General Workers' Union (Belize)

British Honduras Workers and Tradesmen's Union, the first central trade union organization in the Central American country Belize. Founded in 1939 by Antonio Soberanis Gómez. Registered as a legal trade union in 1943. Shortly thereafter it changed its name to General Workers Union (GWU).

GWU played an important role in the anticolonial movement. It reached its peak in 1955. Thereafter it declined rapidly.

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