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General Confederation of Labor (Trade Union, Spain)

Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT)

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[General Confederation of Labor (Trade Union, Spain)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 05 Oct 2010

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The Spanish CGT (Union of General Labor, not to be confused with the French CGT) is another anarcho-syndicalist union that split from the CNT after a dispute about whether to receive government money in 1979. It is small, but is a functioning union, anarcho-syndicalist but more syndicalist than anarchist – as reflected in its flag not being as orthodoxly anarchist as the [plain one of the] CNT.

John Kalwai, 10 Jun 2004


Any reason for the two different shades of red?

António Martins-Tuválkin, 06 Oct 2010

The CGT's logo, visible in many places online, uses a darker shade; see the header at, for example. Its flag, of which I've found several photos, uses a (typically anarchist) bright one.

Eugene Ipavec, 06 Oct 2010


[General Confederation of Labor (Trade Union, Spain)]
image by Esteban Rivera and Eugene Ipavec, 05 Oct 2010