ITUC // Trade Union Development Projects Directory

For trade unions, development cooperation is a part of our commitment to fight poverty, promote sustainable social development and improve working and living conditions for all.


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Trade Union Rights Centre (TURC) is a labour service NGO based in Jakarta and established in 2004 by several human rights lawyers. TURC has a mandate as a labour ‘think thank’ organisation to support the Indonesian labour movement through strengthening independent trade unions in the collective bargaining negotiation process with both parties, government and employers in order to improve social welfare.

TURC’s work focuses on the empowerment of trade unions by developing capacity building program for trade unionists on labour law, industrial relations dispute settlement, decent wages, social security, trade union leadership, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, as well as providing legal consultation and assistance for trade unionists.