The International Metalworkers' Federation boasts more than 200 affiliated unions in 100 countries and represents the interests of 25 million metalworkers worldwide.
Our key decision-making body is Congress, which meets once every four years and agrees to an action programme which sets out the long-term aims and goals of our work. All affiliates have the right to send delegates to Congress.
Congress also determines the Rules of the organisation, indicating how the IMF is run.
The Central Committee meets once every two years and is responsible for all decisions made between Congresses.
The Congress elects the President and the General Secretary of the IMF and the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee consists of 25 members, including at least six women, and meets twice a year. All regions in the world are represented in the ExComm.
The Finance Committee consists of six members from the Executive Committee, plus the IMF President, Vice President and General Secretary. This Committee makes recommendations about financial planning and examines the IMF annual budget.
The Secretariat carries out the decisions made by Congress and the Central Committee. It is managed by the General Secretary.
IMF activities are primarily financed by affiliation fees from its member organisations.