DEFINITIONS: TRANSNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL-RELATIONS ISSUES
ICEM - International Federation of Chemical and General Workers - another of the international trade secretariats.
IMF - International Metalworkers' Federation - the international trade secretariat in the metal and engineering industries.
ITF - International Transport Workers Federation – the international trade secretariat in the shipping, railroad, airline and trucking industries.
ITS - International Trade Secretariats - union bodies associated with the ICFTU which coordinate the world-wide activities of individual unions in different countries within a common industry or occupation.
Vredeling Directive - the initiative by unions in the European Economic Community (Common Market) to compel multinational corporations operating there to provide on a regular basis a variety of information on their global operations.