Developing tripartite institutions and mechanisms that advocate for and promote the realization of core labour rights in Colombia

The Project’s ultimate objective is to develop social dialogue institutions and mechanisms that promote and advocate for the realization of core labour rights for vulnerable workers and in particular the fundamental rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Colombia’s National Commission on Wages and Labour Policies and its sub-commissions will be better equipped to understand and address the concerns of women, young people and Afro-Colombian workers to join or form a trade union and collectively voice their interests. Tripartite round tables with representatives of these groups of workers will be facilitated for the adoption of time-bound Plans of Action at the local level.

The Project also aims to build trust and promote sound industrial relations and collective bargaining rights. It will facilitate knowledge sharing among trade unions to adopt recommendations on how to improve the coverage and quality of collective bargaining agreements. In addition, the Project will implement a large-scale bipartite training programme on collective bargaining strategies and mechanisms and promote dialogue between employers’ organizations and trade unions at the sectoral level.