Module 7 - Social dialogue and SSTC: a workers’ perspective

a. Introductory Text
The ILO promotes initiatives aimed at strengthening workers' organizations, including the development of effective trade union policies and strategies for the protection and promotion of fundamental workers' rights. Likewise, Initiatives of the SSTC aimed at strengthening workers' organizations have also been promoted. Some of them are:
- Global Labour University (GLU);
- COSATU, CUT, etc;
- ILO-ACTRAV and ACFTU SSTC project to strengthen the technical capacities of union leaders and activists in the Asia- Pacific region for developing effective trade union policies and strategies on protecting and promoting fundamental rights of their members.
The internationalism of the Trade Union movement pays special attention on the South-South cooperation with a common goal: sustainable development including four dimensions at the same time –social, economic, environmental and politic–, and, in addition, from the Decent Work approach.
Trade Unions need to work together through a strong South-South network for finding common solutions for common challenges. This Academy, from the social innovation approach, will allow to reinforce the South-South cooperation firstly through IBSA countries (India, Brazil, and South Africa) and then through exchanges of experiences among Regions and inside Regions.
b. Videos
d. Suggestive Questions
Think about the questions presented below. They were elaborated to encourage participants to express their views, concerns and needs. Write your answers to the questions in the discussion forum located in the bottom of the page.
1) Is SSTC a path for sustainable development?
2) How can trade unions facilitate the strengthening of SSTC?
3) What kind of conditionality should SSTC have, from the trade union point of view?

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