Tunisian General Labour Union
|Full name||Tunisian General Labour Union|
|Native name||Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail|
|Founded||January 20, 1946|
|Affiliation||ITUC; Arab Trade Union Confederation (ATUC)|
|Key people||Hassine Abassi, secretary general|
|Office location||Tunis, Tunisia|
The UGTT worked together with the Tunisian Human Rights League, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers – collectively labelled the National Dialogue Quartet – to address the national discord following the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. The National Dialogue Quartet was announced as the laureate of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia".
Tunisian intellectual and Professor of Arabic Literature at Oxford University, Dr. Mohamed-Salah Omri, recently discussed the role of the UGTT throughout the Jasmine Revolution and transition period in a recent journal publication titled, "No Ordinary Union: The Role of the UGTT in the Tunisian path to revolution and transition" (Workers of the World, Volume I, Number 7, November 2015).
- 1946–1952: Farhat Hached
- 1952–1952: Nouri Boudali
- 1952–1954: Mohamed Kraïem
- 1954–1956: Ahmed Ben Salah
- 1956–1963: Ahmed Tlili
- 1963–1965: Habib Achour
- 1965–1970: Béchir Bellagha
- 1970–1978: Habib Achour
- 1978–1981: Tijani Abid
- 1981–1984: Taieb Baccouche
- 1984–1989: Habib Achour
- 1989–2000: Ismaïl Sahbani
- 2000–2011: Abdessalem Jerad
- from 2011: Houcine Abassi
- International Trade Union Confederation, "List of Affiliated Organisations" PDF (6th General Council, 21 June 2010, Vancouver) : http://www.ituc-csi.org/+-about-us-+.html, Retrieved 21-01-2011.
- "The Nobel Peace Prize 2015". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2015-10-09.
- "No Ordinary Union: The role of UGTT in the Tunisian path to revolution and transition". www.academia.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
- ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.
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