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The Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA)

The Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) is the sole registered trade union federation in Tanzania. It was established in 2001 and represents the interests of around 650,000 members through thirteen sector-based trade unions. Some key facts about TUCTA:

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  • Acts as the national umbrella organization for trade unions in Tanzania.
  • Coordinates and liaises with the trade union movement within the country.
  • Promotes the interests of workers through various means, including:
    • Social dialogue and advocacy for decent work.
    • Harmonizing labor relations across all levels.
    • Building and strengthening organizational capacity.
    • Increasing and maintaining membership base.


  • Comprised of thirteen sector-based trade unions covering various industries like agriculture, education, public services, etc.
  • Has a headquarters in Dar es Salaam and regional offices across the country.


  • Engages in collective bargaining on behalf of its members with employers and the government.
  • Provides legal aid and support to workers in labor disputes.
  • Conducts training programs and workshops for trade union officials and members.
  • Campaigns for better working conditions, higher wages, and social protection for workers.
  • Advocates for labor law reforms and government policies that benefit workers.

International Affiliations:

  • Affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), a global body representing trade unions worldwide.
  • Actively participates in regional and international forums on labor issues.

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