• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • HeadquartersColombia
  • Founded1982

Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS)

They are the most important organization in Colombia dedicated to defending the rights of workers in the country to be protagonists of society. History The National Trade Union School, ENS, was founded in Medellin, in 1982, by a group of professional women and men, university professors and union leaders, interested in acting socially for the benefit of all Colombian workers, from a pluralistic perspective, not partisan and autonomous, and contribute knowledge and experiences in the study of the labor reality of workers, and in the training of their leaders. Born as an institution dedicated to educational tasks with unions in the department of Antioquia, the ENS has been expanding its activity to the national and international level, with actions of research, public communication, education and advice, focused on the promotion of democracy in the the world of work, and in the construction of the right to decent work, which places us today as an institution that produces and disseminates information, knowledge and proposals. ENS Vision They will be an institution more widely recognized by: 1. The high quality and relevance of the knowledge and proposals it produces on the world of work and trade unionism and in particular for the analyzes and proposals that contribute to the democratization of the world of work and the achievement of decent work. 2. The high level of internal coherence and external correspondence reflected in the social, ethical, political, technical and scientific relevance in the task of defending human and labor rights and for the contribution to the improvement of the living conditions of women workers and of society in general. 3. Its wide presence, recognition and contributions to Colombian and Latin American trade unionism in promoting the agenda of sustainable development and decent work articulated to the movements for national and global democracy. 4. Leadership in the construction, management and use of information, communication and the incorporation of technology, in its processes, placing them at the service of trade unionism and other forms of organization of the working population. 5. The institutional strength that makes it sustainable financially, technically and politically, and socially, laborally and environmentally responsible.
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Company Offices

  • Colombia (headquarters)
  • Medellin
  • Calle 51 No. 55-84