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13/11/2017

ITUC-Africa welcomes Qatar’s labour industrial reforms: calls on Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to emulate same

The African Régional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confédération (ITUC-Africa) joins the global trade union fraternity to commend and welcome the décision and commitments made by the govemment of Qatar to progressively reform her industrial relations practices. The reforms will help (...)
Keywords : Activities; Declarations; Human and trade union rights; Migration;
27/10/2017

PRESS RELEASE OF THE RSMMS DELEGATION IN MISSION TO AGADEZ

The steering committee of the Trade Union Network on Mediterranean Sub-Saharan Migration (RSMMS), decided in July 2017 in Tunis, as part of its program for the period 2017-2020, to send a delegation to meet migrants in their journey to find a job. The delegation was accompanied by the (...)
Keywords : Activities; Human and trade union rights; Communique; Migration; Niger;
26/10/2017

Educational video on ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS from AFRICA produced by ITUC-Africa

ITUC-Africa is carrying out a number of educational campaigns to get African audiences aware of how multi-national corporations are syphoning capital from the continent through tax evasion and tax avoidance (e.g. using tax havens to shelter profits). These activities contribute significantly to (...)
Keywords : Activities; ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” ; Technical document; Human and trade union rights;
03/10/2017

Press statement of the African Trade Union Migration Network (ATUMNET)

African trade unions and the quest for better migration management: making migration work for development and migrants
12 September 2017 Accra, GHANA Keywords : Activities; Declarations; Human and trade union rights; Migration;
27/09/2017

ITUC-AFRICA SOLIDARITY STATEMENT WITH COSATU ON THE OCCASION OF HER NATIONAL STRIKE ACTION

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) representing over 17 million workers in 51 of the 55 African countries conveys her full solidarity and support for the 27 September 2017 National Strike Action called by the Congress of South (...)
Keywords : Activities; South Africa; Human and trade union rights; Solidarity Letters;
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03/09/2017

SOMALIA: joint statement from FESTU and SCCI over attacks on freedom of association

Somalia’s workers and employers organisations held discussions yesterday and today in the wake of fresh attacks on employers organisation: Somali Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). This attack follows attacks on FESTU and its members’ freedom of (...)
Keywords : Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Somalia ;
29/08/2017

Communiqué of the 37th Summit SADC of Heads of State and Government

The 37th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at OR Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in Pretoria, in the Republic of South Africa on 19th and 20th August (...)
19th - 20th August 2017 OR Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Pretoria, South Africa Keywords : Human and trade union rights ; Communique ;
29/08/2017

Communiqué and Plan of Action of 13th Civil Society Forum

The 13th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum (CSF) convened by faith based organisations, non-governmental organisations and trade unions brought together diverse civil society formations from the region at Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Boksburg, South Africa from the 14th-16th August (...)
14 - 16 August 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa Keywords : Activities ; Human and trade union rights ; Reports ;
07/08/2017

NLC PRESS STATEMENT: FISH OUR THE PERPETRATORS

The massacre of worshippers at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, in an early morning raid by yet to be identified assailant(s), is shocking, bizarre and reprehensible.
7 August 2017 Abuja, NIGERIA Keywords : Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Nigeria ;
06/07/2017

OPEN LETTER TO THE CHAIRMAN OF ECOWAS

Open letter to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Togo, Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Keywords : Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Migration ;
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ITUC AFRICA

2018
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2018 Survey Questionnaire on TRADE UNION RIGHTS VIOLATION

The ITUC has been exposing violations of trade union rights for more than 30 years. We publish this information on the website of the ITUC Survey and use it to develop the ITUC Global Rights Index which rates 140 countries on a scale from 1-5 based on the degree of respect for workers’ rights. (...)