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Principles: solidarity, class struggle, internationalism, horizontality and federalism, independence, direct action, anti-fascism


Our primary objective is to contribute to a profound economic and social transformation throughout the planet.


The ICL brings together a number of anarcho-syndicalist and revolutionary unions from around the world


IP (Inicjatywa Pracownicza) Anarcho-syndycalist trade union founded in 2001.

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FAU (Freie Arbeiterinnen- und Arbeiter Union) Anarcho-syndicalist organization founded in 1977.



FORA (Federación Obrera Regional Argentina) Anarcho-syndicalist organization founded in 1901.


ESE (Libertarian Syndicalist Union of Athens) Anarcho-syndicalist organization of Greece.



CNT (Confederación Nacional del Trabajo) Anarcho-syndicalist organization founded in 1910.



USI (Unione Sindacale italiana) Anarcho-syndicalist organization founded in 1912.



IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) International labor union revolutionary that was founded in 1905 present in countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Canada, Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom


International Confederation of Labor

The Inaugural Congress of ICL (International Confederation of Labour) was held in Parma, Italy, between 11 and 14 May 2018. As a result, we are happy to announce the formation of the ICL, an international working class organisation.

The ICL brings together a number of anarcho-syndicalist and revolutionary unions from around the world. It is born out of their desire for closer collaboration and to add an international dimension to their local work, which will allow them to coordinate with comrades around the world and make their struggles visible to a global audience.

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International Confederation of Labour

Anarcho-syndicalist and revolutionary unions

Conference of grassroots unions in the German educational sector

In mid-November 2018, Germany’s anarcho-syndicalist workers union, the Free Workers Union (FAU), organised a conference in Jena / Thuringia on working and organising in the educational sector with a focus on higher education. Several grassroots initiatives and unions responded to the call and attended the conference, also FAU’s Polish sister union, the Workers’ Initiative (IP). […]

Riders across Europe unite to form the Transnational Federation of Couriers

  These companies operate on a transnational level, so we need to resist them on a transnational level.” (IWW Courier Network member) Since 2016 riders for “gig economy” platforms have been organising for better working conditions across Europe and beyond to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Argentina and Australia, grabbing media headlines with their demonstrations and strikes. […]

[FOB] Reformism surrenders to state fascism

“No one in the world, no one in history, has achieved freedom by appealing to the moral sense of his oppressor” Assata Shakur Another electoral farce is over. This time, with large national and state victories for a fascist gang, actively fostered by the reformism of the institutional left. The reformists have defended their much-loved […]

IWW – Solidarity with Swedish Workers

ICL, the International Confederation of Labour, endorses the solidarity statement by our North American section, IWW-Nara, in support of the Swedish workers fighting proposed labour legislation. It’s been obvious for a long time that social democrat parties and business unions side with the capitalist class against the interests of the workers, worldwide. What’s happening in […]

The ICL as an educational institution

German version below The ICL as an educational institution – The FAU benefits from an intensified exchange of knowledge within the new International On May 13, 2018, the International Confederation of Labor (ICL) was founded in Parma. An important focus of this new international association of syndicalism is the exchange of knowledge, educational concepts and […]

IWW Affiliates to International Confederation Labor CHICAGO- In its annual referendum, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) North American Regional Administration voted overwhelmingly to officially join the recently formed International Confederation of Labor (ICL). The ICL is an international organization linking together revolutionary unions in eight different countries in Europe, Latin America, and North America. The focus of the […]

[Argentina] Against the stigmatization and persecution of those who fight

In view of the latest repressive onslaught and the criminalization of protest, the undersigning human rights, social, feminist, political and union organizations strongly repudiate the actions of the Federal Police, headed by the Minister Patricia Bullrich and the Macri administration. This time, the excuse for the new campaign of stigmatization and criminalization that the government […]

The ICL stands for the solidarity of all working people

The International Confederation of Labor stands for the solidarity of all working people and against any kind of state repression. Prisons are used as a vital component of the carceral state that targets a whole segment of the population: poor people, particularly black and brown. The solution is for us to organize a working-class movement […]

Foundation of the International Confederation of Labor (CIT-ICL) in Parma

Cheers and applause greeted the international trade union confederation ILC that was founded in Parma, Italy, on 13 May 2018. For days, delegates from seven countries had discussed statutes and priorities, paving the way for a new militant International of syndicalist unions, to counter globalized capitalism and the authoritarian developments in Europe and the Americas. […]