Members  2,677,979 (2002)
Office location  New Delhi
Affiliation  WFTU
All India Trade Union Congress

Full name  All India Trade Union Congress
Founded  31 October 1920 Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Key people  Ramendra Kumar, National President Gurudas Dasgupta, General Secretary

The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) is the oldest trade union federations in India.It is politically affiliated to the Communist Party of India. and one of the five largest. According to provisional statistics from the Ministry of Labour, AITUC had a membership of 2,677,979 in 2002.

It was founded on 31 October 1920 in Bombay by Lala Lajpat Rai, Joseph Baptista, N. M. Joshi and a few others and, until 1945 when unions became organised on party lines, it was the primary trade union organisation in India. Since then, it has been associated with the Communist Party of India.

AITUC is governed by a body headed by National President Ramendra Kumar and General Secretary Gurudas Dasgupta, both the politician affiliated with Communist Party of India.

AITUC is a founder member of the World Federation of Trade Unions. Today, its institutional records are part of the Archives at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, at Teen Murti House, Delhi.


partial list:

  • Andhra Pradesh Auto Rickshaw Drivers and Workers Federation
  • A.P. Mica Mine Workers Union
  • Calcutta Hawkers' Men Union
  • Federation of Chatkal Mazdoor Unions
  • Nikhila Orissa Beedi Shramika Federation
  • Patiala Aviation Club Workers Union
  • Pondicherry Textile Labour Union
  • Powerloom Workers Union
  • Punjab Breweries Workers Union
  • Vegetable Market Workers Union
  • Visakha Steel Workers Union
  • References

    All India Trade Union Congress Wikipedia