IndustriALL in Tanzania Sets to Recruit 5,000 Young People by June 2021

The Youth is the most vulnerable group when it comes to the world of work. They are precarious in terms of employment and unemployment. Most youth lack information about their rights and the role of trade unions in the fight of the workers' rights as well as decent living.

Members of the Tanzania IndustriALL Committee who are from IndustriALL's affiliates (TUICO 
and TAMICO) in a policy development meeting on July 03, 2020 in Dar es Salaam/Picture by Venance Majula


IndustriALL Global Union is a global union that operates in more than 140 countries globally representing 50 million workers. The union covers sectors and sub-sectors including, mining, energy, gas, metal, shipbuilding, heavy and light manufacturers.

The trade unions that are affiliates to IndustriALL in Tanzania; Tanzania Union of Industrial and CommercialWorkers (TUICO) and Tanzania Mines Energy Construction and Allied Workers Union (TAMICO), are developing IndustriALL Youth Policy that seeks to win youth’s interest to joining trade unions as well as develop strategies that will lead to recruiting more youth into trade unions.

The  policy is targeting the youth from both formal and informal sectors as well as those who are in the universities. According to the findings, the majority of trade unions, members in Tanzania are aged between 35 to 40. That means there are few young people in trade unions.

Maria Bange, Chairperson -Tanzania IndustriALL Committee chairing a policy development  meeting in Dar es Salaam on July 03, 2020/Picture by Venance Majula

“We are developing this policy targeting the young people in the formal and informal sectors as well as those who are in various universities because we believe they will later become in those sectors.” Maria Bange, Chairperson -Tanzania IndustriALL Committee

The policy is expected to be a catalyst towards attracting youth interest to join trade unions in the country where most unions have failed to organise new young entrants in the labor market as well unions' failure to encourage the already existing young workers to actively be involved in trade union activities. Developing this, Tanzania IndustriALL Youth Policy will adhere to the country's Youth Policy, ILO's policy as well as other conventions and guidelines that Tanzania has adopted.

Friedrich Mng’ong’o Head of Education, Strengthening and the Youth department at TUICO Head Office making a comment during a policy development meeting in Dar es Salaam. July 03, 2020/Picture by Venance Majula

“For example, experience from Zambia is that our colleagues are lobbying the government that trade unions be taught in schools and universities so that the young people are aware of them.” Friedrich Mng’ong’o Head of Education, Strengthening and the Youth department at TUICO Head Office.

 


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