Tunisia

Tunisia, worker rights, gender-based violence t work, unions, Solidarity Center

Women union members in Tunisia campaign to support an end to gender-based violence at work, efforts supported by the Solidarity Center. Credit: Media Makhlouf

The Solidarity Center in Tunisia works with labor unions to strengthen their capacity to respond to workers’ needs and promote their rights.

The Solidarity Center supports the efforts of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), a 2015 co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for its role in brokering a peaceful path to democracy, in establishing true democracy in the country.

The Solidarity Center also assists the UGTT address the urgent need to engage with and reach out to workers by empowering women and young workers to become more active trade union members, campaign for worker rights and democracy and take part in high-level union leadership.

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Trade Unions Organizing Workers “Informalized from Above”: Case Studies from Cambodia, Colombia, South Africa and Tunisia (Rutgers, 2013)

Four case studies examine successful union organizing among workers whose jobs have been privatized, outsourced or contracted out. This Solidarity Center report is part of a multiyear research project, funded by the U.S. Agency forInternational Development, to study...

Current State of the Informal Economy in Tunisia as Seen through Its Stakeholders: Facts and Alternatives (June 2014)

A new Solidarity Center study takes a close look at the factors fueling the massive growth of Tunisia’s informal economy, and recommends actions to help shift workers in the precarious informal sector to jobs with health coverage and other social benefits. Download...

TUNISIAN WOMEN: Sustaining the Fight for Equal Rights (2013)

In 2011, Tunisian women helped spur protests and end autocratic regimes in Tunisia and throughout the Arabic-speaking world. Today, a Solidarity Center report finds Tunisian women remain in the forefront of ensuring democratic change in their country during the...
Union Win: No Layoffs in Tunisia Private-Sector in COVID-19

Union Win: No Layoffs in Tunisia Private-Sector in COVID-19

Some 1.5 million workers across Tunisia’s private sector will not lose their jobs and will be paid during COVID-19-related closures, following a landmark agreement between the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and...

Union Women Rock 16 Days of Activism Against GBVH

Union Women Rock 16 Days of Activism Against GBVH

During the recent 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, workers and their unions from Honduras to Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nigeria and Bangladesh made big gains raising awareness about gender-based violence and harassment at work (GBVH) and demanding that...

Union Women Rock 16 Days of Activism Against GBVH

Union Women Rock 16 Days of Activism Against GBVH

During the recent 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, workers and their unions from Honduras to Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nigeria and Bangladesh made big gains raising awareness about gender-based violence and harassment at work (GBVH) and demanding that...

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