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Swiss Trade Union Federation

Founded in 1880, the Swiss Trade Union Federation is the largest union umbrella organisation. It includes 16 unions representing about 380,000 members. Another umbrella organisation – Travail.Suisse – has 13 unions representing about 160,000 members. The Swiss Trade Union Federation has traditionally been close to the Social Democrat movement, while Travail.Suisse comprises unions that have a Christian leaning.

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