Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development : PROGRAMME AREA

Three decades of implementation of the Structural Adjustments Programmes failed to either bring structural changes to African economies
or address key structural constraints. The SAPs have rather deepened the primary commodity export-dependence that Africa inherited
from colonialism and increased vulnerabilities to volatile world primary commodities prices. Moreover, the open trade, investment and
financial regimes and policies have had little impact on wealth creation and led to substantial accumulation of wealth in the hands of the
few outside the continent. Trade liberalization has exposed indigenous industries to unfair competition from abroad leading to deindustrialization
and loss of high quality manufacturing sector jobs and degradation of domestic productive capacity. Together with extensive
retrenchment of public sector workers, this has increased the rate of informalization and joblessness.

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12/04/2017

Building the capacity of trade unions in West Africa for productivity improvement

The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO/ACTRAV) with the collaboration of the Japanese Trade Union Congress (JTUC/RENGO) organized a sub-regional workshop on Enhancing the Role of Trade Unions in Productivity Improvement in the ECOWAS Sub Region. The workshop was held in Ouagadougou, (...)
22 - 24 February 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development; Burkina Faso;
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;
01/02/2017

7th New Year School : In order to stop illicit financial flows for a structural transformation of Africa, trade unionists roll up their sleeves.

Around US $ 50 billion is lost by Africa every year through illicit financial flows, which, according to Global Financial Integrity (GFI) estimates, are growing at an astounding rate of 20.2 percent annually. A phenomenon that is in the agenda of discussions of trade union organizations which (...)
2017 Jan 30 - Feb 03 / New Year School Lome - TOGO Keywords : Activities; Upcoming event; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;

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07/02/2013

RESEARCH ON ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ISSUES WITHIN THE AFRICAN TRADE UNION MOVEMENT: A REVIEW AND THE WAY-FORWARD

Research is, generally, the foundation of social development. It is not only the source of innovations but also the key to economic and social progress. Given the ineffective economic and social policies, the increasing marginalisation of African peoples and the continuous deterioration of (...)
Keywords : Technical document ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
18/01/2013

STATUS OF THE RELATIONS OF THE AFRICAN TRADE UNION MOVEMENT WITH THE ACADEMIC WORLD : A general overview

Cooperation between the African trade unions and the academia in the area of research is not yet fully developed. This situation may be due to the fact that trade union organizations are not properly involved in research activities in the field of economic and social (...)
Keywords : Reports ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
19/11/2012

Economic and Social Policy Programme NEWSLETTER N°3: Echoes of the Capacity Building Programme

1. Youth unemployment: a structural phenomenon in Africa 2. Unemployment by Gender in Africa 3. Youth-friendly public policies that ensure growth and sustainable development in Africa
Keywords : Newsletters ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
08/11/2012

ITUC-Africa’s Statement on the Occasion of the European Trade Union Day of Action

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) and its affiliates express their solidarity with the European trade union movement on the occasion of the European Trade Union Day of Action which will take place on November (...)
Keywords : Declarations ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
10/10/2012

8th Summer University of the FES for unionists in Central Africa

ITUC-Africa actively represented by Comrade Kouglo LAWSON-BODY in the session on "Regional integration and trade union", October 1st, 2012 in Yaoundé, Cameroun.
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ITUC AFRICA

2018
Jan 16

2018 Survey Questionnaire on TRADE UNION RIGHTS VIOLATION

The ITUC has been exposing violations of trade union rights for more than 30 years. We publish this information on the website of the ITUC Survey and use it to develop the ITUC Global Rights Index which rates 140 countries on a scale from 1-5 based on the degree of respect for workers’ rights. (...)