Commonwealth Trade Union Group

The Commonwealth Trade Union Group - founded in the 1970s - brings together more than 70 million trade unionists across the Commonwealth’s 53 countries. We are part of the Commonwealth family, and involvement in our activities is open to any trade union in a Commonwealth country. Administered from the ITUC head office in Brussels, we hold an annual meeting in Geneva at the ILO conference and send a major delegation to the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) as well as sending submissions to that and other Commonwealth Ministerial meetings. We helped form the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). These pages report both on our direct engagement with the Commonwealth and also on trade unionism generally in Commonwealth countries.