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Memorandum of Understanding IISH and ITUC-Africa

On 30 June 2017 the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) (link is external) and the IISH signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on archival preservation.
30 June 2017 Keywords : Activities Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

OPEN LETTER TO THE CHAIRMAN OF ECOWAS

Open letter to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Togo, Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsMigration

Regional meeting of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS for French speaking countries - Trade union comments

Capacity building and resource for tax administrations in African countries A year after its creation at the request of the G20, 99 countries, including many African countries, participated in the Inclusive Framework for the implementation of the BEPS Action Plan. While the objective of broad (...)
3 July 2017 Keywords : Activities ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” BeninTechnical documentHuman and trade union rights

12 June — World Day Against Child Labour -

This year, the theme for World Day is “In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour.”
12 June 2017 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights

CSA-Benin: Training seminar on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Benin

The CSA-Benin organised a training seminar for trade union leaders on Monday, 29 May 2017, with the technical support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).
Keywords : BeninReports

106TH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE

The 106TH Session of the International Labour Conference opened at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, on 5 June 2017.
5 June 2017 Keywords : Activities

What is the Global Compact on Migration?

On September 19th last year, 193 UN Member States came together in New York at a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants. They adopted The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants which “recognized the need for a comprehensive approach to human mobility and (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsMigration

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 ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” 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 ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” Communique

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 : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” South 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 : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” 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 : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” 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

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Memorandum of Understanding IISH and ITUC-Africa

On 30 June 2017 the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) (link is external) and the IISH signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on archival preservation.