Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity : PROGRAMME AREA

Africa is experiencing a degradation of the fundamentals of unionism which hampers development and leads to a decline in the trade union movement.

In view of this situation it is imperative for trade union organizations to fully assume their role as the only large movement not only capable of taking into account the real interest of workers, but also as actors in economic and social development, hence a force for change.

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Memorandum of Understanding IISH and ITUC-Africa

On 30 June 2017 the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) (link is external) and the IISH signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on archival preservation.
30 June 2017 Keywords : Activities; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity;

Enhance african workers’ power through democratic management

In the context of the world economic and financial crisis, it is crucial to develop strategies to strengthen the democratic functioning and joint trade union actions for the emergence of strong unions and organizations that are representative of civil (...)
13 - 17 March 2017 Centre Fopadesc, Lomé-TOGO Keywords : Activities; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity;

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The best of WageIndicator - Autumn 2018

WageIndicator celebrates 100th Decent Work Check With the recent addition of Namibia, the 100th Decent Work Check has been published. The checklist, containing 49 questions divided over 13 workplace-related topics, compares national labour law with international labour standards. In this way, (...)
Keywords : Technical document ; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity ;

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 (...)
17 - 18 November 2018 Dakar, Senegal Keywords : Senegal ; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity ;

The first woman as the head of one of the largest South African trade union organizations.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), which has 1.6 million members, has just taken a woman to its head. This was on the sidelines of its 13th Annual Congress held in Midrand, South Africa, from September 17th to (...)
17 - 20 Septembre 2018 Johannesburg , South Africa Keywords : South Africa ; Human and trade union rights ; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity ;

Capacity building workshop for CSTT union leaders in democratic management

After its recent extraordinary congress, held on 8th December 2017 where a new confederal bureau was put in place, it was necessary to reinforce the capacity of the members for a better democratic management.
24-27 Septembre 2018 Lomé, TOGO Keywords : Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity ; Togo ;

ITUC-Africa congratulatory message to new COSATU leadership

ITUC-Africa would like to address its warmest congratulations to you, Comrade Zingiswa Losi, on your election as President of COSATU. We congratulate your colleague National Office Bearers also for their election and express our profound appreciation for the achievement of gender parity of (...)
20 September 2018 Lomé, TOGO Keywords : South Africa ; Gender Equality ; Solidarity Letters ; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity ;
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Climate change impacts on the African continent are visibly disturbing, as it begins to manifest one crisis after another. The Africa we want is crying for policy and climatic space to transform its economies, livelihoods and societies for the benefit of current and future generations. The (...)