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Pronunciation: /sɛ̃dika/

Translation of syndicat in English:

nom masculin


syndicat agricole

  • farmers' union

syndicat du crime

syndicat financier

syndicat de fonctionnaires

  • civil service union

syndicat d'initiative

syndicat intercommunal

  • association of communes (in France)

syndicat ouvrier

syndicat patronal

  • employers' association

syndicat professionnel

syndicat de propriétaires

  • association of property owners
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Cultural Note: Syndicats

Although it plays a less central role than in the first half of the 20th century with only 10% of employees unionized, the trade union movement is still a significant actor in French public life and has considerable power and influence. The unions which have the broadest national base are the CGT (traditionally allied with the parti communiste), the CFDT (traditionally allied with the parti socialiste), FO, the CFTC, the CGC and the FEN. There is also an employers' association, the MEDEF. MEDEF

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