Somali Congress of Trade Union
Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) is an independent, democratic national trade union center representing the interests of the working class of Somalia. The SOCOTU and our affiliated unions negotiate with employers for better terms and conditions of work. The organization has 11 affiliated unions representing different sectors of the economy. SOCOTU was founded on the principles of social justice, independence, and democracy. The entity seeks to promote national and international trade union solidarity.
Through the Social Partnership process, Congress can shape and influence government action in key areas, such as taxation, employment legislation, education, and social policy. In general terms, the role of Congress is to: Represent and advance the economic and
social interests of working people; Negotiate national agreements with government and employers, when mandated to do so by constituent and member unions; promote the principles of trade unionism through campaigns and policy development. Provide information, advice and training to unions and their members; Assist with the resolution of disputes between unions and employers; Regulate relations between unions and ruling on inter-union disputes. SOCOTU operates in accordance with its Constitution and Standing Orders.