Tunisian General Labour Union
Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail
January 20, 1946
Hassine Abassi, secretary general
www .ugtt .org .tn
Tunisian General Labour Union ( French: , Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail UGTT) is a national trade union center in Tunisia. It has a membership of 517,000 and was founded January 20, 1946. [1 ]
The UGTT is affiliated with the
International Trade Union Confederation and the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions.
The UGTT worked together with the
Tunisian Human Rights League, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers – collectively labelled the National Dialogue Quartet – to address the national discord following the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. The National Dialogue Quartet was announced as the laureate of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia". [2 ]
Tunisian intellectual and Professor of Arabic Literature at Oxford University, Dr. Mohamed-Salah Omri, recently discussed the role of the UGTT throughout the Jasmine Revolution and transition period in a recent journal publication titled, "No Ordinary Union: The Role of the UGTT in the Tunisian path to revolution and transition" (Workers of the World, Volume I, Number 7, November 2015).
Chairman (secretaries-general) [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.
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