Trade Union Rights Centre (TURC) is a Labour Education and Advocacy Centre NGO based in Jakarta and established in 2004 by several human rights lawyers. TURC has a mandate as a labour ‘think thank’ organisation to support the Indonesian labour movement through strengthening independent trade unions in the collective bargaining negotiation process with both parties, government and employers in order to improve social welfare.
TURC’s work focuses on the empowerment of trade unions by developing capacity building program for trade unionists on labour law, industrial relations dispute settlement, decent wages, social security, trade union leadership, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, as well as providing legal consultation and assistance for trade unionists.
TURC also contributes in bridging the communication among trade unions in various industry sectors as well as between trade unions, government, and other national/international CSOs. We are encouraging trade union leaders to develop common interests, agendas and strategies to fight for workers’ rights while promoting more participative roles for trade unions in the policy making process.