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Permanent Congress of Trade Union Unity of Latin America

The Permanent Congress of Trade Union Unity of Latin America also known as the Congreso Permanente de Unidad Sindical de los Trabajadores de América Latina y el Caribe (CPUSTAL) is the World Federation of Trade Unions.


  • History 1
  • Organization 2
  • Members 3
  • References 4


The origin of the CPUSTAL goes back to a conference held in

  1. ^ Coldrick, A. Percy and Jones, Philip. The international directory of the trade union movement New York : Facts on File, [1978] p.1037
  2. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.1038
  3. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.1038
  4. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.1038
  5. ^ Coldrick and Jones p.1038


As of 1978 the following organizations were affiliated with CPUSTAL:[5]


CPUSTAL had a subregional body for Central America, the Comité de Unidad Sindical de Centro-America, based in San José, Costa Rica.[4]

The organizations Council also had difficulties - in 1967 they were banned by the government of Uruguay forbade from meeting in Montevideo.[3]

The CPUSTAL had trouble finding a permanent headquarters. The Secretariat was originally based in Santiago, but had to leave after the Chilean coup of 1973. They then set up shop in Lima at the invitation of the Confederación General de Trabajadores del Perú. However, they only remained there for about a year, when a shift in the attitudes of the ruling Peruvian junta, forced the secretariat to move once again, this time to Panama City, Panama at the invitation of the Central Nacional de Trabajadores Panamenos. Its address as of Apartado, Panama 3, Panama.[2]



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