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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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;
01/02/2017

7th New Year School : In order to stop illicit financial flows for a structural transformation of Africa, trade unionists roll up their sleeves.

Around US $ 50 billion is lost by Africa every year through illicit financial flows, which, according to Global Financial Integrity (GFI) estimates, are growing at an astounding rate of 20.2 percent annually. A phenomenon that is in the agenda of discussions of trade union organizations which (...)
2017 Jan 30 - Feb 03 / New Year School Lome - TOGO Keywords : Activities; Upcoming event; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;

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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 ;
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 ;
31/03/2017

The most remarkable rejection of free trade you’ve never heard of

Africans are insisting on actual economic development which is leaving European trade negotiators exasperated. Rick Rowden explains why their stand is historic and right.
Keywords : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” ; Human and trade union rights ; Nigeria ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
31/03/2017

Tanzania orders audit of mining companies’ earnings over taxes

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has ordered a special audit of mining companies to determine if they pay their fair share of taxes to the East African country.
Keywords : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” ; Human and trade union rights ; Tanzania ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
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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ITUC AFRICA

2017
Nov 13

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

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 (...)