3500 GM Utrecht
CNV Vakmensen, literally "CNV Professionals" is part of the National Federation of Christian Trade Unions (CNV) in the Netherlands. CNV has over 320,000 members and is completely independent of governmental or political groups, and is open for everybody to join. CNV can be proud of broad grassroots support, spread throughout the Netherlands.
Eleven trade unions are affiliated with CNV, working in various sectors. CNV Vakmensen serves people working in the construction and manufacturing industry, transport and service industries. We guard and advocate employees’ rights in matters related to collective labour agreements, social security and pensions.
At national level, CNV participates in national consultative bodies, namely the tripartite Social Economic Council (abbr. SER) and the bipartite Foundation of Labour (abbr. STAR). The CNV contributes to a collectively supported social economic policy. Work opportunities of satisfactory and qualitatively acceptable levels and the fair distribution of labour and care tasks between men and women, are typical issues.
Support to colleagues in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe is given through membership of the World Confederation of Labour (WCL). The WCL is an international trade union movement looking after the interests of people working in the formal and informal sectors. The WCL has regional organisations in Asia (BATU), Africa (DOAWTU) and Latin America (CLAT).
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