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Marie Daniel

TCG Programme Coordinator

About Marie:
I joined the LRS in July 2017 with an urban studies and development economics background. One of my recent research passions has been organisation and participation approaches within the informal sector. I am intrigued by the manner in which forms of participatory democracy is approached and implemented within South Africa. The labour movement in South Africa is key in promoting participation both internally in and externally. I am thus very grateful to be in a position, at the LRS, in which I can access information through research and facilitate processes of information sharing to assist unions in meeting their objectives.

What I do at LRS:
My job consists of two overarching components; research and the facilitation of information sharing. One of my anchor projects is the SA Multinational Corporations (MNC) Database in which strategic research is conducted into MNC operating in sub-Saharan Africa. We consider factors such as revenue, profits, remuneration policies and expansion strategies towards assessing to which extent MNCs, are accommodating social rights, labour rights and ultimately human rights to provide workers and their families with a decent standard of living.

The facilitation of information sharing entails engaging unions towards building a knowledge base together. We provide support to Global Union Federations (GUFs), national federations and unions to build alliances for regional and international campaigns; to support efforts of workers and to transform governance and industrial relations policies and practices of South African MNCs.