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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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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27/10/2018

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF AN EMERGENCY MEETI NG OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (NECJ OF THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS (NLCJ HELD ON TUESDAY 23rd OCTOBER, 2018 AT THE PASCAL BAFYAU LABOUR HOUSE

The NEC-in-session received the report on the conclusion of the sittings of the Tripartite National Minimum Wage Negotiating Committee that took place on October 4 & 5, 20 18. NEC took note that the Tripartite National Minimum Wage Negotiating Committee arrived at N30,000 as the figure to (...)
23 OCTOBER, 2018 Abuja, NIGERIA Keywords : Human and trade union rights ; Nigeria ; Extending Social Protection ; Communique ;
22/10/2018

Interview with Congolese trade unionist Joséphine Shimbi Umba

“We say ’protect the workers’, but which workers are we talking about if only 2.5 per cent have formal jobs?”
10 October 2018 Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Extending Social Protection ; Democratic Republic of Congo ; Interview ;
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 ;

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 (...)