Nationaalarbeids secretariaat

   Trade union federation founded in 1893. Famous NAS leaders include Christiaan Cornelissen and Henk Sneevliet. The direction was syndicalist at first and later Trotskyist. The number of members was quite limited in comparison with the so cialistand religious-oriented trade unions. The NAS was liquidated in 1940 by the Nazi occupation authorities during World WarII.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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  • Trade unions —    Trade unions were founded in the 1860s in Amster dam, first by printers (in 1861) and then diamond cutters (1866). In 1869, a Dutch branch of the first International Workers Association (1860–1872) was established. Labor was organized along… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

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