French Confederation of Christian Workers

Full name French Confederation of Christian Workers
Native name Confédération Française des Travailleurs Chrétiens
Founded 1919
Members 160,000
Affiliation ITUC, ETUC
Key people Jacques Voisin, president
Jacky Dintinger, secretary general
Office location Paris, France
Country France

The French Confederation of Christian Workers (French: Confédération française des travailleurs chrétiens, CFTC) is one of the five major French confederation of trade unions, belonging to the social Christian tradition.

It was founded in 1919 as the Trade Union of Employees of Industry and Commerce under the inspiration of the Venerable Brother Exupérien Mas, F.S.C., with the goal of safeguarding the material as well as the spiritual interests of its members.[1] In 1964, the union split, a majority founding the French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT), a secular trade-union.

The CFTC is a member of the International Trade Union Confederation and the European Trade Union Confederation. Its leader is Jacques Voisin.

Professional Elections

The CFTC won 8.69% of the vote in the employee's college during the 2008 professional elections. This result, however, is below the CFTC's 9.65% result in 2002, its best showing to date.

See also


  1. "Lasallian Holiness: Ven. Exupérien Mas". Retrieved 18 January 2013.
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