Constitution

 Every day, tens of millions of Arab citizens leave their homes for work. They face difficult conditions, with hard working jobs and little income, where those returning to their homes dream of better working conditions and salaries that enable them to support their families and live in decent conditions.

Well how can this be without them having a voice to defend them and means that allow them to defend their rights. Unions were established for this purpose since the beginning of the twentieth century in the Arab countries, but they were suppressed and they were not allowed to work freely or go out and do what they have to do for the benefit of the workers and all the wage earners. The majority of the workers remained without the minimum conditions they needed to live a decent life for them and their families. However, in recent years, the Arab trade union organizations, which are not subject to the control of the commands of their governments.

Constitution

Members

General federation of Iraqi workers
General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions
Egyptian Democratic Labour Congress (EDLC)
General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions
General Independent Confederation of Algerian Workers (CGATA)
General Federation of Oman Trade Unions (GFOTU)
Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions
General Federation of Worker's Trade Unions of Yemen (GFYWTU)
Democratic Confederation of Labour (CTD)
Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT)
Moroccan Workers' Union (UMT)
General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGTM)
Confederation of Free Mauritania Workers (CLTM)
General Confederation of Mauritania Workers (CGTM)
National Confederation of Mauritania (CNTM)
Mauritanian Workers’ Union (UTM)
General Federation of workers of free Libya - Associated

Mission

  • To defend the right of establishing trade unions and to guarantee its free practise for all the workers, as well as, to encourage the building of independent and democratic trade union organizations, which work in a transparent manner.
  • To work on unifying the Arab democratic trade union movement in order to confront the several new challenges it faces and to support the democratic transition processes in the Arab countries.
  • To promote social justice and democracy, the equitable distribution of wealth, good governance, seeking social development, ensuring decent work and life for all people regardless of their differences.
  • To develop the work relationships in order to ensure the basic rights of work and to develop the economic and social conditions of workers.
  • To defend human rights and protecting public and individual liberties, among which trade union freedoms, including the right to organize, freedom of expression, peaceful protest and strike, and to promote all these rights.
  • To ensure equality and the elimination of all forms of discrimination based on sex, colour, religion, language, in addition to social, cultural and geographical origins.
  • To defend the right of equality, the right of women to be in high positions and take responsibility in public workplaces, representative institutions and in the leadership of trade union organizations, the same as men; and the elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against them.
  • To defend the economic, social and cultural rights of all workers in the Arab region and to adopt the principle of social dialogue and collective bargaining, as the best ways to improve labour relations.
  • To work on achieving the Arab economic integration as a necessary condition for achieving the economic and social growth throughout the Arab region.
  • To combat all forms of human trafficking and exploitation, including the sexual, forced, domestic and handling forms.
  • To defend the rights of migrant workers and to confront all forms of discrimination and exploitation they may face.
  • To work on developing youth work, expanding the Arab efforts to combat unemployment, fragile work and social exclusion, and defending the interests of young workers to protect their rights.
  • To work on eradicating poverty, hunger, exploitation, persecution, corruption, inequality and discrimination.
  • To work on combating child labour, protecting the rights of working women, domestic workers and vulnerable groups, and defending the exploitation of girls and children in various way.
  • To call for the formulation of a comprehensive and sustainable participatory development policy in the Arab countries in order to ensure social democracy and the fair distribution of national wealth in a way that guarantees the dignity of all workers and social groups.
  • To take all measures to promote and increase the trade union membership in the Arab region.
  • To strengthen the Arab and international trade union’s solidarity and to support the oppressed trade union movements.
  • To develop the ties of cooperation and solidarity with civil society organizations, which have the same principles and values of the Arab Trade Union Confederation and the various social movements against the wild liberalism.
  • To defend the rights of people with special needs, and work to strengthen them, as well as to support the retirees and to work on protecting their interests and their trade unions.
  • To reject all forms of colonialism and foreign intervention, and to support all the peoples fighting for the restoration of their sovereignty, self-determination, as well as, to support the struggle of the Arab and international liberation movements and to defend the right of the Palestinian people to liberate their land and establish their independent state.

 

Data

ATUC CONDEMNS THE USE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST TEACHER TRAINEES IN MOROCCO

2016-01-08

ATUC CONDEMNS THE USE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST TEACHER TRAINEES IN MOROCCO

AYTUN VOICES SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIANS AND THEIR LEGITIMATE UPRISING FOR FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE

2015-10-16

AYTUN VOICES SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIANS AND THEIR LEGITIMATE UPRISING FOR FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE

TOGETHER FOR A BETTER FUTURE

2015-10-11

TOGETHER FOR A BETTER FUTURE

A STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH DETAINED ACTIVISTS FROM THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE RIGHTS OF UNEMPLOYED WORKERS

2015-02-12

A STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH DETAINED ACTIVISTS FROM THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE RIGHTS OF UNEMPLOYED WORKERS

A STATEMENT SUPPORTING THE GENERAL STRIKE CALLED FOR BY THREE CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS IN MOROCCO

2014-10-29

A STATEMENT SUPPORTING THE GENERAL STRIKE CALLED FOR BY THREE CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS IN MOROCCO

OVERVIEW: YOUTH IN THE ARAB REGION

2014-10-04

OVERVIEW: YOUTH IN THE ARAB REGION

MESSAGE FROM THE ARAB TRADE UNION YOUTH ON FREEDOM OF OPINION AND EXPRESSION

2014-10-04

MESSAGE FROM THE ARAB TRADE UNION YOUTH ON FREEDOM OF OPINION AND EXPRESSION

ATUC: NO MORE VIOLATIONS AGAINST THE TUNISIAN GENERAL LABOUR UNION

2014-10-01

ATUC: NO MORE VIOLATIONS AGAINST THE TUNISIAN GENERAL LABOUR UNION

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ARAB TRADE UNION WOMEN NETWORK TO THE FOUNDING CONGRESS

2014-09-28

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ARAB TRADE UNION WOMEN NETWORK TO THE FOUNDING CONGRESS

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ARAB TRADE UNION WOMEN NETWORK TO THE FOUNDING CONGRESS

2014-09-28

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ARAB TRADE UNION WOMEN NETWORK TO THE FOUNDING CONGRESS

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ARAB TRADE UNION WOMEN NETWORK TO THE FOUNDING CONGRESS

2014-09-28

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ARAB TRADE UNION WOMEN NETWORK TO THE FOUNDING CONGRESS

STATEMENT: "THE FUTURE IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY"

2014-09-28

STATEMENT: "THE FUTURE IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY"

ATUC WOMEN'S NETWORK CALLS FOR ANTI-VIOLENCE AGREEMENT

2014-09-27

ATUC WOMEN'S NETWORK CALLS FOR ANTI-VIOLENCE AGREEMENT

A STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE INTERFERENCE OF SECURITY FORCES IN THE AQABA CONTAINERS TERMINAL STRIKE

2014-09-04

A STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE INTERFERENCE OF SECURITY FORCES IN THE AQABA CONTAINERS TERMINAL STRIKE