DWRC held one training course on administrative skills development for Tubas Electricity Company employees
Ramallah: The Democracy and Worker’s Rights Center (DWRC) concluded a three days training course (18 training hours) on November 16th in Ramallah, attended by 15 of Tubas Electricity Company Employees Union members and leaders, enabling participants to build their capacities and strengthen their knowledge in managing their newly established union.
Participants were introduced to the administrative structure of trade unions, tasks of union leaders, how to hold successful meetings, decision-making methods, reporting skills and how to record minutes of meetings. An explanation was given about most important indicators for good governance in the leading trade unions, with a focus on integrity and how to avoid conflicts of interest. The trainer also provided an overview about the history of trade union action in Palestine, how unions work and their historical struggles, and the legislations & policies achieved that benefit workers.
Nader Alawneh, a member in the administrative committee of Electricity Company Employees Union in Tubas, said: “the training course corrected some wrong concepts I had about the management of unions. Correcting administrative behaviors in union work leads to positive results”.
The course focused on practical exercises, working groups’ discussions, and substantive discussions addressing the possible steps that should be taken to amend needed legislations and policies that relates to the labor sector in Palestine.
Reema Daraghmeh, a member in the general assembly of Electricity Company Employees Union in Tubas, said: “the topics discussed in the training course and the trainer’s easy way in delivering information made me realize how to undertake my duties within the union effectively”.
This training course is part of the project for "Strengthening the Role of Trade Unions in Palestine", which is implemented by DWRC in partnership with the Olof Palme International Center. The project aims to strengthen the representative and bargaining power of trade unions, representing Palestinian women, men and youth.