Trade Unions as Collective Actors

FES has its roots in the German workers' movement. Its mandate is to strengthen trade unions as an independent, democratic voice for all workers, formal and informal.

Trade unions are under pressure. While challenges, such as automation and digitalization, range from the changing nature of the labor market, to economic liberalization and austerity to declining membership and climate change, Trade unions struggle with undergoing relevant changes, some being, becoming younger and more feminine.

We support trade unions in making political contributions to the future of the nation’s development model and a ‘Just Transition', that is, to go beyond 'bread-and-butter' issues. We also work with the trade unions on innovative ways to include informal workers, especially women, in their organizational structures. Thirdly, we want to give a stronger voice to women and young people in the Tanzanian trade union movement. 


25.04.2024 | Event

As Tanzania prepares to shape its future through the Development Vision 2025-2050, attention is focused on key areas like infrastructure, agriculture,…


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FES, in collaboration with the Just City Platform’s Housing Working Group and Ardhi University (ARU), hosted a hackathon to empower young people to…


Tuesday, 08.08.2023 - Tuesday, 05.09.2023 | Event

Are you passionate about creating just cities and improving living conditions for all Tanzanians? Do you have innovative ideas and problem-solving…


Latest Publications

Saturday, 17.06.2023 - Sunday, 18.06.2023 - Dodoma, Tanzania | Publication, Event

To build awareness of members of the Governance, Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee about upcoming amendments to increase the political…


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To support the renewal of an affordable housing agenda with progressive housing policies in Tanzania, the Just City Platform (JCP) co-edited the…


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This is a collection of articles authored by the Just City Platform (JCP) Tanzania Housing Working Group. The publication presents the history and…


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