Monday, 31 January 2011

Unions play key role in Tunisia

At the Stronger Unions blog of the TUC, Owen Tudor explains the key role of trade unions in the current political developments in Tunisia. He points out that Tunisia is no exception: “Unions often play a major role in democratic struggles – Solidarnosc in Poland, the ZCTU in Zimbabwe and the CUT in Brazil, to name just three. But often, the western media doesn’t recognise their key role, because the unions speak for ordinary workers and the media (often because of language issues) depends on intellectual voices to represent democratic forces.”

Update - in a new post, Tudor discusses the role of trade unions in Egypt.

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