The Central Council of Trade Unions (1945 - 1952) (ÚRO) (Czech : Ústřední rada odborů) was a unified trade union in Czechoslovakia originally founded in the late stages of the Nazi occupation as part of the resistance. The Czech National Council authorized the Central Council of Trade Unions to take over all trade unions and property on May 6, 1945, which was confirmed by the Ministry of the Interior on May 19, 1945. The Proclamation of the Central Council of the Trade Unions was published on May 15, 1945, a day after ÚRO leaders met with Prime Minister Zdeněk Fierlinger to discuss the roles of the trade unions in the newly reestablished republic. The ÚRO supported the Communist Party during the February 1948 coup. The ÚRO governed the Revolutionary Trade Union Movement after its establishment in 1946 and was recognized as the supreme body of health insurance in 1951. The ÚRO voted itself out of existence in July 1952, when guidance of individual trade unions was divided among government ministries.