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SMUV/FTMH/FMLO (trade union, Switzerland)

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[SMUV/FTMH/FMLO] [SMUV/FTMH/FMLO] images by M. Schmöger, 21 January 2016
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About the Flag

SMUV (Schweizerischer Metall- und Uhrenarbeiterverband, later Gewerkschaft Industrie, Gewerbe, Dienstleistungen)
FTMH (Fédération suisse des travailleurs de la métallurgie et de l'horlogerie, later Syndicat de l'industrie, de la construction et des services)
FMLO (Federazione svizzera dei lavoratori metallurgici e orologiai, later Sindacato dell'industria, della costruzione e dei servizi)
(= Swiss Union of Metal and Horology Workers, later Trade Union Industry, Construction and Services)

The SMUV/FTMH/FMLO was founded in 1915 and adopted its later name in 1992 (but kept the old abbreviations). In 2004, it merged with VHTL/FCTA, unia, GBI/SIB/SEI and "actions" to form the new trade union "Unia". It was active among metal workers and clock workers.

The logo in the 1980s and 1990s showed a white demi-cogwheel combined with a stylized clock (the hands in black or red) on a grey field; to the left the abbreviations in three languages in black.

One flag used this logo on a red field; in this case, the clock arms were black [1,2,3,4,5,6,7].

Another flag showed the logo on a white field; in this case, the clock arms were red [1,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16].

[1] Auderset, P & Enckell, M (2014) Sous le drapeau syndical 1845-2014: les syndicats vaudois et leurs emblèmes. Lausanne (Musée Cantonal d'Archéologie et d'Histoire), p. 140.

M. Schmöger, 21 January 2016