Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development : PROGRAMME AREA

Three decades of implementation of the Structural Adjustments Programmes failed to either bring structural changes to African economies
or address key structural constraints. The SAPs have rather deepened the primary commodity export-dependence that Africa inherited
from colonialism and increased vulnerabilities to volatile world primary commodities prices. Moreover, the open trade, investment and
financial regimes and policies have had little impact on wealth creation and led to substantial accumulation of wealth in the hands of the
few outside the continent. Trade liberalization has exposed indigenous industries to unfair competition from abroad leading to deindustrialization
and loss of high quality manufacturing sector jobs and degradation of domestic productive capacity. Together with extensive
retrenchment of public sector workers, this has increased the rate of informalization and joblessness.

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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;
26/07/2018

E-commerce Integrity: Inclusion, Employment, Labour, Opportunities and Potential Challenges

A well-integrated African E-commerce industry would cover over a billion people, making it one of the most significant e-commerce industries in the world. It has the potential to turn us into leading producers and not just consumers of externally produced goods and services and of course (...)
23-25th July 2018 Nairobi, Kenya Keywords : Activities; Reports ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
26/07/2018

Chinese Investments In Africa: whose fooling who?

During the weeks of 6-14th July 2018, I was privileged to be part of a four-member investigative team of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) representing the African ITUC regional office. The team led by the ITUC Deputy Secretary-General Mamadou Diallo’s task was to speak to (...)
14 July 2018 Keywords : Activities; Reports ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
12/04/2017

Building the capacity of trade unions in West Africa for productivity improvement

The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO/ACTRAV) with the collaboration of the Japanese Trade Union Congress (JTUC/RENGO) organized a sub-regional workshop on Enhancing the Role of Trade Unions in Productivity Improvement in the ECOWAS Sub Region. The workshop was held in Ouagadougou, (...)
22 - 24 February 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development; Burkina Faso;
15/03/2017

Enhance collaboration between WAEMU, ITUC - Africa and OTUWA for greater representativity of trade unions in sub regional, regional and international institutions.

A visit and exchange mission took place on the 20th and 21st of February between the commissioners responsible for human development of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), ITUC-Africa, the General Secretary of OTUWA (Organization of Trade Unions of West Africa ) took place on (...)
20 - 21 February 2017 Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Gender Equality; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
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26/10/2018

African and European trade unions stand togother as a united front to call for an in-depth change to the content and guiding principles of the EPA

Trade unions from Africa and Europe have followed with grave concern the negotiation and conclusion of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the EU and regional groupings in Africa. The ITUC-Africa and the ETUC have called for in-depth changes to the content and guiding principles of (...)
26 October 2018 Lomé , Togo Keywords : Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
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 ;
26/07/2018

E-commerce Integrity: Inclusion, Employment, Labour, Opportunities and Potential Challenges

A well-integrated African E-commerce industry would cover over a billion people, making it one of the most significant e-commerce industries in the world. It has the potential to turn us into leading producers and not just consumers of externally produced goods and services and of course (...)
23-25th July 2018 Nairobi, Kenya Keywords : Activities ; Reports ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
26/07/2018

Chinese Investments In Africa: whose fooling who?

During the weeks of 6-14th July 2018, I was privileged to be part of a four-member investigative team of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) representing the African ITUC regional office. The team led by the ITUC Deputy Secretary-General Mamadou Diallo’s task was to speak to (...)
14 July 2018 Keywords : Activities ; Reports ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
11/05/2017

Press Release: Funds flowing illicitly out of South Africa must end now

Trade Unions and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in South Africa met in Johannesburg on the 09th – 10th May 2017, under the theme “Curbing illicit financial flows for public sector development and public service delivery: The role of trade unions and civil (...)
10 May 2017 Keywords : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” ; South Africa ; Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
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ITUC AFRICA

More than 100 representatives of civil society organisations, local authorities, trade unions, private sector, African Union (AU) institutions, and European Union (EU) Member States and EU institutions gathered in Gaborone (Botswana) from 8 to 10 October 2018 for the Africa Regional Meeting of (...)