GUF Programme

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Global Union Federations (GUFs) In Sub-Sahara Africa

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). The Competence Centre is also the responsible implementation office for activities which take place in South Africa under that particular programme. Beyond this the FES TUCC helps the African regional offices of the GUFs – amongst the TUCC’s main partner organisations – to coordinate their activities, campaigns and projects in an annual GUF Forum.


Worldwide trade union activities through the Global Trade Union project

Partners are the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), all global trade union conferderations, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)


Supra-national trade union activities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europa, South-East Europe

Partners are national umbrella organisations, regional structures of the International Trade Union Confederation and the global trade union confederations


Local/National trade union activities through approximately 100 FES country offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America, The Middle East and North Africa, and Central/Eastern and South-East Europe Partners are primarily national trade union confederations, but also sector organisations and occasionally individual trade union

Video: 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.

Video: Ce qu'est un accord-cadre international? (available in French)

La vidéo animée suivante expliquera ce qu'est un accord-cadre international (Global Framework Agreement - GFA). En se servant de l'exemple de l'aci entre UNI Global Union et Shoprite.

Video: O que é um Acordo Marco Global? (available in Portuguese)

O seguinte vídeo explicará o que é um Acordo Marco Global usando o exemplo do acordo entre o sindicato global uni e a empresa shoprite.

¿Qué es un Acuerdo Marco Internacional? (available in Spanish)

El siguiente video animado explicará qué es un Acuerdo Marco Internacional (AMI), cómo funciona y cómo puede beneficiar a los trabajadores y a las empresas utilizando el ejemplo del AMI firmado entre la UNI Global Union y la empresa sudaficana Shoprite.

Nini maana ya Mkataba wa Mwongozo wa Kimataifa?

Ifuatayo ni video iliyotengenezwa kwa kutumia vibonzo inayoelezea maana ya Mkataba wa Mwongozo wa Kimataifa, kwa kutumia mfano wa Mkataba wa Mwongozo wa Kimataifa kati ya Chama cha Wafanyakazi cha Kimataifa cha UNI na muuzaji wa Shoprite Afrika Kusini.

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