Labour Research July 2012

European news

French unions increase membership

Both the CGT and CFDT have recently published membership figures. And, although the two confederations use different methods to calculate their membership numbers, both show a small increase.

The CGT states that it had 681,930 members in 2010 — 1.8% more than 2009. And the CFDT says its membership was 863,674 at the end of 2011, or 1.4% more than a year earlier.