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Message of Condolences on the passing of Comrade Demba Diop

We salute the memory of Comrade Demba’s enormous contribution to the trade union movement of Mali and of Africa spanning several decades. A great tree of the African trade union movement has indeed fallen.
Keywords : Tributes Message of condolences Mali

MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC - ITUC-AFRICA MESSAGE TO AFFILIATES

As the global pandemic of corona virus COVID-19 rages on around the world, the number of affected African countries is increasing rapidly. As of Tuesday, March 17, there were 450 cases of patients infected with Covid-19, spread across 30 countries out of a total of 54 on the (...)
18 March 2020 Keywords : Climate Change And Environment Declarations

Statement on International Women’s Day 2020

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation - ITUC-Africa (www.ituc-africa.org) would like to congratulate the millions of women and activists for their unwavering commitment to working with us for a fairer (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsGender Equality

6TH AFRICA SOCIAL PARTNERS SUMMIT: MESSAGE BY COMRADE AYUBA WABBA

A FRATERNAL MESSAGE BY COMRADE AYUBA WABBA, mni, PRESIDENT OF THE NLC AND ITUC AT THE 6TH AFRICA SOCIAL PARTNERS SUMMIT
Keywords : Activities DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Nigeria

The Choice is Ours – FESTU welcomes the signing of the Federal Electoral Bill into law

The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) and its 12 affiliated sector unions commend the signing of the country’s Federal Electoral Bill into law as a historic and tangible move towards the realisation of democratic rights of Somalis and ultimately, a stable and peaceful (...)
23 February 2020 Keywords : Activities DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Somalia

10th New Year School: African Trade Unions and the Future of Work

Technological advances, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics are plunging the world of work today into unprecedented change. If this change promises to be beneficial for some under other skies, that is likely to strike a blow to others on the black continent, given that the (...)
17-20 Febrary 2020 Keywords : ActivitiesNewslettersClimate Change And EnvironmentHuman and trade union rightsGender EqualityPeace And SecurityExtending Social Protection Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union UnityStructural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentYouth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

Zimbabwe: Protest letter to the President against harassement and judicial persecution of Trade Unionists

The African Regional Organization of the ITUC-Africa International Trade Union Confederation (www.ituc-africa.org) representing 17 million working women and men in Africa writes to express its concern about the continued harassment and attacks on trade unions and their leaders in (...)
04 February 2020 Keywords : ZimbabweHuman and trade union rightsProtest letters

ITUC-Africa Statement on Australian Bushfires

The Africa Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) has been following with dismay, news of the devastating fires which have been raging in several parts of Australia over the past few (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment Declarations

SOLIDARITY MESSAGE FROM ITUC-AFRICA TO THE CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS OF INDIA IN SUPPORT OF THE 8TH JANUARY NATIONAL GENERAL STRIKE ACTION

On behalf of 17 million of working women and men in Africa, the Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (www.ituc-africa.org) wishes to address its solidarity and support to the Central Trade Unions and to all workers in (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsSolidarity LettersExtending Social Protection

ITUC- Africa calls for restoration of the Sexual Offences Bill

I write on behalf of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC- Africa) which represents over 17 million members across 51 African countries to denounce the irregular and unilateral manner in which you withdrew the Sexual Offences Bill from the (...)
Keywords : Gender EqualityProtest letters Somalia

Protest against Dissolution of Trade Unions in Sudan

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) strongly protests against and condemns the decision of the transitional authorities of Sudan to dissolve all trade union organisations and professional associations in (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Sudan

Declarative statement from the Pre-Congress activity on ADVANCING PROGRESSIVE RIGHT BASED MIGRATION GOVERNANCE as part of the events of the 4th Delegates Congress of ITUC-Africa

We note that indeed, migration is a historic feature of our humanity. We are concerned that migration has been subjected to all manners of interpretation and engagements, which are evident in the politics, policies, practices and programmes of politicians, political party, governments and (...)
19 November 2019 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights NigeriaExtending Social Protection Migration

CALL FOR ACTION TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES GROUP WORKERS TO UNIONIZE FREELY

Dear Prime Minister, ITUC-Africa (The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation) calls on you to take action to protect and safeguard the rights of Ethiopian Airline Group workers to freely organize and secure a voice of representation. We are disturbed by (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rights EthiopiaProtest letters Extending Social Protection Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

Statement of Renewed Commitment on Trade Union Climate Action

The 4th Ordinary Congress of the ITUC-Africa, taking place in Abuja from 20-22 November, 2019, reflected on the realities of climate change and its far-reaching impact on livelihoods, jobs and communities;...
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment Declarations

African Trade Union Demands COP 25

Climate change impacts on the African continent are visibly disturbing, as it begins to manifest one crisis after another. The Africa we want is crying for policy and climatic space to transform its economies, livelihoods and societies for the benefit of current and future generations. The (...)
2 – 13 December, 2019 Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And EnvironmentPetition

Strong unions for an Africa that works for its people

African workers deserve an Africa in which rights are respected and exercised and where the wellbeing of the people is secure. To achieve this, strong representation of workers’ interests at workplace, national and continental level is essential. The fourth congress of the International Trade (...)
Keywords : Congress2019

Protest Against Severe Police Brutality Against Striking Public Sector Workers in ESWATINI

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) expresses its strong protest against severe Police brutalities meted out against striking public sector workers in the Kingdom of (...)
04-10-2019 Keywords : Eswatini Democracy Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Eswatini

ZCTU Press Release on ABDUCTION OF ZIMBABWE HOSPITAL DOCTORS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is shocked by reports of the abduction of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (Z H D A) President, Dr. Peter Magombeyi on Saturday, 14 September 2019.
16 septembre 2019 Keywords : Zimbabwe DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights

ITUC-Africa MESSAGE FOLLOWING XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Africa Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (www.itucafrica. org) has received with concern the reports of violence that broke out in some suburbs of Johannesburg city center on Sunday and spread to the central business district the days after. We have also (...)
05-09-19 Keywords : South AfricaHuman and trade union rightsProtest letters Peace And SecurityExtending Social Protection Youth Work - Organising And Workers EmpowermentMigration

ZCTU: Press Release on the Abductions and Torture of Civic and Political Activists

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is shocked by reports of the ongoing barbaric abduction and torture of civic and political activists that are reminiscent of the Mugabe era. Reports indicate that most are being abducted from their homes by masked heavily armed men who torture them (...)
15 August 2019 Keywords : Zimbabwe DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights

ITUC-AFRICA YOUTH STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

YOUTH AND TRANSFORMING EDUCATION Young workers can also participate and “Make it a space for all of us” through transformed education. Education allows people to develop confidence in their self, showcase their talent and more so speak up for their rights and others who they (...)
Lomé , Togo Keywords : Activities DeclarationsYouth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

ITUC-AFRICA CONDOLENCE AND SOLIDARITY MESSAGE FOLLOWING THE RECENT CAR BOMB ATTACK FOLLOWED BY GUNFIRE IN SOMALIA

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Somalia. It is with shock and dismay that we heard the news about the car bomb attack followed by gunfire who occurred on Friday July 12th at the As-Asey (...)
16 July 2019 Keywords : Solidarity LettersPeace And Security Somalia

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A FRATERNAL MESSAGE BY COMRADE AYUBA WABBA, mni, PRESIDENT OF THE NLC AND ITUC AT THE 6TH AFRICA SOCIAL PARTNERS SUMMIT