Tunisian General Labour Union

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.[1] It has a membership of more than one million and was founded January 20, 1946.[2][3]

Tunisian General Labour Union
Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail
Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail logo.svg
FoundedJanuary 20, 1946 (1946-01-20)
Headquarters29 Rue Mohamed Ali, Tunis
1 million (2021)
Key people
Noureddine Taboubi, secretary general
AffiliationsITUC, ATUC

The UGTT is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation and the Arab Trade Union Confederation.[4][5]

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".[6]

Chairman (secretaries-general)Edit

Seat of UGTT in Tunis


  1. ^ Bishara, Dina; Grewal, Sharan (2021). "Political, Not Partisan: The Tunisian General Labor Union under Democracy". Comparative Politics.
  2. ^ Reuters Staff (2021-02-18). "Tunisair workers to strike on Friday, union says". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-03-09. The UGTT, Tunisia’s most powerful organisation with more than a million members...
  3. ^ Abbasi, Houcine. "The national role of the Tunisian General Labour Union" (PDF).
  4. ^ "List of Affiliates". International Trade Union Confederation. November 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  5. ^ "الإتحاد العربي للنقابات". Arab Trade Union Confederation. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  6. ^ "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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