Union syndicale des travailleurs de Tunisie

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Union syndicale des travailleurs de Tunisie (abbreviated USTT) was a central trade union organisation in Tunisia. Founded in 1946, as the Tunisian branch of the French trade union confederation CGT separated itself from the mother organization. [1] [2] Hassen Saadaoui was the chairman of USTT. [2]

A trade union is an association of workers forming a legal unit or legal personhood, usually called a "bargaining unit", which acts as bargaining agent and legal representative for a unit of employees in all matters of law or right arising from or in the administration of a collective agreement. Labour unions typically fund the formal organization, head office, and legal team functions of the labour union through regular fees or union dues. The delegate staff of the labour union representation in the workforce are made up of workplace volunteers who are appointed by members in democratic elections.

Tunisia Country in Northern Africa

Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 163,610 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was 11.435 million in 2017. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on its northeast coast.

In September 1956 USTT dissolved itself, and called upon its members to join the UGTT. [2]

The Tunisian General Labour Union is a national trade union center in Tunisia. It has a membership of 517,000 and was founded January 20, 1946.

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  1. Mattsson, Sven, Monö, Ralph. Facklig Horisont: Afrika. Lund: Bokförlaget Prisma, 1977. p. 145.
  2. 1 2 3 Mouvement Ettajadid. Devoir de mémoire et appel pour la sauvegarde d’un patrimoine syndical pluriel - Hassen Saadaoui