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GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF PORTUGUESE WORKERS-INTERSINDICAL

PORTUGAL
CONFEDERAçÃO GERAL DOS TRABALHADORES PORTUGUESES-INTERSINDICAL NACIONAL
GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF PORTUGUESE WORKERS-INTERSINDICAL

One of the two major trade union confederations in Portugal (referred to by the acronym CGTP-IN or simply CGTP, and also known as Intersindical). It emerged de facto immediately after the revolutionary military coup of April 25, 1974 and de jure by virtue of Decree-Law No. 215-A/1975 issued by the Military Council of the Revolution, although its formation dated back to the creation of an informal union structure (Intersindical) on October 1, 1971. Its ideological tendency is predominantly communist, but other tendencies exist within it. At international level, despite the fact that it has never been affiliated to any other organization CGTP maintains bilateral and multilateral relations with some 130 international, regional and national trade union organizations all over the globe. Nowadays, it focuses its activity on the European trade union movement and has applied for membership of the European Trade Union Confederation.



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