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Support to the Association of Tanzanian Employers

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COWI supports the Association of Tanzanian Employers (ATE) in enhancing its capacity to represent and service member companies. The aim is to improve their competitiveness and human resource management.
COWI helps the ATE secretariat to improve advisory and training services to members.

At the same time, ATE benefits by developing negotiation and arbitration skills and training packages for courses in human resources management, occupational health and safety (OHS), HIV/AIDS, corporate social responsibility and labour laws for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Reaching out through zonal offices
COWI also helps ATE expand its geographical coverage and improve its infrastructure by establishing zonal offices in three cities and developing business plans for these.

Another assignment is to enhance the ATE's capacity to represent and advocate members' interests. This is done by completing sector studies on trends in salaries, productivity, skills, corporate social responsibility and OHS.

COWI also assesses the profitability of enhancing the advocacy and negotiation capacity of ATE staff and representatives at different levels, including sector wage boards, the Commission for Mediation and Arbitration (CMA), and the Labour Economic and Social Council (LESCO).

Awareness and international cooperation
Finally, the project focuses on international cooperation as well as cooperation with the trade union organisation (TUCTA). This includes analyses of public pension fund management based on international experiences and ATE-promoted fora dealing with OHS and HIV/AIDS.

Improving awareness among employers on labour-related issues is another outcome of the project.

LAST UPDATED: 26.04.2017