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The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation (ITGLWF) is a Global Union Federation bringing together 217 affiliated organisations in 110 countries.
The aims of the ITGLWF are to:
The ITGLWF is funded by subscriptions from its affiliated organisations. Education and development aid programmes are funded by donor organisations.
While the overall priorities and policies of the ITGLWF are handled at global level, regional activities and relations are covered by the regional organisations. The regionals operate as an integral part of the ITGLWF, though each has its own decision-making bodies and conducts its own activities:
TWARO, the Asian regional organisation is based in Japan
Contact Akiko Gono,the Regional Secretary.
FITTVCC/ORI, the Americas' regional organisation, is based in Venezuela. Contact Jose Ramirez,the Regional Secretary.
ITGLWF/ERO, the European regional organisation, is based in Belgium.
Contact Patrick Itschert,the Regional Secretary.
ARCC, the African Regional Consultative Council, is based in South Africa.
Contact Thabo Tshabalala the Regional Secretary.
The ITGLWF works closely with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Global Union Federations (GUFs). Together, we have set up Global Unions, a joint website to draw attention to news from the international trade union movement.