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PRESS RELEASE from ZCTU : NURSES STRIKE - VICE PRESIDENT CONSTATINO CHIWENGA OUT OF ORDER

The purported firing of striking nurses by Vice-President Constatino Chiwenga is completely out of order and must be condemned in the strongest terms.
19 April 2018 Keywords : Zimbabwe DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights

RadioLabour Interview on Helping migrant workers in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

While Qatar has been the most famous example of the exploitation of migrant workers the situation is actually much worse in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab emirates. A RadioLabour interview with Joel Odijie, the Coordinator of Human and Trade Union Rights for (...)
Keywords : Speeches Human and trade union rightsMigration

PRESS RELEASE: ZCTU MESSAGE TO MARK INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) joins the rest of the country in celebrating Independence Day. We take cognisance of the significance of this day to all Zimbabweans and the role played by freedom fighters and the masses to liberate the country from the evil minority (...)
17 April 2018 Keywords : Zimbabwe Declarations

Template on human and trade union rights incidence reporting format

Modèle de formulaire pour signaler des incidents de violation des droits humains et syndicaux
Keywords : ActivitiesTechnical documentHuman and trade union rights

ZCTU - DOCTORS’ STRIKE: FAILED MINISTER PARERENYATWA MUST RESIGN

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is greatly disturbed by the government’s lack of seriousness in resolving its dispute with the striking doctors. The continued strike by the doctors is causing untold suffering of ordinary Zimbabweans as it has paralyzed operations at state-run (...)
15 Mars 2018 Keywords : Zimbabwe DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights

World Social Forum 2018

The World Social Forum has consolidated itself as an open space of horizontal and plural encounter for the democratic debate of ideas, the formulation of proposals, the free exchange of experiences and the articulation for effective actions by organizations and movements of the planetary civil (...)
12-17 March 2018 Keywords : ActivitiesHuman and trade union rightsPeace And SecurityMigration

The changing nature of work and growing inequalities: Challenges for trade unions

The 8th edition of the ITUC-Africa Trade Union Forum took place from the 13th to 16 February 2018 at the Fopadesc Center in Lomé under the theme "The changing nature of work and growing inequalities: Challenges for trade unions".
13th to 16 February 2018 Keywords : ActivitiesTogo

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns failure by authorities to adress Hwange demonstrations and threatens to mobilise workers from other sectors to demonstrate against the Ministry of Labour’s "silence" on the salary impasse at the Hwange Colliery Company

Partly owned by the Government, the coal mining company, owes its employees salaries of almost four years’ s and the workers’ spouses were demonstrating at the company premises last week, demanding that the management honors the plan of arrangements they agreed upon to resolve the matter. The (...)
February 28, 2018 Keywords : Zimbabwe

Inauguration of the new headquarters of the CSA

The CSA (Confédération des Syndicats autonomes du Sénégal) unveiled its new headquarters in Parcelles-Assainies on Saturday, February 17, 2018, in the presence of the Senegalese Minister of Labour, Social Dialogue, Professional Organizations and Relations with (...)
February 17, 2018 Keywords : Senegal

ZCTU CONDEMNS FAILURE BY AUTHORITIES TO RESOLVE HWANGE DEMONSTRATIONS

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns in strongest terms the failure by responsible authorities to intervene and bring to an end the labour dispute that has engulfed Hwange Colliery Company.
Keywords : Zimbabwe DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights

Condolence Message from the ZCTU on the passing on of Dr Morgan TSVANGIRAI

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has learnt with great sadness on the passing on of former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Président of the opposition MDC-T and former Secretary-General of the ZCTU, Dr. Morgan Richard Tsvangirai on 14 February (...)
15 February 2018 Keywords : ZimbabweTributes

Concept Note and Program of the 8th edition of the ITUC-Africa New Year School #TUschool

Theme: ’’The Changing Nature of Work and Growing Income Inequalities: African Trade Union Responses" #TUschool @ITUC_Africa
13-16 February 2018 Keywords : ActivitiesTogo

Chad: Indefinite General Strike in the Public Sector

The unions’ call for an indefinite general strike in the public sector, to protest against the austerity measures imposed by the Chadian government, is continuing.
February 7th, 2018 Keywords : Activities Chad

Social Protection in Mali: Research reports of CARES-Mali validated

The Mali Trade Union Analysis and Research Committee (CARES Mali), in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, organized a validation workshop for two social protection research projects on Saturday, February 3rd at the Malian Labor (...)
February, 3rd, 2018 Keywords : ActivitiesMali

Youth Employability and Social Dialogue, two major themes of the UDTS action plan

On Monday, January 29, 2018, representatives of the Democratic Union of Workers of Senegal (UDTS) met with the Minister of Labour, Social Dialogue, professional organisations and Relations with Institutions in the premises of the (...)
January 29, 2018 Keywords : Activities Senegal

TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS, COMRADE AYUBA WABBA mni ON THE IMPENDING MASS SACK OF WORKERS BY KADUNA STATE GOVERNMENT

Mass sack of workers in Kaduna State The Nigeria Labour Congress and its affiliates on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 led a protest against the obnoxious plan of the Kaduna State Government to sack workers en masse.
8 Novembre 2017 Keywords : Human and trade union rights NigeriaCommunique

2018 Survey Questionnaire on TRADE UNION RIGHTS VIOLATION

The ITUC has been exposing violations of trade union rights for more than 30 years. We publish this information on the website of the ITUC Survey and use it to develop the ITUC Global Rights Index which rates 140 countries on a scale from 1-5 based on the degree of respect for workers’ rights. (...)
Keywords : ActivitiesHuman and trade union rights

ILO-RENGO workshop on the role of Trade Union on productivity improvement in Africa.

ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO/ACTRAV) and the Japan Trade Union Congress (JTUC/RENGO) had organised from 22 to 24th November 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa a workshop on the role of Trade Union on productivity improvement in (...)
22 to 24th november 2017 Keywords : South Africa

Free movement of goods and people and migration, common concerns of ITUC-AFRICA, OTUWA and ECOWAS

Free movement and integration is one of the opportunities for promoting development in Africa. Intra-African migration particularly that of workers and social protection, constitute considerable means of achieving this ambition.
07 to 09 december 2017 Keywords : Activities Nigeria

The Trade Union Confederation of Workers of Togo (CSTT) gets a fresh look

The Extraordinary and Elective Congress of the Trade Union Confederation of Workers of Togo (CSTT) was held on December 8 at the headquarters of the CSTT in Lome.
08 December 2017 Keywords : ActivitiesTogo

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

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