- Confédération nationale du travail
CNT-F Full name National Confederation of Labour Native name Confédération nationale du travail Founded 1946 Members 3700 - 4200 (december 2008) Country France Head union No chief Office location Paris, France Website CNT Vignoles : www.cnt-f.org
CNT AIT : cnt-ait.info
The CNT-F (Confédération nationale du travail) or National Confederation of Labour is a French anarcho-syndicalist union.
It was founded in 1946 by Spanish anarcho-syndicalists in exile, and former members of Confédération Générale du Travail-Syndicaliste Révolutionnaire (CGT-SR) , its name is derived from the Spanish CNT, the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo.
Nowadays, two French organisations share the name CNT:
- the CNT-Vignoles (or CNT-f), from the name of the street where is located their main office in Paris. It grouping the most of the members of the two organisations.
They decline the term anarchist, preferring to call themselves "revolutionary unionist" (syndicalistes révolutionnaires) . They accept the terms of the 1906 Charter of Amiens, the Charter of Lyon (1926) and the charter of Paris(1946).
They also accept the participation in the professional election and the collaboration with others unions.
- the CNT-AIT. It is the French section of the International Workers Association (IWA).
They define themselves as anarchosyndicalist, while they have clear influences from council communism, worker anarchism of the Federación Obrera Regional Argentina (FORA) and the Situationist International.
- Anarchism in France
- Confederacion General del Trabajo de España, (CGT) a Spanish anarchosyndicalist trade union
- Étienne Roda-Gil, songwriter and screenwriter
- Léo Ferré, songwriter
- CGTU, Union (1921–1936)
- René Binamé, music band
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