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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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;

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;

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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Amnesty International Launches Iran Trade Union Rights Campaign

Amnesty International Launches Iran Trade Union Rights Campaign Amnesty International (AI) has launched a global campaign for worker’s rights in Iran, officially kicked off at a June 10 press conference at the ILO in Geneva organized jointly with IUF, ITF, Education International (EI) and the (...)
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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. (...)