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UnionAID funds new project to support Solomon Islands workers

UnionAID is pleased to announce a new project with the Workers Union of Solomon Islands (WUSI), the sole trade union representing private sector workers in the country. With over 6,000 members spanning various industries including ports, construction, and fisheries across multiple provinces, WUSI operates independently and apolitically in the challenging Solomon Islands environment. 

The union has faced significant chalenges in recent years, with political and economic instability in the country and the ongoing impacts of Covid. Additionally, geographical isolation exacerbated by unpredictable weather and high travel costs, hinders member outreach and organisational efforts. This new project aims to increase union membership, foster female leadership, and enhance workplace conditions through strategic initiatives including recruitment drives, training sessions, and work site visits funded under this initiative.

WUSI President Tony Kogavi [sitting] at a timber mill site with members

UnionAID supports democratic, worker-led organisations that help empower working people to improve their work and livelihoods through collective action.

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