Trade Unions Campaigning for Democracy and Quality Public Services for all

Unions harnessing the leadership potential of a gender-balanced collective to champion workers’ rights.

Swaziland’s Health system is collapsing with facilities severely under resourced. There is also increasing privatisation in the health sector. The work on trade union rights is exceptionally important as unions have faced police violence while on strike for an increase in public sector wages.

The project aims to support trade union leadership on enhanced bargaining and organisational capacity in order to ensure stronger trade unions in Swaziland. The projects aims to see an increased number of women in leadership positions in all structures of the union and focuses on capacity building for women trade unionists. Finally, the protection of trade union rights is also an important aspect of the project.

In 2019, our Quality Health for all Campaign led to three meetings with the Minister of Health.