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Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras (Trade union, Spain)

C.S. de CC.OO., Workers' Commissions

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Flag of CC.OO. - Image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 2 April 2012

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Presentation of CC.OO.

CC.OO. (website) since the 1970s has become the largest trade union in Spain. It has more than one million members and is the most successful union in labor elections, competing with the UGT (historically affiliated with the PSOE), with the CGT, usually a distant third, the CGT being a breakaway of the CNT.

Esteban Rivera, 6 October 2010

Flag of CC.OO.

The flag of CC.OO. is red with the confederation's emblem, designed in 2005-2009 by Rafael Celda y Asociados (website). The agency also designed logos for the Catalonian (four red squiggles on yellow, from the regional flag), Galician (light blue bar, from the regional flag) and Basque (four black sawpuzzle pieces - not a traditional emblem) branches of CC.OO (images).
"Comisiones Obreras" is Castillian for "workers' committees" and is abbreviated "CC.OO.", with double initials and dots, in the way plurals are usually abbreviated in Spanish typography and editorial style.

Esteban Rivera & António Martins, 2 April 2012

Former flag of CC.OO.

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Former flag of CC.OO., horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Jorge Candeias, 29 August 2003

The former flag of CC.OO. was red with the confederation's former logo. The flag was also used, to a lesser extent vetically (photo, 2002).

Jorge Candeias & Jaume Ollé, 29 August 2003

Regional branches

Comisiones Obreors de Madrid


Flag of the Madrid branch of CC.OO. - Image by Eugen Ipavec, 5 October 2010

In Madrid, CC.OO. uses a version of the flag with the seven white stars of the Community of Madrid below the writing.


Large flag of the Madrid branch of CC.OO. - Image by Eugen Ipavec, 5 October 2010

An extremely large variant of the flag was seen carried by hundreds of protesters through the streets.

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Vertical flags of the Madrid branch of CC.OO. - Images by Eugen Ipavec, 5 October 2010

The flag is also used vertically, either with the crreunt or the former logo of CC.OO.

Eugene Ipavec, 5 October 2010

Comissio Obrera Nacional de Catalunya


Flag of the Catalonian branch of CC.OO. - Image by Jaume Ollé, 29 August 2003

In Catalonia, CC.OO. uses the Catalan flag with a specific logo, but wuth the nationwide-used writing "CCOO". There is also a specific version of the flag in Galicia.

Jaume Ollé, 29 August 2003