Tunisia: Workshop on organizing informal workers and entrepreneurs from March 18 to 20 in Hammamet
Tunis/Tunisia — The Tunisian Initiative for Inclusive Work (TILI) is organizing a workshop on organizing informal workers and entrepreneurs from March 18 to 20 in Hammamet Sud.
According to a press release issued today by this organization, the working committee of this workshop will be composed of informal workers and entrepreneurs from different sectors, statuses and regions. Participants will be guided by experts in organization, within the framework of Recommendation 204 of the International Labor Office (ILO) which stipulates in its article VII that people working in the informal economy enjoy freedom of association and the right collective bargaining, including the right to form organisations, federations and confederations of their own choosing.
The workshop aimed to identify, register, organize and ensure representativeness (having a single voice) with public structures and trade unions and unions.
The results of this workshop will be the subject of a forum in May 2022, to present international experiences in this field with the presence of the ILO, representatives of “SEWA India”, the largest informal women’s organization in India , the Global Fairness Initiative, the Ford Foundation, in the presence of Tunisian officials, reads the same source.
After the May forum, the TILI Initiative will launch an advocacy campaign and work with all stakeholders and partners to implement this organizing initiative.
The Tunisian Initiative for Inclusive Work (TILI) was created in 2020 after years of commitment and effort to advance the rights of millions of Tunisians working informally. The main mission of the Institute is to ensure that past and future reforms benefit all workers in the Tunisian informal economy, including particularly marginalized groups such as migrant workers and informal employees of formal enterprises.