The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) expresses utmost outrage at the recent killing and abduction of health workers by criminals suspected to be insurgents. This is the umpteenth time that such killings and abductions are taking place especially in North East, Nigeria. The NLC (...)
18 September 2018 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights NigeriaPeace And Security

ITUC-Africa statement on the brazen attack of the eSwatini Royal Police against peaceful protesters

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Protest against the brazen attack of the eSwatini Royal Police against peaceful protesters The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa ( writes to express its concern about the recent police attack (...)
20 September 2018 Keywords : Swaziland Democracy Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Swaziland

ITUC-Africa congratulatory message to new COSATU leadership

ITUC-Africa would like to address its warmest congratulations to you, Comrade Zingiswa Losi, on your election as President of COSATU. We congratulate your colleague National Office Bearers also for their election and express our profound appreciation for the achievement of gender parity of (...)
20 September 2018 Keywords : South AfricaGender EqualitySolidarity Letters Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity


The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is seriously concerned by the latest cholera outbreak which has claimed more than 20 lives countrywide. This is the second outbreak with last one being in 2008 that claimed 1000 lives.
12 September 2018 Keywords : Zimbabwe Declarations

NLC Press Statement : We Have Been Vindicated

We at the Nigeria Labour Congress hereby urge MTN Nigeria to comply without further delay the directive of the Federal Government to it to pay $2 billion in tax arrears as well as the $8.13 billion it was said to have illegally repatriated to South Africa over which four indigenous banks have (...)
Keywords : Declarations Nigeria

ITF commits support for fossil-fuel-free city streets by 2030

The International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) general secretary has given details of how the federation, and the 20 million workers it represents, will support a declaration to create zero-emissions cities by 2030.
13 September 2018 Keywords : Climate Change And Environment Declarations


ITUC-Africa has learnt with disquiet about the break in at the offices of the National Organisation of Trade Unions of Uganda (NOTU) by unknown persons who made away with computers and documents.
05 Sep 2018 Keywords : Activities DeclarationsUganda

NLC Press Statement : Lafiya Gas Explosion - Avoidable Tragedy

The Nigeria Labour Congress wishes to sympathise with the government and people of Nasarawa State and victims of gas explosion in Lafia, Nasarawa State which claimed scores of lives and destroyed properties worth fortunes.
11 Sep 2018 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Nigeria


The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa welcomes the recent announcement by the Qatar government to abolish exit permits for migrant workers. We commend the Qatar government for the obvious show of genuine commitment (...)
6 September 2018 Keywords : Activities DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsMigration

National Youth Council of TUC - Ghana Calls for Safe Spaces for the Youth on International Youth Day, 2018

The National Youth Council (NYC) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Ghana marked the 2018 International Youth Day under the Theme: *“Safe Spaces for Youth”.
12 Août 2018 Keywords : ActivitiesYouth Work - Organising And Workers EmpowermentCommuniqueGhana


The Youth Committee of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) will celebrate International Youth Day 2018 with a focus on youth contribution on ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work. Violence against (...)
12 August 2018 Keywords : Activities DeclarationsYouth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

Statements related to Zimbabwe’s Elections

Joint Statement by International Election Observation Missions to Zimbabwe’s Harmonised Elections STATEMENT OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMISSION ON THE ELECTIONS IN ZIMBABWE
30 July - 2 August 2018 Keywords : Zimbabwe DeclarationsPeace And Security

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 Keywords : ActivitiesReports Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development

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 : ActivitiesReports Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign ’joint declaration of peace and friendship’ in Asmara

Conscious that the peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea share close bonds of geography, history, culture, language and religion as well as fundamental common interests; Recognizing that over the past decades, they were denied the opportunity to build a bright future for their peoples on the basis (...)
9th July 2018 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Eritrea Ethiopia

PRESS RELEASE from NLC: MTN Must Respect Workers Rights

Today, Tuesday, July. 10, marks the second day of the picketing of MTN offices nationwide by the Nigeria Labour Congress and its civil society allies This press statement is intended to explain the reasons for this action as well as debunk the false information being fed the public by MTN (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Nigeria

Press Statement: Move to finally resolve the “no war no peace” situation between Ethiopia and Eritrea: African workers’ commendation and call for genuine and determinate process and outcome

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation - ITUC-Africa welcomes with excitement the historic visit of an Eritrean high delegation to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 26 June 2018 on the official invitation of the government of Ethiopia. ITUC-Africa also commends (...)
June 29, 2018 Keywords : Declarations Eritrea EthiopiaPeace And Security

REPORT on Just Transition Consultative Meeting, 22-24 May 2018, Lagos, Nigeria

The ITUC-Africa Just Transition Consultative Meeting, tookg place in Lagos from 22-24 May 2018, brought together 18 participants from 12 African countries. The meeting deliberated on a number of issues: a. The development and industrialization challenges facing Africa b. The Climate Change (...)
22-24 May 2018 Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And EnvironmentReports

Trade Unions Begin a Journey Towards Defining and Developing A Just Transition Policy Framework For Africa

As part of a series of initiatives jointly implemented by ITUC-Africa and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), the Africa climate change activists are now embarking on a process of conceptualizing, defining and developing a Just Transition policy framework for (...)
22 to 24th may 2018 Keywords : Activities Nigeria

African trade unions are committed to contribute to the United Nations Global Compact on migration

The UN Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration is an opportunity for trade unions to rethink their migration policies. These policies should not focus only on the recognition of human mobility, but also its contribution to sustainable (...)
10 to 12 avril 2018 Keywords : Activities Nigeria

Union leaders strengthen their skills in democratic management

Putting strategies in place to strengthen the democratic functioning and unity of trade union action for the emergence of strong unions is more necessary than ever, in the context of the global economic and financial crisis.
21 to 25 May 2018 Keywords : Benin Cote d’Ivoire Guinea Senegal ChadBurkina FasoMaliTogo

Labour Day Celebrations

Each year, Trade unions around the world commemorate Labour Day. Traditionally, on 1st May, they voice their concerns about the working conditions of their members and demand for wage increment and more jobs during the celebrations. This event was celebrated across the continent in different (...)
1st May Keywords : Benin Democratic Republic of Congo SenegalNigerTogo

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I write on behalf of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa representing over 17 million workers in 52 African countries to protest the arrest and detention of trade union leaders of the Sierra Leone Labour Congress (...)