IRL420 - Comparative Industrial Relations

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.