European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Established in 1973, the ETUC is recognized by the EU, the Council of Europe and EFTA as the only representative cross-sectoral trade union organization at a European level. It has grown steadily with a membership of 85 National Trade Union Confederations from 36 countries and ten European Industry Federations with a total of 60m. members. The Congress meets every four years; the 11th Statutory Congress took place in Athens in May 2011.