Southern Africa Trade Union Co-ordination Council

Our Programmes

Our Programmes


  • Defending and promoting democracy, rule of law and good governance
  • Defending and promoting human and trade union rights
  • Advocacy and campaign in support of democracy in SADC
  • Engaging with SADC on regional political policy issues
  • Fighting corruption in all its forms
  • Building union capacity in trade union and human rights monitoring, information gathering and political analysis


  • Influencing sub-regional initiatives e.g. RISDP , Poverty Framework and Observatory and responses to global crisis  with the view to  change policy content towards labour friendly and people focused
  • Advocacy and Campaigning on  Decent Work Agenda and Global Jobs Pact
  • Putting employment and decent jobs at the centre of economic and development policy  – Moving towards a consolidated Employment and Labour Protocol for SADC
  • Building union capacity in policy formulation and implementation process and monitoring
  • Developing policy alternatives-ANSA initiative
  • Promoting and Strengthening social dialogue on economic policy and governance at both regional and national levels

Organizing and Mobilization

  • All round organizing particularly in the public sectors
  • Organizing the unorganized
  • Organizing the informal economy workers
  • Consolidating and deepening trade union  solidarity and unity
  • Engaging effectively in the revived SADC tripartite Employment and Labour programme
  • Consolidating and deepening collaboration with regional, continental and international trade union movements (i.e. OATUU, ITUC-Africa, ETUC and ITUC and Global Union Federations)
  • Building strategic Alliances with likeminded Civil Society Organizations, NGO’s and Faith Based Organizations)


  • Promoting the Social
  • Charter of Fundamental Social Rights in SADC
  • Challenging SADC towards harmonising the policies of its member countries affecting labour and people in general with to occupational health and safety, HIV/AIDS and other diseases, social protection corporate social responsibility, climate and environment
  • Advocacy and Campaign on minimum health standards and rights
  • Fight HIV/AIDS and other preventable diseases in particular malaria
  • Fight for  inclusive social protection
Upcoming Events
8:30 AM BOFEPUSU Congress
Jun 30 @ 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
SATUCC’s new affiliate in Botswana called the Botswana Federation of Public, Private and Parastatal Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU), will hold its congress on the 30th June 2018 at Maharaja Conference in Gaborone. The theme of the
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9:00 AM 14th Southern Africa Civil Socie...
14th Southern Africa Civil Socie...
Aug 13 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 15 @ 4:30 PM
The 14th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum (CSF) will take place from the 13th – 15th August 2018 at Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia. The CSF is convened by the Alliance Pact
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