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
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
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
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.
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
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
Trade unions are important actors not only with regard to issues relating to the quality of work itself (across different countries). more
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.