The development, implementation and monitoring of rights-based national migration policies and strategies require greater accountability and coordination of trade unions from countries of origin, transit and destination.
The regional project "Promoting Migration Governance"- PROMIG-FES (2017-2020) reflects the continuing support of the RSMMS by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Tunisia. It revolves around the idea of promoting the role of social partners, in particular of trade unions, in the joint governance of migration, rights-based mobility and social dialogue. The project follows a multi-stakeholder approach and a multidimensional perspective. PROMIG-FES fosters a more diverse discourse on labor migration through its pilot activities, alternative to the dominant security narrative.
PROMIG-FES (2017-2020) is a strategic partner of the Mediterranean Subsaharan Migration Trade Union Network - RSMMS.
The project's objectives:
Promoting the role of trade unions in the joint governance of migration, rights-based mobility and social dialogue
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Since its fourth GA meeting in February 2018, the RSMMS counts 24 trade union members, covering 14 countries in three regions. Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Spain, France, Italy, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Portugal, Senegal and Tunisia (see updated list of the RSMMS members).
Created in 2014 (see the Casablanca Declaration), the RSMMS brings together unions that have chosen to raise as a part of their agenda the protection of the fundamental rights of migrants and their families as well as the protection of the rights of those workers who transit or settle in their country. Together, the RSMMS member unions unite with the aim to develop joint and coordinated approaches between trade unions in the sending and receiving countries to articulate trade union solidarity and to harmonize the actions of the member unions in the field.
Three areas of intervention are prioritized by the RSMMS members:
Three transversal themes constitute the guiding thread in regards to three areas of intervention:
Principal consultant / PROMIG-FES project
Junior Programme Coordinator
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