Labour Confederation of St. Petersburg & Leningrad Region 189
192284 St.Petersburg
Tel/Fax: (812) 314-51-61
Contact: Anatoly V. Savitch, Deputy Chairman

The Labour Confederation of St.Petersburg and Leningrad Region (LC SPb) is the inter-region union of free trade-unions of St.Petersburg and Leningrad Region. LC SPb is a member organization of The Labour Confederation of Russia which unites the largest free trade-unions of Russia and its regions: seamen and sailors, dockers, aircraft controllers, pilots, railway workers, etc.

The delegates from 13 free trade-unions of St.Petersburg and Leningrad Region took part in the constituent assembly of LC SPb which took place on Jule 8, 1995. Today LC SPb unites 35 free trade-unions. It is one of the largest union of trade-unions of St.Petersburg and Leningrad Region. Also, LC SPb is a member of the St.Petersburg Region Tripartite commission on regulation of social-labour relations.

LC SPb bases its activities on the principle of independence from state and employers and also on the principle of equal rights and cooperation with all organizations that, not only in words but also in reality, fulfill programs of defence of interests of hired labour.

The main tasks of LC SPb are:

In February 1997 the Information Center "SST" was established to support information, publishing and training activity. Now The Information Centre "SST" issues the newsletter "NERV" ("The independent working bulletin"), methodological manuals on trade-union subjects and organizes training seminars for trade-union workers.

The organization conducts the following projects:

  1. Creation of conditions for protection of the rights of the unemployed
  2. Creation of the telecommunication centre of trade unions
  3. Creation of the centre of social partnership
  4. Perfection of system of vocational training
  5. Creation of the educational centre of trade unions, etc.

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Last updated: April, 1998