Reject law silencing journalists, parliament told

Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Somalia

Press statement in support of Swaziland’s eligibility status for AGOA

The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA) representing 9 000 workers in the textile and apparel industry, the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) representing 40 000 workers and 16 affiliated unions, and the IndustriALL Global Union representing 50 million workers in 140 (...)
Keywords : Declarations Swaziland Democracy Human and trade union rightsSwaziland

SOMALIA -NUSOJ - IFJ: Statement of the International Federation of Journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the gobal body of Journalists representing more that 600,000 members in 141 countries, hereby confirms that the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is a bone fied full member of the (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rights SomaliaCommunique

SOMALIA: joint statement from FESTU and SCCI over attacks on freedom of association

Somalia’s workers and employers organisations held discussions yesterday and today in the wake of fresh attacks on employers organisation: Somali Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). This attack follows attacks on FESTU and its members’ freedom of (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Somalia

Consolidating the gains of the Africa Trade Union Development Network to improve the coordination and effectiveness of trade union development cooperation activities

The Africa Trade Union Development Network (ATUDN) steering committee organised in Abuja, Nigeria from the 20th to the 21st of June 2017, their annual meeting to evaluate, plan and coordinate the work of the network. This meeting was to help members take stock of the work done this far, plan (...)
20th - 21st June 2017 Keywords : Nigeria

The protection of the rights of migrant workers for a better extension of social protection in Africa

About thirty participants, including ten women from affiliated organizations to ITUC-Africa, civil society organizations, representatives of LO / FTF, ILO and ECOWAS in charge of migration and FES Tunisia took part to a regional workshop on the protection of the rights of migrant and domestic (...)
31 July - 02 August 2017 Keywords : Benin

Attorney General queries Uganda Revenue Authority over Shs 11bn oil money

The interpretation of what constitutes oil revenues that the Uganda Revenue Authority has to remit to the national petroleum fund is at the centre of debate after the auditor general found the taxman had remitted less than what was expected, writes EDWARD (...)
August 23, 2017 Keywords : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” NewslettersUganda

Communiqué of the 37th Summit SADC of Heads of State and Government

The 37th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at OR Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in Pretoria, in the Republic of South Africa on 19th and 20th August (...)
19th - 20th August 2017 Keywords : Human and trade union rightsCommunique

Communiqué and Plan of Action of 13th Civil Society Forum

The 13th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum (CSF) convened by faith based organisations, non-governmental organisations and trade unions brought together diverse civil society formations from the region at Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Boksburg, South Africa from the 14th-16th August (...)
14 - 16 August 2017 Keywords : ActivitiesHuman and trade union rightsReports


Dear Comrade President Wright and colleagues of the SLLC, Our hearts reach out to you on the catastrophic mudslide in Freetown and the death, pain and suffering that has followed in its wake for the people of Sierra Leone. We reach out in solidarity and sympathy at this time of national (...)
16th August 2017 Keywords : ActivitiesSolidarity LettersSierra Leone

Gambian workers are working together toward the creation of a unified, democratic and strong union

In the light of the changed political climate in Gambia, a mission was organised from 17 – 21 July 2017 by the ITUC and the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) to the Gambia to get a view of the general situation on the ground in The Gambia (...)
17 au 21 juillet 2017 Keywords : Activities Gambia

Pan African Trade Union Tax Justice Group meeting for a better coordination and cohesion of the #StopTheBleeding campaign.

In January 2017 in Abuja, a focused group meeting was organised by ITUC-Africa with the support of the Solidarity Center and was attended by representatives of PSI, OTUWA, EATUC, the leadership of the NLC, focal persons from Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania and Swaziland. One of main decisions taken (...)
12-13 july 2017 Keywords : ActivitiesRwanda


On the occasion of the International Youth Day, the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) joins millions of young African workers to promote the recognition of young people as key actors for social change, economic growth and sustainable (...)
12 August 2017 Keywords : Activities DeclarationsYouth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

SWAZILAND: STAWU Signs a Pay-rise Agreement with Nagins Transport

Following a collective bargaining process between Nagins Transport (Pty) Ltd and STAWU, a 12 months collective bargaining agreement [CBA] has been signed by the Parties on about July 28th 2017. Among the material terms of the agreement is eight [8] percent pay-rise across the board in respect (...)
Keywords : Swaziland Democracy CommuniqueSwaziland

West African Observatory on Migrations meets with ECOWAS Chairman

The President of the Republic of Togo, Chairman of ECOWAS, His Excellency Faure Essozimna GNASSINGBE, received a West African Observatory on Migrations delegation led by its Permanent Secretary, Mr. Samir ABI at the President Office in Lomé on Friday, 04 August 2017. This hearing resulted from (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And EnvironmentCommuniqueMigration


The massacre of worshippers at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, in an early morning raid by yet to be identified assailant(s), is shocking, bizarre and reprehensible.
7 August 2017 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Nigeria

Strengthen the capacity of young Senegalese trade unionists to improve social security for workers in Senegal

As part of the medium-term training agreement (which started in July 2015) with the Friedrich Ebert Senegal Foundation, the Youth Collective of the Coalition of Trade Union Centers of Senegal affiliated to the ITUC (CC / The CNTS, CNTS / FC, CSA, UDTS and UNSAS organized a national workshop of (...)
14, 15 16 July 2017 Keywords : Senegal

The role of the youth in re-organizing and repositioning the union at the heart of the concerns of young workers in Ghana

The Union of Industry, Commerce and Finance Workers (UNICOF) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Ghana held its Founding Youth Conference on Thursday, 20th July, 2017 at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. The theme for the maiden youth (...)
20th july 2017 Keywords : Ghana

Memorandum of Understanding IISH and ITUC-Africa

On 30 June 2017 the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) (link is external) and the IISH signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on archival preservation.
30 June 2017 Keywords : Activities Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity


Open letter to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Togo, Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsMigration

Regional meeting of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS for French speaking countries - Trade union comments

Capacity building and resource for tax administrations in African countries A year after its creation at the request of the G20, 99 countries, including many African countries, participated in the Inclusive Framework for the implementation of the BEPS Action Plan. While the objective of broad (...)
3 July 2017 Keywords : Activities ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” BeninTechnical documentHuman and trade union rights

12 June — World Day Against Child Labour -

This year, the theme for World Day is “In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour.”
12 June 2017 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights

CSA-Benin: Training seminar on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Benin

The CSA-Benin organised a training seminar for trade union leaders on Monday, 29 May 2017, with the technical support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).
Keywords : BeninReports

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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. (...)