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Call for Action: The sale of African migrants in Libya as slaves and into slavery

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) expresses its alarm over the recent revelations of the heinous trade in slavery of African migrants in open markets in Libya reminiscent of the trade in human cargo across the Sahara and the (...)
20 November 2017 Keywords : Activities DeclarationsMigration

ITUC-AFRICA STATEMENT ON THE POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN ZIMBABWE

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa), like many in Africa and the rest of the world, has been following with great interest the political developments in Zimbabwe. We join our colleagues of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) (...)
19 November 2017 Keywords : ZimbabweActivities Declarations

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

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 (...)
Keywords : Activities DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsMigration

NLC STATEMENT: Mother of All Rallies in Kaduna

We have credible information that the Governor of Kaduna State has directed the Sole Administrators in the 21 local governments in the state to use the resources of the local governments to mobilise thugs to Kaduna metropolis to demonstrate in support of his obnoxious policy on the mass sack of (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Nigeria

Africa Trade Unions at COP23

From mudslides in Sierra Leone, to floods in parts of West Africa, to huge droughts caused by El Niño in parts of Southern Africa; Africa is no doubt vulnerable to the daunting effects of climate change.
Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And Environment Declarations

Murder of a trade unionist in Kogi State on 1 November — Letter from ICTUR.

The International Centre for Trade Union Rights is writing to express its concerns about the murder of a trade unionist in Kogi State on 1 November.
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE OF THE RSMMS DELEGATION IN MISSION TO AGADEZ

The steering committee of the Trade Union Network on Mediterranean Sub-Saharan Migration (RSMMS), decided in July 2017 in Tunis, as part of its program for the period 2017-2020, to send a delegation to meet migrants in their journey to find a job. The delegation was accompanied by the (...)
Keywords : ActivitiesHuman and trade union rightsCommuniqueMigrationNiger

3rd ITUC World Women’s Conference to map the way towards the organization and realization of gender equality and equity in the world of work

The 3rd ITUC World Women’s Conference was held from 11 to 13 October in Costa Rica. This large-scale conference brought together 200 union activists from around the world to chart the path towards the organization and realization of gender equality and fairness in the world of (...)
11 - 13 October Keywords : Gender Equality

Trade Union Conference on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) - Africa/EU

On 9 and 10 October 2017, ITUC-Africa trade union leaders and experts, the African Regional Confederation (EATUC, SATUCC and OTAO), the ETUC (Confederation of European Trade Unions), the ITUC and the experts from civil society organisations (SEATINI, TWN-Africa, South Center) met at the (...)
9 - 10 October 2017 Keywords : ActivitiesTogo

17 th meeting of the General Council of ITUC-Africa

The General Council is the highest decision-making organ of the Regional Organization after Congress. In accordance with the statutes in force, "it is responsible for monitoring the activities of the Regional Organization and for implementing the decisions and resolutions of the Congress". For (...)
12 - 13 October 2017 Keywords : ActivitiesTogo

Massacre in Mogadishu

The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) is deeply shocked by the horrific massacre of innocent people in massive explosion after a truck full of bombs and landmines exploded yesterday, Saturday afternoon, 14 October 2017, at KM5 junction in southern Mogadishu - one of the busiest areas in (...)
15 October 2017 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Somalia

Celebration of World Day for Decent Work - SOMALIA - FESTU

Today, Saturday, 7 October 2017, is the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW). The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) is joining this global commemoration led by the International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC) in calling for social justice, decent jobs for all and end of corporate (...)
07 Octobre 2017 Keywords : Activities Declarations Somalia

Press statement of the African Trade Union Migration Network (ATUMNET)

African trade unions and the quest for better migration management: making migration work for development and migrants
12 September 2017 Keywords : Activities DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsMigration

ITUC-AFRICA SOLIDARITY STATEMENT WITH COSATU ON THE OCCASION OF HER NATIONAL STRIKE ACTION

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) representing over 17 million workers in 51 of the 55 African countries conveys her full solidarity and support for the 27 September 2017 National Strike Action called by the Congress of South (...)
Keywords : ActivitiesSouth AfricaHuman and trade union rightsSolidarity Letters

GHANA: Gov’t Charged To Flush Out Illegal Recruitment Agencies

Source: https://www.peacefmonline.com/pages/local/news/201709/327464.php
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsGhanaMigration

Refugees: The Ugandan example

by Samir ABI, Permanent Secretary of the West African Observatory on Migrations
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsUgandaMigration

Reject law silencing journalists, parliament told

Source: http://www.nusoj.org/reject-law-silencing-journalists-parliament-told/
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Somalia

Press statement in support of Swaziland’s eligibility status for AGOA

The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA) representing 9 000 workers in the textile and apparel industry, the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) representing 40 000 workers and 16 affiliated unions, and the IndustriALL Global Union representing 50 million workers in 140 (...)
Keywords : Declarations Swaziland Democracy Human and trade union rightsSwaziland

SOMALIA -NUSOJ - IFJ: Statement of the International Federation of Journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the gobal body of Journalists representing more that 600,000 members in 141 countries, hereby confirms that the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is a bone fied full member of the (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rights SomaliaCommunique

SOMALIA: joint statement from FESTU and SCCI over attacks on freedom of association

Somalia’s workers and employers organisations held discussions yesterday and today in the wake of fresh attacks on employers organisation: Somali Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). This attack follows attacks on FESTU and its members’ freedom of (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Somalia

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Call for Action: The sale of African migrants in Libya as slaves and into slavery

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) expresses its alarm over the recent revelations of the heinous trade in slavery of African migrants in open markets in Libya reminiscent of the trade in human cargo across the Sahara and the (...)