• Methods to support trade union transformation: the Power Resources Approach

    With the "Trade Unions in Transformation" project, FES aims at shifting the narrative about trade unions: Contrary to conventional wisdom, unions do have agency and power, which comes in different forms and shapes.


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  • Beyond Decent Work: Fighting for Unions and Equality in Africa

    Key note speech by Prof. Lucien van der Walt, Rhodes University during the "Strategy Conference on Trade Union Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018"


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  • Monday, 29.10.18 to Friday, 02.11.18 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Building Pressure from below: transformation of trade unions – trade unions shaping transformation

    Short video documentary about FES Africa’s “Strategy Conference on Trade Union Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa.


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  • What is a Global Framework Agreement?

    The following animated video will explain what a Global Framework Agreement (GFA) is, using the example of the GFA between UNI Global Union and the South African. It is also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.


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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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  • Our latest Events

    Take a look at our recent and upcoming Events.


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  • Internships at FES TUCC

    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
www.fes-tucc.org

Trade Unions
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Trade Unions

Trade unions have been facing rapid globalisation with markets dominated by multinational enterprises and neo-liberal economic policies since the 1990s.
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Enhancing Social Dialogue in MNCs
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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.).
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Data collection / Strategic Corporate Research
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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).
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Sub-Saharan Africa Energy Network (SSAEN)

The Sub Saharan African Energy Network (SSAEN) is an African Labor Energy initiative to develop labour perspective on energy in Africa. The aim is formulating labour perspective to engage policy makers at regional, sub-regional and national level.
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Global Labour University (GLU)
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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.
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GUF Programme
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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).
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Economic, social and environmental challenges
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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).
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FES TUCC on Facebook

FES TUCC on Facebook

Follow FES TUCC on Facebook and stay informed on the latest news and updates in the work of FES TUCC.
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Upcoming Events

10 – 12 July 2019: IndustriALL Youth Symposium Tanzania

15 – 19 July 2019: Pick ‘n Pay UNI Network Meeting in Zambia

23 – 26 July 2019: IndustriALL Youth Symposium Durban, South Africa

29 July – 2 August 2019: BWI Chinese MNC Network Meeting

19 – 21 August 2019: BWI Global Cement Conference Abuja, Nigeria

20 -21 August 2019: IndustriALL Crossing the Divide, Johannesburg, South Africa

27 - 29 August 2019: IndustriALL Youth Symposium, Gaborone, Botswana

25 - 27 September 2019: Just Transition policy Workshop and Pre COP-Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa

Publications

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Financial reporting: 15 key terms to get you started

"Expanding your practical knowledge of the financial terms corporate companies use will enable you to read annual reports and corporate documents....


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Chinese MNCs in Africa. Edition 2018

Socio-Politico-Economic & Cultural Perspectives


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African Trade Union Alumni Conference 2018

The Global Labour University at the University of the Witwatersrand (GLU Wits) hosted its annual African Trade Union Alumni Conference in November 2018. The conference brought past students and participants of GLU programmes back to the university to present and discuss their latest research work.

The conference was partnered by the FES Trade Union Competence Centre for Sub-Saharan Africa (FES TUCC).

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