The Union of Employers of the Republic of Tajikistan (UOERT) was founded in 2006. UOERT is an independent, non-governmental, non-political and not-for-profit organization based on voluntary membership. The members of the UOERT mostly operates in agriculture (70%), but also in industry, construction and service sector. In 2008, by Order No. 173 “On the Approval of Provisions of the Tripartite Commission for Regulation of Social and Labour Relations in the RT”, the Tripartite Commission for the Regulation of Social and Labour Relations (RTC) was established as the institutional mechanism for tripartite social dialog and relations in Tajikistan. According to that, RTC includes representatives of the Government of Tajikistan, the Union of the Employers of the Republic of Tajikistan (UOERT) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Tajikistan (FITUT).