US Solidarity Center holds consultation with Gambia Trade Union

Monday, September 18, 2017

Solidarity Center, a United States-based non-governmental organisation that specialises on promoting workers’ rights worldwide, on 13 August 2017 held a daylong consultative meeting with the newly formed Gambia Trade Union Bureau.

The meeting, held at Kairaba Beach Hotel, was aimed at seeking ways to address concerns raised during an exploratory mission undertaken by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in The Gambia earlier.

The chairman of the newly formed Gambia Trade Union Bureau, Kebba M. Ceesay, thanked the Solidarity Center for showing interest to work with The Gambia Trade Union Bureau and also applauded the ITUC for initiating the move to bring all unions in The Gambia under one umbrella.

Ceesay said his team at the Gambia Trade Union Bureau is committed to work for unification of all workers in the country.

The officials of the Solidarity Center, while in the country, also met the minister of trade, Dr Isatou Touray, and other stakeholders in the country.

The Solidarity Center, with support from the National Endowment for Democracy, and working in close collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), has proposed a year-long programme of intense leadership training for elected union officials and others. 

The programme is expected to strengthen union structures and to facilitate collaboration between workers and civil society organisations. 

Source: Picture: Members of the newly formed Gambia Trade Union Bureau