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Confederación Intersindical Galega

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[Galician Unions' Confederation (Galicia, Spain)]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 09 Jan 2009
[Galician Unions' Confederation (Galicia, Spain)]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Sep 2008

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Photo report of demonstration in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Kingdom of Spain, May 4th 2003, can be seen at the CIG website. In the slideshow, among the several photos with flags, we can see those of: Galicia (nationalist version), Confederación Intersindical Galega (Galician Unions' Confederation), Galiza Nova (Young Galicia, young nationalists), Nunca Máis (protest flag about the "Prestige" accident), and even a Spanish Republican flag (without CoA).

Francisco Santos, 09 May 2003

Galician Unions' Confederation looks like a demonstration banner, held on both ends (and at several midpoints) rather than a flag.

Santiago Dotor, 12 May 2003


[Galician Unions' Confederation (Galicia, Spain)]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Jan 2009

Yes, in photos of CIG (Galician Unions' Confederation) slideshows there are many demonstration banners. But we can see also flags of CIG, mostly with the letters in yellow. However, the logo-flag (nationalist Galicia+CIG) at CIG website) presents that flag drawing with the letters in white. I tried to reproduce both cases, based on observation of photos and logos at CIG website. The flag with the white letters seems to have a red which is not the usual "unions' red," [~204:0:51].

Francisco Santos, 12 May 2003

I see also this flag with letters in center (white letters), that is widely used, and vertical flags with white vertical inscription, but the red flag with white letters in canton I believe that is the official one. My daugther can see also this supposed official flag last week in union hedquarters, when, for a week, was a volunteer to clean fuel-oil (xapapote) in Carnota Beach, but she can't obtain official confirmation (no one that was present, know the rules about flag, if it exist).

Jaume Ollé, 12 May 2003

This is a Galician left-wing nationalist trade union, created in 1994 by merger of previous like-minded orgranizations. More details at Wikipedia and at the official web site (in Galician).

Its flag, as shown at official website (direct image link) is red with the lettering logo in white at the upper hoist (in modified Soviet style). The logo consists of the letters "CIG" in a very stylized sans-serif extra-open style, the "G" made from two separate parts — one identical to the "C."

Actual flags in use seem to have larger logos, taking up some times a full quarter of the flag area, or even more, and the full name of the union in small while letters below it: photo, photo, photo, photo. The letters/logo may also be yellow, and in varying sizes: photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo …sometimes with black drop shadow and small black letters: photo, photo. There are also logos on plain white flags: photo, photo. (Here is what seems to be the flag of the metallurgy section of the union; see photo, photo – also, the feminist section, with red logo inside purple Venus sign: photo)

Flagoid representation of the union flag including yellow letters and star for utmost Soviet style; red with large logo overall: photo.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Sep 2008