Building stronger unions in the global south: a new TUC strategy
The TUC is today (Thursday 9 December) launching its new four year strategy for international development. Global solidarity, global justice sets out the TUC’s vision and goals for 2011-2015, together with four priority areas of activity, and building stronger unions is a key element of the strategy. Trade unions empower workers to combat poverty both for their members and also for their families and communities, as well as fighting for the democratic rights that allow countries as a whole to escape from poverty. One of the TUC’s main priorities will be developing the capability of unions to recruit more members, and another will be ensuring that multinationals operating in the UK allow freedom of association throughout their supply chains. Stronger unions mean poverty is reduced, and stronger unions anywhere make for stronger unions everywhere.