Wednesday, 21 February 2018


EATUC in collaboration together with ILO- ACTRAV and LO-FTF Council, had the pleasure of hosting a Global Workshop on Organizing Informal Economy Workers in The Trade Union Movement on 23rd and 24th October,2017 in Arusha - Tanzania. The workshop brought together participants from 16 countries of Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe and Africa.

In light of the adoption of Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation (No.204) in 2015, this meeting offered key workers’ representatives from 16 selected countries the opportunity to exchange views and experiences and also discuss possible strategies on how to organize Informal Economy workers and operators in existing structures of Trade Unions.

The workshop had a special session with Danish Ambassador to Tanzania who shared his thoughts on Social Dialogue and why informal economy is a priority to sustainable economic development. 


East African Trade Union Confederation (EATUC) and East African Employers Organization (EAEO) Secretariats in collaboration with their cooperatinng partners Danish Industry (DI) and LO-FTF Council organized a two day Regional Conference on Social Dialogue in East Africa from 7th to 8th September 2017 in Arusha Tanzania

The regional conference brought together more than thirty participants, including the CEOs/Executive Directors from employer’s organizations, Secretaries General from trade unions confederations, national project coordinators of social dialogue project, representatives from DI/LO-FTF Council and EAC Secretariat.

The main objective of the meeting was  to provide a platform to present EAEO/EATUC joint position paper on portability of social security benefits to the political leaders for discussion and adoption as well to discuss general performance of the social dialogue project. Additionally, the meeting also focused on providing guidance to EAEO/EATUC for forthcoming engagement as well to revise the work plan for national activities for 2017 and develop the new work plan for 2018


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