Africa Day :

This year’s theme, "Acceleration of African Continental Free Trade Area implementation," resonates deeply with our commitment to Pan-Africanism, economic integration, and the empowerment of African workers



Urgent call for respect for trade union freedoms and social dialogue in Benin

Mister President, We are sending you this letter on behalf of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC-Africa ( , which represents 17 million registered members and 107 affiliated national trade union centres in 52 African (...)

May Day Commemoration: ITUC-Africa Calls for Action on Jobs, Peace and Democracy

May 1st, an emblematic date celebrated around the world, took on special significance for ITUC-Africa this year. Under the theme "A renewed call for jobs, peace and democracy for shared prosperity", the organization placed the heart of its demands at the center of this commemoration.

Labour Day Celebrations in Togo: Social Dialogue Issue and the Trade Union Determination

Lomé, Togo - On May 1st, 2024, Togo joined the rest of the world in marking International Workers’ Day, a memorable day in the history of the trade union movement. The day was marked not only by traditional celebrations, but also by a meeting between Civil Service Minister Gilbert Bawara and (...)

May Day in Somalia: A Call for Decent Work and Social Justice

Mogadishu, Somalia - On May 1, 2024, Somalia joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Labor Day, a significant occasion that recalls the historic struggles and achievements of the trade union movement across the globe. This year, the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) (...)

UNTC-CS General Secretary Denounces Precarious Working Conditions at May Day Commemoration in Cape Verde

Praia, May 1st - The General Secretary of the National Union of Cape Verdean Workers - Central Trade Union (UNTC-CS) has once again strongly criticized the precarious and unstable employment conditions in the country, calling into question the relevance of celebrating May Day.




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14th Edition of New Year School: Advancing Africa’s Transformation Agenda

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) is pleased to announce the 14th edition of the New Year School (NYS), scheduled for March 19-22, 2024, in Lusaka, Zambia. Under the theme “Advancing (...)
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Migrant workers and GBV: African experts seek solutions

African labour expayts say they are working with relevant government authorities to improve the management of migrant labour, with a long-term goal of eliminating gender-based violenc against vulnerable workers. The resolutions emerged from a two-day conference that ended on Wednesday in Dar (...)