Confederation of Independent Union in the Public Sector

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Confederation of Independent Union in the Public Sector
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Head Mercedita O. Naldoza
Address Room 301 Rosario Bldg. 10 Scout Chuatoco St. Roxas District, 1170 Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. No. (632) 374-2035
Fax No. (632) 371-9861

Confederation of Independent Union in the Public Sector (CIU) is a non-governmental organization that is committed in providing quality trade education, protecting the interest of the public sector workers, pro-actively participating in governmental policy formulation as well as strengthening solidarity linkages with national and international labor organizations.



The Confederation of Independent Unions in the Public Sector (CIU), is an umbrella organization of 55,000 members nationwide from Local Government Units (LGUs), National Government Agencies (NGAs), Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).


Confederation of Independent Unions, was first named Caucus of Independent Unions when it was organized on October 9, 1987 by 13 independent unions in response to the threats of anti-democratic forces against the initiating constitutional government. On November 22, 1987, it was formally organized as a “caucus” - a loose alliance of independent unions with the end in view of forging a united and stronger trade union federation of civil service employees.

In December 10,1989, founding Convention was held and attended by 150 delegates representing 18 NGA’s, 5 LGU’s 1 SUC and 1 NGO. The second and third National Convention was held in March 28,1992 and December 10,1994, respectively.

During the Third National Convention, Constitution and By-Laws was amended from CAUCUS to Confederation.

In December 10,1997, the Fourth National Convention was celebrated at the same time new sets of officers were elected. The celebration of the Fifthe National Conevention took event in December 10,2000.

Programs and Services

Among the programs of CIU in education includes: Regular Courses; Basic Orientation Seminar (BOS); Trade Union Leadership and Adminisration (TULA); and Basic Political Education (BPE).

It also has programs in skills training like: Publication and Media Relations Training; Trainors Training for Educators; Trainors Training for Organizers; Financial Management Training; Paralegal Training; Campaign Management, Mobilization and Lobbying Training; and, Collective Bargaining Skills Training.

It also conducts symposiium and forum on current issues, policy conferences, and study circles.

CAUCUS, is CIU’s official publication.


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