Why the CSN ?

One of the CSN’s major strengths lies in the autonomy of all its affiliated unions representing more than 300,000 members.

This autonomy stems primarily from the fact that at the CSN—unlike the situation existing in other labour organizations—local unions and their members are issued their own certification by la Commission des relations du travail (CRT). This certification is in fact the “legal document” that grants the union all of its powers, including the power to negotiate a collective agreement.

The autonomy of local unions and their members’ powers
The bonds of solidarity
The professional defence fund
Services offered by the CSN