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Burma: Strengthening Trade union Capacity and Worker Voice

duration: 11 months 30 days (From 2 February 2021 to 31 January 2022)
budget: not communicated

Project description
To strengthen their structural and operational capacity to defend worker rights, the Center will provide training, mentoring, and research support to workplace-level unions and union upper structures in Burma. The Center will identify and cultivate key leaders, staff, and activists within union federation structures, labor NGOs, and workplace-level unions to become effective trainers, mentors, and organizers. The Center will also develop model structures and language for union constitutions, which are critical to building a democratic union movement capable of improving working conditions in the future.

Objective 1: To strengthen the structural, democratic, and operational capacity of workplace-level trade unions and union upper structures to defend worker rights

Objective 2: To identify and cultivate key union leaders, staff, and allies to become effective trainers, mentors, and organizers