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UGT trade union (Portugal)

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[UGT flag]
by Jorge Candeias, 04 May 2003
See also:
  • Portuguese trade unionʼs flags
  • Portuguese political flags

  • Presentation

    The second major trade union confederation in Portugal is União Geral de Trabalhores (UGT - General Workerʼs Union) and was born in 1975 from a fraction in CGTP-IN that included unions connected with the Socialist and Social-Democratic parties. (Interestingly, and despite these being the two major parties in Portugal, UGT remained smaller than CGTP to this day.)
    Jorge Candeias, 04 May 2003

    Statuesʼ quote

    UGT has its symbols defined in its statutes, to be found at (my translation):

    Article 2.
    Sigla and symbols

    The General Workerʼs Union adopts the sigla UGT and has as symbol two shaking right hands, with the back of one of them overlapping the palm of the other one, over in a background bordered black.

    Article 3.
    Flag and hymn

    1 - The flag of UGT is composed by a red rectangle that contains in its center, in relief, the symbol, above which, also in relief, lies the sigla, in black. Below the symbol will be the expression «Portugal» and, for the length of the rectangle, in white, the designation «União Geral de Trabalhadores».

    Jorge Candeias, 04 May 2003