MAURITIUS LABOUR CONGRESS
SUMMARY PROJECT OUTLINE
Project title: Organizing Information Communication and Technology
Primary Teachers (ICT Contract teachers)
Duration: 6 months
Starting date: (indicative): 15th august 2004
Project language: English
Preparation date: July /august 2004
Author: Sheik Nashir Ramjan
Position: General Secretary
1. Background and justification
The name of my union is the Government Teachers union. It was officially
registered on the 10th December 1945. The G.T.U. has a membership of 4500
and is one of the most important affiliate of the Mauritius Labour Congress
which represents more than 60,000 members.
In the wake of globalisation, the situation in the employment sector has
undergone serious changes. Actually the unemployment rate is above 10%.
Many school leavers and some of them after pursuing their studies in the I.T
sector, find it difficult to get a decent job.
Most of them do take employment in the public or private sector on a
contract basis. In such situation state provided social protection and social
services are very restricted. Exploitation and infringement of workers’ rights
are common. It is therefore high time for trade-unions to extend their services
to these sectors
The main aim of this action plan is to assist I.T. teachers in the primary
education sector to organise themselves to ensure social security and social
protection to all of them.
2. Target Groups
This work-plan is meant for 400 I.C.T. Contract Teachers
3. Development objectives
This work-plan will contribute to that every worker in Mauritius is organised
in trade-unions .More than 95% of public sector workers are organised. The
objective of my union and my regional centre is to campaign for all workers
of the different sector to be organised.
The aim is also to organise workers and to empower their organisation in the
field of social protection and social security and to promote and support:
(i) an established structure responsible for social protection and security
(ii) their effective participation in the national/regional/international
(iii) workers education program in the field of social security and social
(iv) an effective communication network among trade-union in the field
of social protection and social security
4. Immediate objectives 1
(i) To get I.C.T. teachers organised in Unions and
(ii) To have Social Security and Social Protection extended to this
category of workers and to ensure job security after their contract
(iii) To understand the procedures and supervisory mechanisms of
international labour standards and have a detailed knowledge of
I.L.O. Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
and Freedom of Association and the right to collective bargaining.
(iv) To understand current labour issues such as globalisation, gender
and women workers rights, policies on HIV/AIDS
(V) To train them to make optimal use of the power of information
(vi) To understand OSHE
Immediate objective 2:
(i) All I.C.T. teachers will be members of the union.
(ii) Representatives of this union will be representing them at regional
centres and participate in collective negotiations
One day meeting with all I.C.T. teachers at national level
Teachers Centre at Quatre-Bornes…………………………….
4 One-day workshop for representatives of I.C.T. teachers
Teachers Centre at Quatre-Bornes……………………………….
Mass meeting at national level for 400 hundred I.C.T. Teachers
Venue: Teachers Centre
Theme: Organising I.C.T. Teachers
Resource persons: Union leaders
Budget: RS 62,000. (1 Euro= RS 32)
(II) 4 one-day regional workshops for I.C.T. representatives
Venue: Teachers Centre
Theme: Organising I.C.T teachers
Resource persons: union leaders, Representative of the Ministry of
Education, Representative of the Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and
Representative of the Ministry of labour.
Budget: RS5, 250.(for one workshop)
Total Cost of Project: Euro 2600.00
Funding: Union inputs
Mauritius Labour Congress
8. Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation
The monitoring will be effected by a representative of the Union who will also
act as coordinator of the project. He/she will be in close contact with
representatives of the I.C.T .teachers.
A meeting will be held at the end of the project with all the representatives for a
26th May 2004