Cooperation with trade unions in Denmark and West Africa
SMEdenmark is currently working with the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions to increase unionisation in West Africa and strengthen the labour unions in the region. Collaborating with representatives of workers and governmental authorities, the common goal is to increase the unionisation of the self-employed in the informal sector, who has no one to speak for their rights.
The envisioned goal is to formalize the small businesses of entrepreneurs from the informal sector, in order to create decent jobs, which supports labour rights for the self-employed. Furthermore, the ambition is to make labour rights an integrated part of all the small businesses, as a proactive and sustainable measure for future advancement.
Period: 2013 -