Extending Social Protection : PROGRAMME AREA

The majority of African’s population remain vulnerable and excluded from social protection benefits which can guarantee better living and
working conditions. The extent of the social protection deficit in Africa, especially with respect to health coverage, income protection and
unemployment benefits is huge and results in massive poverty. Only 3 out of 54 African countries have ratified Convention 102 on social
protection; 4 have ratified Convention 183 on maternity protection; and 2 have ratified Convention 189 on domestic workers.

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03/05/2019

Seminar on Innovative Ways in Financing Universal Social Protection Floors: Policies, Programs and Practical Examples

"Social protection is too vital for many people; it is not a luxury, too many people are deprived of this RIGHT" – Kwasi Adu Amankwah "Social protection is not a matter of charity, it is a RIGHT which should provide social justice and restore the dignity of ALL – Minster of Poverty Eradication (...)
2 - 3 May 2019 Windoeck, NAMIBIA Keywords : Activities; Namibia; Extending Social Protection ; Reports ;
28/01/2019

URGENT CALL TO SECURE CITIZENS’ CIVIL LIBERTIES AGAINST ALARMING VIOLENCE BY THE POLICE AND OTHER SECURITY FORCES OF ZIMBABWE

Dear Mr President, The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) writes to protest the repressive and vicious attacks by the Zimbabwe Police and other security forces against peaceful protesters demanding an end to the (...)
Keywords : Zimbabwe; Activities; Human and trade union rights; Protest letters ; Peace And Security; Extending Social Protection ;
27/01/2019

MESSSAGE OF SUPPORT to the NLC: FORWARD WITH THE STRUGGLE FOR NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

ITUC-Africa has followed the protracted campaign for a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers. We rejoice with the NLC and Nigerian workers that after several delays and hiccups on the part of the Executive arm of government, a Bill for the promulgation of a new national minimum wage (...)
27 January 2019 Lome, TOGO Keywords : Activities; ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” ; Human and trade union rights; Solidarity Letters; Nigeria; Extending Social Protection ;
09/10/2018

Commendation for national minimum wage adoption in South Africa and request to support campaign for minimum wages across Africa

Dear President Ramaphosa, On behalf of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) - I convey to you our profound commendation and appreciation for the institution of national minimum wage in South (...)
4 October 2018 Lomé, TOGO Keywords : Activities; South Africa; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
15/03/2017

Enhance collaboration between WAEMU, ITUC - Africa and OTUWA for greater representativity of trade unions in sub regional, regional and international institutions.

A visit and exchange mission took place on the 20th and 21st of February between the commissioners responsible for human development of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), ITUC-Africa, the General Secretary of OTUWA (Organization of Trade Unions of West Africa ) took place on (...)
20 - 21 February 2017 Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Gender Equality; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;

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20/05/2019

Accelerate our actions to eliminate forced labor and child labor in supply chains.

The Alliance 8.7 Supply Chains Action Group held its second global meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 15th May. Over 140 participants, including Government representatives from 19 countries and over 40 Alliance 8.7 Partner Organisations, as well as Workers representatives 5ITUC And ITUC-Africa (...)
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Keywords : Cote d’Ivoire ; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ; Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment ;
03/05/2019

Seminar on Innovative Ways in Financing Universal Social Protection Floors: Policies, Programs and Practical Examples

"Social protection is too vital for many people; it is not a luxury, too many people are deprived of this RIGHT" – Kwasi Adu Amankwah "Social protection is not a matter of charity, it is a RIGHT which should provide social justice and restore the dignity of ALL – Minster of Poverty Eradication (...)
2 - 3 May 2019 Windoeck, NAMIBIA Keywords : Activities ; Namibia ; Extending Social Protection ; Reports ;
28/01/2019

URGENT CALL TO SECURE CITIZENS’ CIVIL LIBERTIES AGAINST ALARMING VIOLENCE BY THE POLICE AND OTHER SECURITY FORCES OF ZIMBABWE

Dear Mr President, The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) writes to protest the repressive and vicious attacks by the Zimbabwe Police and other security forces against peaceful protesters demanding an end to the (...)
Keywords : Zimbabwe ; Activities ; Human and trade union rights ; Protest letters ; Peace And Security ; Extending Social Protection ;
27/01/2019

MESSSAGE OF SUPPORT to the NLC: FORWARD WITH THE STRUGGLE FOR NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

ITUC-Africa has followed the protracted campaign for a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers. We rejoice with the NLC and Nigerian workers that after several delays and hiccups on the part of the Executive arm of government, a Bill for the promulgation of a new national minimum wage (...)
27 January 2019 Lome, TOGO Keywords : Activities ; ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” ; Human and trade union rights ; Solidarity Letters ; Nigeria ; Extending Social Protection ;
27/11/2018

PROMOTING SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR ALL THROUGH EQUITY AND GENDER EQUALITY

Taking forward the Abidjan declaration from the 2017 conference , 23 delegates from 17 African trade unions affiliated to ITUC Africa and 2 labour support organisations, gathered from 6 to 10 November in Johannesburg, in the framework of a continental seminar organized by FEDUSA, ITUC Africa (...)
6-10 November 2018 Johannesburg, South Africa Keywords : South Africa ; Gender Equality ; Extending Social Protection ;
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