A global union federation
is an international federation
of national and regional trade unions
organising in specific industry
sectors or occupational groups
, previously known as international trade secretariats
Most major unions are members of one or more global union federations, relevant to the sectors where they have their members. Normally, the individual union will also be affiliated to a national trade union center, which in turn can be affiliated to a world body such as the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC.
Together with the ITUC and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, ten global union federations jointly own and manage the web site Global Unions.
List of global union federations