History

History

The Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) stands as the largest union in Somalia, boasting an impressive membership of 96,350 individuals hailing from every corner of the nation. SOCOTU proudly serves as the representative voice for workers spanning diverse sectors including healthcare, education, port operations, tailor and textile craftsmanship, the music industry, municipal services, construction and electricity, communication networks, fisheries, agriculture, transportation, and the hospitality sector, among others. With a robust presence, SOCOTU maintains a network of 18 offices dispersed across the entire country, one in each province, ensuring comprehensive coverage and representation for its members is a prominent labor federation that represents the interests of workers in Somalia. Formed on the 25th of July 2011. SOCOTU serves as an umbrella organization for various trade unions across different sectors of the economy

Throughout its history, SOCOTU has played a crucial role in advocating for the rights and welfare of workers in the country. It has been instrumental in addressing issues such as fair wages, improved working conditions, social benefits, and job security. The federation has actively engaged with the government, employers, and other stakeholders to negotiate on behalf of workers and foster better labor relations

Despite operating in a challenging and sometimes volatile environment, SOCOTU has continued to strive for the betterment of workers’ lives. Its efforts have been focused on promoting social justice, inclusivity, and equality in the workplace, while also supporting the development of skills and education among the labor force.

Over the years, SOCOTU has collaborated with international labor organizations and participated in regional and global forums to enhance its effectiveness and learn from best practices. By building alliances with other trade unions worldwide, SOCOTU aims to strengthen the voice of Somali workers on the international stage.

History

The Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) stands as the largest union in Somalia, boasting an impressive membership of 96,350 individuals hailing from every corner of the nation. SOCOTU proudly serves as the representative voice for workers spanning diverse sectors including healthcare, education, port operations, tailor and textile craftsmanship, the music industry, municipal services, construction and electricity, communication networks, fisheries, agriculture, transportation, and the hospitality sector, among others. With a robust presence, SOCOTU maintains a network of 18 offices dispersed across the entire country, one in each province, ensuring comprehensive coverage and representation for its members is a prominent labor federation that represents the interests of workers in Somalia. Formed on the 25th of July 2011. SOCOTU serves as an umbrella organization for various trade unions across different sectors of the economy

Throughout its history, SOCOTU has played a crucial role in advocating for the rights and welfare of workers in the country. It has been instrumental in addressing issues such as fair wages, improved working conditions, social benefits, and job security. The federation has actively engaged with the government, employers, and other stakeholders to negotiate on behalf of workers and foster better labor relations

Despite operating in a challenging and sometimes volatile environment, SOCOTU has continued to strive for the betterment of workers’ lives. Its efforts have been focused on promoting social justice, inclusivity, and equality in the workplace, while also supporting the development of skills and education among the labor force.

Over the years, SOCOTU has collaborated with international labor organizations and participated in regional and global forums to enhance its effectiveness and learn from best practices. By building alliances with other trade unions worldwide, SOCOTU aims to strengthen the voice of Somali workers on the international stage.

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