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What we do

Organisations with strong institutional capacity enable union leadership to run a union in a transparent, efficient and sustainable fashion, and ensuring gender awareness and the development of young leaders as part of this. Union leaders of such calibre are in the best position to build organising and bargaining capacity, and to empower members for activism, mobilisation, and the fight for their interest.

Union building projects support the ITF’s overall strategic plan of growing workers power, are part of the operational plans of sections regions and departments, and are based on clear strategic target selection. They build new unions where there aren’t any yet, strengthen unions where they exist but want to become more powerful, or consolidate small unions into greater more powerful organisation.