Within the framework of the project “Strengthening organizational capacities of women trade unionists", implemented by PSI in partnership with Union to Union and the Swedish affiliate ST, 15 unionists from all PSI-affiliated unions in Tunisia organised on 24 August an advanced workshop for the mobilisation and organisation of women trade unionists.
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On 24 August 2022, all PSI-affiliated unions in Tunisia, including the Fédération Générale des Travaux publics et de l’Habitat, the Fédération Générale des Municipaux, the Fédération Générale de la Santé, the Fédération Nationale de l’Electricité et du Gaz, the Syndicat Général des Eaux, the Fédération Générale de l’Agriculture, the Fédération Générale des Plans et des Finances and the Syndicat Général de la Justice, organised an advanced workshop for the mobilisation and organisation of women trade unionists.
The workshop was held at the Majestic hotel in Tunis with the remote participation of PSI local coordinator, Mansour El Cherni, and the remote participation from Beirut of the project coordinator, Chahnaz El Zein.
The outcomes of the workshop were extensive and varied:
A committee was formed to follow up on the execution and implementation of activities and programmes related to the issuance of the texts mandated by Law No. 58 of 2017
Workplace GBV hotline: Three women trade unionists from the Fédération Générale des Travaux publics et de l’Habitat, Fédération Générale de la Santé and Fédération Nationale de l’Electricité et du Gaz, will oversee the establishment and will be running this hotline, designating a lawyer to handle cases related to gender-based violence.
Networking with civil society components to establish a lobbying force on the ground to issue the texts mandated by Law No. 58 of 2017
This workshop was announced and published through social media, and in the near future, radio and television interviews will be conducted.