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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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;
26/07/2018

E-commerce Integrity: Inclusion, Employment, Labour, Opportunities and Potential Challenges

A well-integrated African E-commerce industry would cover over a billion people, making it one of the most significant e-commerce industries in the world. It has the potential to turn us into leading producers and not just consumers of externally produced goods and services and of course (...)
23-25th July 2018 Nairobi, Kenya Keywords : Activities; Reports ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
26/07/2018

Chinese Investments In Africa: whose fooling who?

During the weeks of 6-14th July 2018, I was privileged to be part of a four-member investigative team of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) representing the African ITUC regional office. The team led by the ITUC Deputy Secretary-General Mamadou Diallo’s task was to speak to (...)
14 July 2018 Keywords : Activities; Reports ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
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;
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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.
Keywords : Reports ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
02/08/2012

An inventory of research carried out by the African trade union movement on economic and social issues

Within the framework of the project "Strengthening ITUC-Africa’s interventions in the field of economic and social policy" supported by the Finnish trade union centre, SASK, ITUC-Africa has made an inventory of research carried out by the African trade union movement on economic and social (...)
Keywords : Technical document ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
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ITUC AFRICA

More than 100 representatives of civil society organisations, local authorities, trade unions, private sector, African Union (AU) institutions, and European Union (EU) Member States and EU institutions gathered in Gaborone (Botswana) from 8 to 10 October 2018 for the Africa Regional Meeting of (...)