SATUCC Campaign on Ratification & Implementation of SADC Protocol on Employment & Labour
The Summit of the Heads of States in August 2014 signed the SADC Protocol on Employment & Labour which now awaits ratification by the member states followed by implementation.
In light of the resolutions around the Protocol made during the 9thSATUCC Delegates Congress held in August 2013 in Gaborone, Botswana, SATUCC then launched a regional campaign on the ratification and implementation of the SADC Employment and Labour Protocol in Harare, Zimbabwe on the 28th July 2014. This launching ceremony was attended by the top leaders drawn from SATUCC affiliates and other activists from the civil society organizations (CSOs) in the SADC region.
In March 2015, SATUCC convened a meeting of Trade Union researchers (from affiliates) in Gaborone, Botswana to produce an Implementation Strategy to guide the national campaigns on the Protocol by the affiliates.
SATUCC affiliates are now rolling out national campaigns towards the ratification and implementation of the Protocol. The following are the useful reference materials around the campaign on the Protocol:
- SADC Employment & Labour Protocol (English)
- SADC Employment & Labour Protocol (French)
- SADC Employment & Labour Protocol (Portuguese)
- SATUCC Implementation Strategy on the Campaign (around the Protocol)
- SATUCC brochure on the Campaign (around the Protocol)
SATUCC Human and Trade Union Rights Network
In November 2016, SATUCC established a Human and Trade Union Rights Network as a strategic way of monitoring the application of ILS and the ILO supervisory mechanisms in the SADC region.
The SATUCC Human and Trade Union Rights Network will also be utilized to provide technical support to the trade union delegates from the SADC region going to attend the annual International Labour Conferences in Geneva, SADC Employment and Labour Sector meetings and other relevant fora.
And broadly, it will be used to advance a robust workers’ solidarity in Southern Africa in response to the devastating impacts of neo-liberal globalization and more particularly in defending workers’ rights.