The Trade Union Competence Centre (TUCC) is the FES’ trade union project for Sub-Saharan Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It operates based on two closely linked strategic approaches. On the one hand, trade union power is being strengthened at global, regional and national level in order to develop and to advocate for socially and gender just solutions for today’s pressing socio-economic challenges. On the other hand, urgently required transformations within the union movement are being accompanied and supported. Only democratically legitimated and member-based trade unions are able to shape the tremendous transformation processes in Africa and globally in the interest of workers.