V. I.   Lenin

Remarks on Draft Regulations Concerning
The Bureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Group at the All-Russia Central Council of Trade Unions[2]

Written: Written December, not before 4, 1919
Published: First published in 1963 in the Fifth Russian Edition of the Collected Works, Vol. 39. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, UNAVAILABLE, UNAVAILABLE, Moscow, Volume 42, page 152a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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1) Both Comrade Tomsky and the whole Bureau of the All-Russia C.C.T.U. group (this Bureau must be endorsed by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.) are to be invited without fail to the meetings of the Organising Bureau of the C.C., R.C.P. when any question concerning the trade union movement is under discussion.

2) The bureau of the A.C.C.T.U. group works out a detailed charter of its relationships with the Orgbureau of the C.C. This charter to be endorsed by the Orgbureau.

3) The "Regulations on the R.C.P. Group of the A.C.C.T.U." to be amended as follows
      in § 1 the word "guiding" to be thrown out[3]
      in § 3[4] and ? the word “C.C.” (of the unions) to be inserted. Revise everything relating to the wording of the different paragraphs[1]
      revise in the above order, accepting the draft as a basis, and making only editorial corrections.


[1] The text from the world “amended” was crossed out in the manuscript by Lenin.—Ed.

[2] Lenin’s remarks were used as a basis for the decision of the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) which discussed the Draft Regulations at its meeting on December 27, 1919.—Ed.

[3] § 1 of the Draft Regulations stated that the R.C.P. group at the A.C.C.TU. was the guiding Party organisation of the entire Russian trade union movement. —Ed.

[4] § 3 of the Draft Regulations read as follows: "“With a view to co-ordinating the actions of all the all-Russia industrial unions and carrying out the line of the Communist Party in the trade union movement in a more effective and organised manner, all existing and newly created Party groups in the all-Russia industrial unions shall be directly subordinated to the Party Group at the A.C.C.T.U.” —Ed.

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