Sunday, 17 December 2017



The East African Trade Union Confederation (EATUC), the East African Employers Organization (EAEO) in collaboration with their international partners namely the Danish Industry and LO/FTF Council organized a two day Conference Launch of Joint Social Dialogue Three Year Project which took place on 8th – 9th at Mount Meru Hotel Arusha Tanzania


During his opening remarks EATUC Chairman Bro Francis Atwoli said, evidence elsewhere has shown that at the regional level social dialogue plays an essential role in advancing regional social model, delivering benefits for workers and employers to the economy and society as a whole and I am glad that the EAC together with workers and employers are leading by example. The next three years, the project will help us build strong ties between workers and employers with involvement of management and labour in shaping and implementing EAC employment and social policies.


Chairman said building a single market through strengthening Social Dialogue both at EAC and the national level is achievable if we are to prevent divisions between capital and labour. More than ever, EAC needs a cross-industry and sectoral dialogue a well as dialogue with individual enterprises. EATUC and EAEO have an important responsibility to address the key structural challenges facing EAC today and in the future for our regional posterity.


Chairman urged to always appreciate our rallying call that Social Dialogue remains the most fundamental component towards an integrated social dimension into regional integration.


Chairman concluded his opening remarks by thanked LOFTF Council and Danish Industry for securing the full project funding from Danida and promised to carefully utilize the support for the intended purpose.


With a view to boosting the momentum of the free movement of labour across the East African Community (EAC) block thereby increasing the regional integration and the prospects for economic growth, a pilot project on promotion of Social Dialogue in East Africa has been implemented by the Employers Organizations and Trade Unions from 2014 to 2015 in supporting the implementation of key elements of the EAC Common Market Protocol in general and the free movement of labour in particular.


The overall objective of the Joint Social Dialogue Three Year Project starting from 2016 to 2019 is that social partners in East Africa contribute to the free movement of labour in the EAC and thereby increase regional integration and economic growth trends


During the Conference the Memorandum of Understanding for the Joint Social Dialogue Three Year Project was signed between EATUC, EAEO, The Danish Industry and LOFTF Council


The Conference was attended by EATUC Chairman Bro.Francis Atwoli, Chairperson of EAEO Madam rosemary SSenabulya , Secretary Generals from all six EATUC affiliates, CEOs from all six Employers Organizations, National Project Coordinators from Employers Organizations and Trade Unions namerly; COSYBU & AEB (Burundi), COTU-K & FKE (Kenya), ATE & TUCTA (Tanzania Mainland), ZANEMA & ZATUC (Zanzibar), PSF & CESTRAR (Rwanda), FUE & NOTU ( Uganda) and representatives from cooperating partners, LOFTF Council, The Danish Industry, APAK, ILO and EAC. More than forty participants attended the Conference.


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