ILO-CMTU Training on Organizing Workers in the Formal Economy and Collective bargaining

This is the first in a three-training series that aim at enhancing the capacity of trade union trainers and organizers in working with and reaching out to workers in the informal economy. The whole exercise is supported by the ILO RBSA project “Formal Employment Is Promoted for Inclusive and Diversified Economic Growth in Mongolia”.


Training participants
As set in its development strategy for 2017-2021, the Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions (CMTU) aims at increasing representation among workers in the informal economy. I order to achieve this objective, CMTU adopted an action plan for workers in the informal economy to strengthen the existing trade unions representing workers in the informal economy and promoting freedom of association through improved legal and regulatory frameworks, addressing their challenges through social dialogue and improving CMTU services including better access to information, advice and training.


Training participants
- To strengthen CMTU members in organizing and responding to the needs and interests of workers and economic units in the informal economy, including those that are currently members of CMTU
- To enhance the capacity of CMTU trainers and organizers in developing in-house training capacity

Mr Pong-Sul Ahn, Regional Specialist in Workers' Education, ILO Bangkok will lead the training with international guest speakers from International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT), and national experts from CMTU. During the training seminar various government organizations will participate in a panel discussion on resources for addressing workers in the informal economy in Mongolia.


Training participants
40 unionists from CMTU’s affiliates at the national and provincial level, including those unions representing construction and transport workers, and market vendors.