SIGTUR, the Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights, is an alliance and a movement of democratic unions in the Global South (Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia).
SIGTUR is a space of open debate through its regular Congresses and leaders’ meetings in order to formulate and present a united voice of the working class in the Global South.
SIGTUR is not just a space to share a common southern experience, even though this emerging wider social consciousness is vital to drive the struggle. SIGTUR is a space to develop an alternative vision to that of neo-liberal globalisation.
SIGTUR is the realisation of a dream, a vision, which COSATU leaders had in the late 1980s, when they sensed the advent of the free market ideology spelt disaster for working people across the globe and in the Global South in particular.