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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

ITUC-Africa Commemoration of Global Day of Action

On the 26th of June, the staff of ITUC-AFRICA came together to commemorate the Global Day of Workplace Action on Climate Change. The theme for this year’s Global Day of Workplace Action is ‘Climate Proof our Work’ #cPOW and this activity dubbed ‘Climate Dialogue’ was the first of its kind. (...)
Lomé , Togo Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And Environment

Adoption of a New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment at work

A new Convention and accompanying Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the world of work have been adopted by the International Labour Conference (ILC).
Geneva , Switzerland Keywords : Gender Equality

NLC / Press Statement: Re-open AIT and Haypower NOW

We are disturbed by the sudden suspension of the broadcast licences of the DAAR Communications broadcast services, African lndependent Television fAITJ and Raypower radio .
7 June 2019 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights NigeriaPeace And Security

ITUC-AFRICA MESSAGE FOLLOWING THE RECENT MILITARY ATTACK IN SUDAN

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trades Union Confederation (www.itucafrica. org) is very concerned about the ongoing situation in the Sudan.
07 June 2019 Keywords : DeclarationsProtest letters Peace And SecuritySudan

African unions want an inclusive free trade agreement

27 May, 2019Unions are being excluded from negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) because of a fast-track approach being used by governments. The unions are demanding that the AfCFTA should respect workers’ rights and labour standards as found in national laws and (...)
13-15 May 2019 Keywords : South AfricaReports Structural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentATUDN

Accelerate our actions to eliminate forced labor and child labor in supply chains.

The Alliance 8.7 Supply Chains Action Group held its second global meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 15th May. Over 140 participants, including Government representatives from 19 countries and over 40 Alliance 8.7 Partner Organisations, as well as Workers representatives 5ITUC And ITUC-Africa (...)
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Keywords : Cote d’IvoireExtending Social Protection Structural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentYouth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

Provisional CAS list: prepare to engage at the ILC

The provisional list for the 2019 International Labour Conference (ILC) cases to be discussed by the Committee on Application of Standards (CAS) is out (please see the document attached).
Keywords : ActivitiesTechnical documentHuman and trade union rightsReports

Seminar on Innovative Ways in Financing Universal Social Protection Floors: Policies, Programs and Practical Examples

"Social protection is too vital for many people; it is not a luxury, too many people are deprived of this RIGHT" – Kwasi Adu Amankwah "Social protection is not a matter of charity, it is a RIGHT which should provide social justice and restore the dignity of ALL – Minster of Poverty Eradication (...)
2 - 3 May 2019 Keywords : Activities NamibiaExtending Social Protection Reports

ITUC-Africa May Day Message 2019

ITUC-Africa congratulates working women and men in Africa who join the rest of the world’s working people in celebrating International Workers’ Day on May 1st 2019. We recall the heroism of earlier generations of workers who struggled and sacrificed to secure gains for working people in the (...)
1 May 2019 Keywords : Declarations

Report of the 2019 Africa International Labour Conference (ILC) preparation meeting

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) conducted the preparatory meeting for the 2019 International Labour Conference (ILC). This year’s ILC will mark the centenary (...)
20-22 March 2019 Keywords : ActivitiesHuman and trade union rightsPeace And SecurityReports Rwanda

Africa Trade Unions Holds Talks with State Secretary, German Ministry for Environment

On the side lines of the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - Kenya Office - organized a consultative meeting between the State Secretary (Deputy Minister) of the German Ministry of Environment - Jochen Flasbarth and two key partners of the FES (...)
13 March 2019 Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And EnvironmentInterviewKenya

SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE FOLLOWING CYCLONE IDAI

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (www.ituc-africa.org) would like to express its solidarity to comrades in ZCTU, to the entire population of Zimbabwe and particularly to the victims of the deadly Cyclone “Idai” that has devastated Chipinge and (...)
Keywords : ZimbabweClimate Change And EnvironmentSolidarity Letters

SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF MOZAMBIQUE FOLLOWING CYCLONE IDAI

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (www.ituc-africa.org) would like to express its solidarity to comrades in OTM, to the entire population of Mozambique and particularly to the victims of the deadly Cyclone (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And EnvironmentSolidarity LettersMozambique

UNEA 4: Trade Unions Call For Urgent Action on Marine Litter, Plastic Pollution and Toxic Chemicals

Over 4700 people are in Nairobi this week to participate in the Fourth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly running from 11 - 15 May 2019. The Summit is the highest decision making body on the environment; bringing together Heads of States, Ministers, Business leaders, Senior UN (...)
10 March 2019 Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And Environment DeclarationsTechnical document

COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (IWD) 2019: WINNING THE 50/50 BET

As the world commemorates today, March 8, the International Women’s Day, the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation, www.ituc-africa.org, congratulates these millions of women, mothers, educators, counselors for their many struggles over the past (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsGender Equality

Maltreatment and detention of an African Trade Union Leader, KWASI ADU-AMANKWAH, in Zimbabwe

This is to bring to your attention that the General Secretary of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org), Comrade Kwasi Adu-Amankwah (a Ghanaian) has been forcefully taken from Jameson Hotel where he checked into upon (...)
26 February 2019 Keywords : ZimbabweActivities DeclarationsProtest letters

The Concept Note: The 9th Edition of the ITUC-Africa New Year School

This concept note sets the tone for discussions for the forth-coming 2019 ITUC-Africa New Year School to be held under the theme ’’African Trade Unions: Which way?". The theme is informed by the outcomes of the study on the State of Trade Unions we concluded at the end of 2016. The school will (...)
11-15 February 2019 Keywords : Technical document

Press Statement Released at the NLC’s Organized Protest to the Zimbabwean High Commission

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has followed with absolute shock and a sense of outrage the ugly incidents that have trailed the mass protests in Zimbabwe. The protests were occasioned by the sudden increase in pump prices of petroleum products by the government of (...)
1 February 2019 Keywords : ZimbabweHuman and trade union rightsProtest letters Nigeria

URGENT CALL TO SECURE CITIZENS’ CIVIL LIBERTIES AGAINST ALARMING VIOLENCE BY THE POLICE AND OTHER SECURITY FORCES OF ZIMBABWE

Dear Mr President, The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) writes to protest the repressive and vicious attacks by the Zimbabwe Police and other security forces against peaceful protesters demanding an end to the (...)
Keywords : ZimbabweActivitiesHuman and trade union rightsProtest letters Peace And SecurityExtending Social Protection

MESSSAGE OF SUPPORT to the NLC: FORWARD WITH THE STRUGGLE FOR NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

ITUC-Africa has followed the protracted campaign for a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers. We rejoice with the NLC and Nigerian workers that after several delays and hiccups on the part of the Executive arm of government, a Bill for the promulgation of a new national minimum wage (...)
27 January 2019 Keywords : Activities ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” Human and trade union rightsSolidarity Letters NigeriaExtending Social Protection

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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 (...)