Extending Social Protection : PROGRAMME AREA

The majority of African’s population remain vulnerable and excluded from social protection benefits which can guarantee better living and
working conditions. The extent of the social protection deficit in Africa, especially with respect to health coverage, income protection and
unemployment benefits is huge and results in massive poverty. Only 3 out of 54 African countries have ratified Convention 102 on social
protection; 4 have ratified Convention 183 on maternity protection; and 2 have ratified Convention 189 on domestic workers.

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17/02/2020

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 Lome, TOGO Keywords : Activities; Newsletters; Climate Change And Environment; Human and trade union rights; Gender Equality; Peace And Security; Extending Social Protection ; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development; Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment;
03/05/2019

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 Windoeck, NAMIBIA Keywords : Activities; Namibia; Extending Social Protection ; Reports ;
28/01/2019

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 : Zimbabwe; Activities; Human and trade union rights; Protest letters ; Peace And Security; Extending Social Protection ;
27/01/2019

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 Lome, TOGO Keywords : Activities; ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” ; Human and trade union rights; Solidarity Letters; Nigeria; Extending Social Protection ;
09/10/2018

Commendation for national minimum wage adoption in South Africa and request to support campaign for minimum wages across Africa

Dear President Ramaphosa, On behalf of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) - I convey to you our profound commendation and appreciation for the institution of national minimum wage in South (...)
4 October 2018 Lomé, TOGO Keywords : Activities; South Africa; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
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28/04/2020

FESTU: Somali workers in urgent need of protection from unsafe working conditions and infectious disease

In the year of coronavirus (COVID-19), this day of commemoration has never been more significant, and the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) renews its pledge to fight for the living of working women and men of Somalia.
28 April 2020 Mogadishu, Somalia Keywords : THE TRADE UNION BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 ; Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Peace And Security ; Extending Social Protection ; Somalia ;
23/04/2020

Commemoration of International Workers’ Memorial Day 2020

Each year, workers around the world celebrate International Workers’ Memorial Day or Workers’ Mourning Day on April 28. This is the international day of remembrance and action for workers who have been killed, become disabled, injured or made unwell by (...)
Keywords : THE TRADE UNION BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 ; Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Solidarity Letters ; Extending Social Protection ;
06/04/2020

COVID-19: LET’S PUT AFRICA ON WAR FOOTING

We come back to you once again on the grave matter of COVID-19. We commend you for the range of efforts made by unions across Africa in support of governments or in demand of their governments in response to the raging pandemic COVID-19 that continues to claim thousands of lives daily around (...)
Keywords : THE TRADE UNION BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 ; Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
17/02/2020

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 Lome, TOGO Keywords : Activities ; Newsletters ; Climate Change And Environment ; Human and trade union rights ; Gender Equality ; Peace And Security ; Extending Social Protection ; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ; Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment ;
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ITUC AFRICA

Given the enormity of the catastrophe that could befall Africa should the continent experience a full-scale outbreak of the epidemic, we deem it necessary to address the African Union on a number of urgent issues....