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  • FES Trade Union Competence Centre

    The Trade Union Comeptence Centre is the FES’ regional trade union project for Sub-Saharan Africa.


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    Take a look at our recent and upcoming Events.


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    The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung's Trade Union Competence Centre for Sub-Saharan Africa (FES TUCC) offers internships of two to four months.


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FES Trade Union Competence Centre

34, Bompas Road
Dunkeld West
Johannesburg

+27-11 341 0270
+27-11 341 0271
info(at)fes-southafrica.org

Trade Unions
Project

Trade Unions

Trade unions have been facing rapid globalisation with markets dominated by multinational enterprises and neo-liberal economic policies since the 1990s. more

Enhancing Social Dialogue in MNCs
Project

Enhancing Social Dialogue in MNCs

Multinational corporations from the countries of the North, but also from the countries of the South (China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, Morocco, etc.). more

Data collection / Strategic Corporate Research
Project

Data collection / Strategic Corporate Research

Almost all activities of the FES TU Competence Centre for Sub Sahara Africa are in need of intense background research. Hence, we work together with the Cape Town based Labour Research Service (LRS). more

Southern African Energy Network (SAEN)
Project

Southern African Energy Network (SAEN)

The Southern African Energy Network (SEAN) consists of 11 trade unions from SADC countries that organize in the energy sector. more

Global Labour University (GLU)
Project

Global Labour University (GLU)

Neoliberal globalisation has had devastating consequences in Africa and other parts of the global South. The opening up of markets affected nascent domestic industries as they could not compete against inflows of cheap goods. more

GUF Programme
Project

GUF Programme

The Trade Union Competence Centre (TUCC) also advises on all activities the FES country offices in Sub-Saharan Africa are conducting as part of FES’s “International Trade Union Policy Programmes” in collaboration with the Global Union Federations (GUFs). more

Economic, social and environmental challenges
Project

Economic, social and environmental challenges

Trade unions are important actors not only with regard to issues relating to the quality of work itself (across different countries). more

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Upcoming Events

23-26 October 2017

  • Reform of Trade Union Structures Conference and GLU Alumni Meeting

2 October 2017

  • UNI-Africa Massmart Shop Stewards Alliance Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa

8 August 2017, Workshop invitation

  • Crossing the Divide: Precarious Work and the Future of Labour, Johannesburg, South Africa

24-28 July 2017

  • ITF Hubs And Transport Corridors Regional Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa

3-4 July 2017

  • UNI-Africa Pick And Pay Shop Stewards Alliance Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa

7-9 June 2017

  • ITUC Climate Change Regional Workshop On Policy Development, Johannesburg, South Africa

Publications

11.10.2017 | Publication

Future energy policy in Southern Africa : What role for trade unions?

The booklet "Future Energy Policy in Southern Africa – What Role for Trade Unions"?


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20.09.2017 | Publication

"Modern slavery in company operations & supply chains", a review of current legislations towards an intl. framework

This paper sets out what leading governments are already doing to insist global business does more to eradicate modern slavery.


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