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Centrale des syndicats démocratiques

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Centrale des syndicats démocratiques

Full name Congress of Democratic Trade Unions
Native name Centrale des syndicats démocratiques
Founded 1972
Members 62,770[1]
Country Canada
Key people François Vaudreuil, president
Office location Montreal, Quebec

The Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (French: Centrale des syndicats démocratiques or CSD) is a national trade union centre in Quebec formed on 8 June 1972 in response to a split within the Confederation of National Trade Unions Confédération des syndicats nationaux, CSN). It is the smallest of the four labour centres in Quebec, with about 4% (62,770 members) of the union membership in the province.[1]

The split was led by dissident members of the CSN executive Paul-Émile Dalpé, Jacques Dion and Amédée Daigle, referred to as the "Three Ds", who said they wanted a more democratic union body and one which would be politically neutral, as distinct from the political militancy of the CSN.[2][3] Paul-Émile Dalpé was the first president of the CSD, Dion was treasurer and Daigle was director of services. Jean-Paul Hétu was vice-president and Réal Labelle was secretary.[3][4]

Dalpé was succeeded as president by Jean-Paul Hétu[5][6] who held office until 1989, when Claude Gingras became president.


  • CSN, CSQ; Histoire du mouvement ouvrier au Québec, 150 ans de lutte, Montréal, 1984. ISBN 2-89061-006-3
  • ROUILLARD, Jacques; Le syndicalisme québécois, deux siècles d'histoire, Montréal: Boréal, 2004. ISBN 2-7646-0307-X

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the français World Heritage Encyclopedia.

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