ISTAS was founded in 1996 by Spanish Trade Union "Comisiones Obreras" (CC.OO.) and is part of a collective effort to achieve a society of free and equal citizens based upon solidarity, fair social progress and environmentally sustainable development.
ISTAS is a technical and scientific organization and it works in conformity with the following principles:
- Service to workers
- Technical and scientific accuracy
- Technical and operative self-management
- Correspondence with Spanish Trade Union "Comisiones Obreras" (CC.OO.) goals and strategies
ISTAS’ legal status is that of a non-profit, self-managed labour foundation supported by Spanish Trade Union "Comisiones Obreras" (CC.OO.), under the authority of the Ministry of Labour. Registration data can be reviewed in the document: Legal and Fiscal Identification.
Guidelines, work plans, accounts, financial statements and management of the foundation are supervised by a Board of Directors that also sets the priorities and tasks and approves budgetary assignments.
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