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27/11/2018

35% of women in the world have experienced physical and / or sexual violence

35 percent of women in the world have experienced physical and / or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from another person at some point in their lives (UN Women). Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1999, the International Day for the (...)
27/11/2018

NLC has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps to address the issue on the new national minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress urged Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari to forward an executive bill to the National Assembly to legalise the recommendation of the tripartite committee. The NLC president dismissed claims that the implementation of the new national minimum wage would lead to (...)
27/11/2018

PROMOTING SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR ALL THROUGH EQUITY AND GENDER EQUALITY

Taking forward the Abidjan declaration from the 2017 conference , 23 delegates from 17 African trade unions affiliated to ITUC Africa and 2 labour support organisations, gathered from 6 to 10 November in Johannesburg, in the framework of a continental seminar organized by FEDUSA, ITUC Africa (...)
26/11/2018

Mody Guiro: renewed confidence

The 11th Confederal Congress of the National Confederation of Workers of Senegal (CNTS), was held on 17 and 18 November in Dakar Senegal. At least 2,000 delegates and guests gathered at the Grand Théâtre National de Dakar attended the re-election of comrade Mody Guiro unanimously acclaimed by (...)
24/11/2018

BOTSWANA TO GIVE VISA ON ARRIVAL TO TRAVELLERS: A COMMENDABLE DECISION

The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions has learnt with excitement the decision by the Botswana government to, from 24 November 2018, commence the issuance of visa on arrival (at the point of entry) to travellers, especially Africans visiting the country. This move is commendable and (...)

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7th New Year School : In order to stop illicit financial flows for a structural transformation of Africa, trade unionists roll up their sleeves.

Around US $ 50 billion is lost by Africa every year through illicit financial flows, which, according to Global Financial Integrity (GFI) estimates, are growing at an astounding rate of 20.2 percent annually. A phenomenon that is in the agenda (...)
2017 Jan 30 - Feb 03 / New Year School Lome - TOGO
2018 Dec 15

ITUC-Africa Protests Against Arrest of Sierra Leone Trade Unionists and Government Interference in Union (...)

I write on behalf of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) 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 (...)
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