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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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;
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;
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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 ;
27/05/2019

African unions want an inclusive free trade agreement

27 May, 2019Unions are being excluded from negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) because of a fast-track approach being used by governments. The unions are demanding that the AfCFTA should respect workers’ rights and labour standards as found in national laws and (...)
13-15 May 2019 Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA Keywords : South Africa ; Reports ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ; ATUDN ;
20/05/2019

Accelerate our actions to eliminate forced labor and child labor in supply chains.

The Alliance 8.7 Supply Chains Action Group held its second global meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 15th May. Over 140 participants, including Government representatives from 19 countries and over 40 Alliance 8.7 Partner Organisations, as well as Workers representatives 5ITUC And ITUC-Africa (...)
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Keywords : Cote d’Ivoire ; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ; Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment ;
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ITUC AFRICA

A FRATERNAL MESSAGE BY COMRADE AYUBA WABBA, mni, PRESIDENT OF THE NLC AND ITUC AT THE 6TH AFRICA SOCIAL PARTNERS SUMMIT