Human and trade union rights 11th ICFTU world congress, Mexico City, 17-25 October 1975. by International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

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Published by The Confederation in Brussels .

Written in English

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  • Freedom of association -- Congresses,
  • Labor unions -- Congresses,
  • Civil rights -- Congresses

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Issued also in French.

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LC ClassificationsJC607 I57 1976a
The Physical Object
Pagination45 p.
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20645075M

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