Tunisian General Labour Union

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Full nameTunisian General Labour Union
Native nameUnion Générale Tunisienne du Travail
FoundedJanuary 20, 1946
AffiliationITUC; Arab Trade Union Confederation (ATUC)
Key peopleNoureddine Taboubi, secretary general
Office locationTunis, Tunisia

The Tunisian General Labour Union (French: Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail, UGTT. Arabic: الاتحاد العام التونسي للشغل‎) is a national trade union center in Tunisia. It has a membership of 517,000[1] and was founded January 20, 1946.[2]

The UGTT is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation and the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions.[citation needed]

The UGTT worked together with the Tunisian Human Rights League, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers – collectively labelled the National Dialogue Quartet – to address the national discord following the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. The National Dialogue Quartet was announced as the laureate of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia".[3]

Chairman (secretaries-general)[edit]

Seat of UGTT in Tunis


  1. ^ International Trade Union Confederation, "List of Affiliated Organisations" PDF (6th General Council, 21 June 2010, Vancouver) : http://www.ituc-csi.org/+-about-us-+.html, Retrieved 21-01-2011.
  2. ^ Abbasi, Houcine. "The national role of the Tunisian General Labour Union" (PDF).
  3. ^ "The Nobel Peace Prize 2015". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2015-10-09.
  • ICTUR; et al., eds. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.

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