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ITUC-AFRICA STATEMENT ON THE 2017 AFRICA DAY

On Africa Day, May 25, 2017 the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) joins in the popular launch of the “Africans Rising” Movement which was formed in August 2016 as a rallying platform for change and (...)
25 May 2017 Keywords : Activities “STOP THE BLEEDING” AFRICA IFF CAMPAIGN Declarations

Official Launch : "Africans rising" Movement

ITUC-Africa joined a number of African civil society organizations to give birth to the "Africans Rising" movement in August, 2016. This is a movement in which we join other Africans to rise for justice, peace and dignity.
25 May 2017 Keywords : Activities “STOP THE BLEEDING” AFRICA IFF CAMPAIGNCommunique

ORGANIZE AND STRUGGLE TO ACHIEVE PROGRESS

The Labor Day is an opportunity for the workers to dedicate themselves once more to the workers’ struggle and to our people; It also offers workers the opportunity to renew their solidarity with those engaged in the struggle against injustice, inequality, poverty and situations that may have an (...)
1 May 2017 Keywords : Newsletters Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

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 : “STOP THE BLEEDING” AFRICA IFF CAMPAIGNSouth Africa DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsStructural Transformation For Africa’s Development

NLC- Press Statement: Stop Playing Politics with Chibok Girls

We would want to commend the government for securing the release of 82 additional Chibok girls from captivity. The government’s effort represents commitment to its promise and obedience to public pressure.
10 May 2017 Keywords : Human and trade union rights Nigeria

Addis Ababa Declaration — ILO - 13th African Regional Meeting —

Transforming Africa through Decent Work for Sustainable Development
30 November – 3 December 2015 Keywords : Declarations

NLC PRESIDENT 2017 MAY DAY ADDRESS: LABOUR RELATIONS IN ECONOMIC RECESSION: AN APPRAISAL

It is with a deep sense of humility and keen sense of duty and history that I stand before you today in commemoration of yet another May Day. Last year’s May Day, I and my colleagues stood before you to deliver an address on the theme: “The Working Class and the Quest for Socio-Economic Revival”. (...)
1 May 2017 Keywords : Declarations Nigeria

LABOUR DAY MESSAGE BY ITUC AFRICA: ORGANIZE AND STRUGGLE FOR PROGRESS

On the occasion of Labour Day 2017, the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) salutes the hundreds of millions of African workers and workers all around the world for their forbearance and struggle to take care of themselves and their (...)
1st MAY 2017 Keywords : Activities Declarations

UNI Africa General Conference — Forward for a New Africa: Mobilise, Organise, Innovate

More than five hundred union leaders from across Africa and beyond are gathering in Dakar, Senegal from, 23 March to 25 March for the 4th General Conférence of UNI Africa under the theme ‘Forward for a New Africa: Mobilise, Organise, (...)
23 - 25 Mar 2017 Keywords : Senegal Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

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 Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And EnvironmentStructural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentBurkina Faso

CONDOLENCES

Dear Comrades, ITUC-Africa grieves about the passing away on Saturday, April 1 of its Women’s Committee President, Marieme Ba Konate who was also General Secretary of the Democratic Union of Senegal Workers (UDTS).
Keywords : Tributes Senegal

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 : Human and trade union rights NigeriaStructural Transformation For Africa’s Development

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 : Human and trade union rights TanzaniaStructural Transformation For Africa’s Development

JOINT STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE RAID OF THE MEDIA HOUSE IN TANZANIA

At the sideline of the AU-EU CSOs conference on Freedom of Expression, African CSOs reacted to the situation in Tanzania (read the statement). ITUC-Africa actively supported this statement as we contributed to its drafting and (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsSolidarity Letters Tanzania

PRESS RELEASE: SIERRA LEONE LABOUR CONGRESS

It has come to the attention of the sierra leone labour congress that for over two months, the academic staff of the NJALA university have been on strike for better salaries, terminal benefits and conditions of service.
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsSierra Leone

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 Keywords : Activities Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

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 Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And EnvironmentGender EqualityExtending Social Protection Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development

FESTU -Somalia: Trade Unions Commemorate International Women’s Day 2017

March 8, 2017 The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) salutes all working class women on this, their important day, International Women’s Day. This day comes at a very perilous and disturbing time in our country when women abuse, patriarchal and misogynistic attitudes are prevalent. (...)
Keywords : Gender EqualitySolidarity Letters Somalia

Appeal to the African Union for the protection of civil liberties in “English-speaking” Cameroon territory

We have noted with concern the deteriorating human rights situation of the people and residents of Southern Cameroon for a while now. A number of persons described and declared as “enemies of the Republic” have been arrested and detained without trial. Many more who have felt threatened because (...)
Keywords : Cameroon DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsProtest letters

Press review of february 2017 on migration in West Africa

How Nigerian, other migrant entrepreneurs are a force for good in South Africa – Study Contrary to widespread belief in South Africa that Nigerians and other migrants take their jobs, a study has shown that such migrants indeed help in creating employment opportunities for natives and (...)
Keywords : NewslettersHuman and trade union rightsMigration

ZCTU Submission to the ILO High Level Mission on the Status of Implementation of CAS Conclusions 2016

Background The CAS Conclusions 2016 The Committee took note of the information provided by the Government representative and the discussion that followed on issues raised by the Committee of Experts. The Committee welcomed the Government’s indication that steps were being taken to harmonize (...)
Keywords : ZimbabweHuman and trade union rightsReports

Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

Third item on the agenda: Information and reports on the application of Conventions and Recommendations. Report III (Part 1A)
International Labour Conference, 106th Session, 2017 Keywords : Human and trade union rightsReports

KENYA: Close to three months doctors’ strike

COTU (K) letter on Doctors’ strike in PDF — Solidarity letter from ITUC-Africa in PDF — Solidarity letter from COSATU in PDF
Keywords : Kenya

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ITUC-AFRICA STATEMENT ON THE 2017 AFRICA DAY

On Africa Day, May 25, 2017 the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) joins in the popular launch of the “Africans Rising” Movement which was formed in August 2016 as a rallying platform for change and (...)