SIERRA LEONE LABOUR CONGRESS
SUMMARY PROJECT OUTLINE
Project title: TRADE UNION TRAINING ON SOCIAL
Duration: ONE YEAR AND THREE MONTHS
Starting date (indicative): 1ST AUGUST, 2000 – 30TH NOVEMBER, 2001
Project language: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Preparation date: 24TH MAY, 2000
Prepared By: MARIAMA JALLOH
BACKGROUND & JUSTIFICATION:
1.1 Sierra Leone because of the war has no policy on National Social
Security Scheme. Most workers are not benefiting from whatever paid to
them on retiring from their employments. There are also no provisions in
any of the Trade Group Collective Agreements for old age coverage with
respect to medical and regular monthly income as pension as against
those employed in the public service. Most private sector companies have
the Provident Fund system to which the employers and employees
contribute monthly on different rates.
1.2 Therefore, there is the need for a National Social Security System, which
would cover all Sectors. This would further improve the standard of
living of the citizens of the country.
1.3 Will also enable workers to become more responsible on the grounds that
at the end of every month, they must contribute to the scheme thereby
fulfilling their part of the agreement.
1.4 The establishment of the Social Security Scheme therefore creates peace
of mind for the workers because at the end of your employment you are
sure of being taken care of by the scheme.
This work plan is meant for:
Congress Trade Union Leaders - 40 Members
Affiliate trade Union Executive Members - 20 Members
Junior Officers in the Trade Unions - 60 Members
To see the establishment of a Social security System in Sierra Leone taking into
consideration the Political and the Economic outlook of the Country.
To develop Trade Union Leaders and their Executives to have thorough
knowledge of Social Security in the context of Convention 102 of 1952 and the
Trade Unions’ role in the formulation, implementation and management of the
Social Security Scheme.
In 1996, the Government Delegation to the ILO Annual Meeting made a
representation to the Director General of the ILO for Technical Service.
Presently, the ILO has given its consent to provide all the technical service
required in establishing a National Social Security Scheme, which has also
received parliamentary endorsement. A Tripartite Committee has already been
This Work Plan will contribute to:
- Sensitise the General Public on the advantages of the Scheme.
- To set the stage for the implementation of the scheme
- To make proper arrangement with Government on how the scheme will be
1.1 At the end of the Project, a Steering Committee would have been set by
the Congress to lobby Government and Employers on the need to
expedite the scheme
1.2 A Steering Committee of Workers should be set up to lobby workers on
the need to adopt the scheme.
1.3 A white paper would have been put in place by the Workers
Organisation. And this paper should contain detailed proposals of the
nature of the Contribution, Benefits and Management Structure of the
1. Present a report to the Management of the Congress to get their green light in
terms of the project acceptance and implementation.
2. Holding workshops with the Congress Leadership (with the help of the ILO
Centre for the project to be more appreciated by Congress since am a junior
in the field). This workshop would last for five days.
3. A further workshop would be held with junior members of the Congress
facilitated by myself. This should last for five days.
The above Workshops would be conducted through the use of Transparencies,
Flip Charts, Group Work and role-play.
Over and above Discussion Programs would be held on the National Radio
through the use of the local dialect once weekly so as to sensitise the general
ITEM NO. OF COST PER NO. OF DAYS/PART. COST/ITEM
ACCOMMODATION 120 LE 20,000.00 5 LE 12,000,000.00
TRANSPORT 120 LE 60,000.00 - LE 7,200,000.00
FOOD 120 LE 30,000.00 5 LE 18,000,000.00
TEAS 120 LE 3,000.00 5 LE 1,800,000.00
SUPPORT STAFF 2 LE 30.000.00 10 LE 600,000.00
FACILITATORS 4 LE 190,000.00 10 LE 7,600,000.00
T/port, allow, meals &
STATIONERY LE 400,000.00
SUB TOTAL LE 47,600,000.00
NOTE 1: Taking into consideration the inflationary pressures, wage adjustment
and current fluctuations a 20% factor is used to address these contingencies.
Therefore, total cost of the project is (20/100*47,600,000.00) + 47,600,000.00
Total cost = 57,120,000.00
NOTE 11: The above budget is based on local currency denomination, i.e US
$1= Le 2,250.00.
Therefore the total cost of the project is Le 47,600,000.00/Le2,250.00 =
MONITORING, REPORTING AND EVALUATION:
- Set up a Monitoring Committee at the end of Workshop number one of which
I would be a member. This Committee must be responsible for receiving
reports from affiliate Unions concerning activities at the shop floor.
- It would also be responsible for monitoring progress at National Level.
At the end of each workshop an evaluation exercise is done and during the
period of implementation evaluation forms are sent to Unions and other
stakeholders vis a vis the process.
Date: 24th May, 2000.