Trade unions in Albania
National organization(s)BSPSh, KSSh
Primary legislationArticle 14, Constitution (1991)[1]
International Labour Organization
Albania [2] is a member of the ILO
Convention ratification
Freedom of Association3 June 1957
Right to Organise3 June 1957

Trade unions in Albania have had an unstable existence in recent decades, mirroring the regional political turbulance in Albania. Since the 1991 defeat of the Albanian Party of Labour (APL), independent trade unions have asserted themselves,[3] with two main national trade union centres; the United Independent Albanian Trade Unions (BSPSh) and the Confederation of Trade Unions (KSSh).


  1. ^ "Article 14 [Unions]". Albania - Constitution. Archived from the original on 2007-04-16. Retrieved 2007-05-18.
  2. ^ Albania withdrew from the ILO in 1967, but returned in 1991.
  3. ^ ICTUR; et al., eds. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.