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ITUC AFRICA condemns attack on ZCTU demonstrators and demands the immediate and unconditional release of arrested trade union leaders.

Dear Mr. President, I write on behalf of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa, www.ituc-africa.org) to condemn the blocking of a peaceful demonstration by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and the subsequent arrest of leaders (...)
11 October 2018 Keywords : Zimbabwe Declarations

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 Keywords : ActivitiesSouth AfricaExtending Social Protection Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development

The first woman as the head of one of the largest South African trade union organizations.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), which has 1.6 million members, has just taken a woman to its head. This was on the sidelines of its 13th Annual Congress held in Midrand, South Africa, from September 17th to (...)
17 - 20 Septembre 2018 Keywords : South AfricaHuman and trade union rights Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

Attack of the eSwatini Royal Police against peaceful protesters

A peaceful protest initiated on Tuesday 18th September by members of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) to draw attention to a number of pressing work place and livelihood issues, notably relating to salary increases and cost of living allowances was viciously repressed and (...)
18 Septembre 2018 Keywords : Swaziland Democracy Human and trade union rightsPeace And SecuritySwaziland

Capacity building workshop for CSTT union leaders in democratic management

After its recent extraordinary congress, held on 8th December 2017 where a new confederal bureau was put in place, it was necessary to reinforce the capacity of the members for a better democratic management.
24-27 Septembre 2018 Keywords : Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union UnityTogo

Trade Union Training on Rights-based Approach to Labour Migration

In partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) conducted a two-day national training workshop on “Trade Union Training on Rights-based Approach to Labour Migration.”
22 - 23 Septembre 2018 Keywords : Human and trade union rightsPeace And Security SomaliaMigration

Joint Statement African Union – United Nations on peace, security and development

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, met today in New York in the margins of the seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly. They discussed issues central to the strategic (...)
23 September 2018 Keywords : DeclarationsPeace And Security

PRESS STATEMENT: NLC CONDEMNS THE KILLING AND ABDUCTION OF HEALTH WORKERS BY SUSPECTED INSURGENTS

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) expresses utmost outrage at the recent killing and abduction of health workers by criminals suspected to be insurgents. This is the umpteenth time that such killings and abductions are taking place especially in North East, Nigeria. The NLC (...)
18 September 2018 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights NigeriaPeace And Security

ITUC-Africa statement on the brazen attack of the eSwatini Royal Police against peaceful protesters

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Protest against the brazen attack of the eSwatini Royal Police against peaceful protesters The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa (www.ituc-africa.org) writes to express its concern about the recent police attack (...)
20 September 2018 Keywords : Swaziland Democracy Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Swaziland

ITUC-Africa congratulatory message to new COSATU leadership

ITUC-Africa would like to address its warmest congratulations to you, Comrade Zingiswa Losi, on your election as President of COSATU. We congratulate your colleague National Office Bearers also for their election and express our profound appreciation for the achievement of gender parity of (...)
20 September 2018 Keywords : South AfricaGender EqualitySolidarity Letters Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

ZCTU PRESS STATEMENT on CHOLERA OUTBREAK

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is seriously concerned by the latest cholera outbreak which has claimed more than 20 lives countrywide. This is the second outbreak with last one being in 2008 that claimed 1000 lives.
12 September 2018 Keywords : Zimbabwe Declarations

NLC Press Statement : We Have Been Vindicated

We at the Nigeria Labour Congress hereby urge MTN Nigeria to comply without further delay the directive of the Federal Government to it to pay $2 billion in tax arrears as well as the $8.13 billion it was said to have illegally repatriated to South Africa over which four indigenous banks have (...)
Keywords : Declarations Nigeria

ITF commits support for fossil-fuel-free city streets by 2030

The International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) general secretary has given details of how the federation, and the 20 million workers it represents, will support a declaration to create zero-emissions cities by 2030.
13 September 2018 Keywords : Climate Change And Environment Declarations

Statement by ITUC-Africa: ATTACK ON THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE NATIONAL ORGANISATION OF TRADE UNIONS OF UGANDA (NOTU)

ITUC-Africa has learnt with disquiet about the break in at the offices of the National Organisation of Trade Unions of Uganda (NOTU) by unknown persons who made away with computers and documents.
05 Sep 2018 Keywords : Activities DeclarationsUganda

NLC Press Statement : Lafiya Gas Explosion - Avoidable Tragedy

The Nigeria Labour Congress wishes to sympathise with the government and people of Nasarawa State and victims of gas explosion in Lafia, Nasarawa State which claimed scores of lives and destroyed properties worth fortunes.
11 Sep 2018 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Nigeria

ITUC-AFRICA WELCOMES THE ERADICATION OF EXIT PERMITS FOR MIGRANT WORKERS IN QATAR

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) welcomes the recent announcement by the Qatar government to abolish exit permits for migrant workers. We commend the Qatar government for the obvious show of genuine commitment (...)
6 September 2018 Keywords : Activities DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsMigration

National Youth Council of TUC - Ghana Calls for Safe Spaces for the Youth on International Youth Day, 2018

The National Youth Council (NYC) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Ghana marked the 2018 International Youth Day under the Theme: *“Safe Spaces for Youth”.
12 Août 2018 Keywords : ActivitiesYouth Work - Organising And Workers EmpowermentCommuniqueGhana

ITUC-AFRICA YOUTH STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

The Youth Committee of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) will celebrate International Youth Day 2018 with a focus on youth contribution on ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work. Violence against (...)
12 August 2018 Keywords : Activities DeclarationsYouth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

Statements related to Zimbabwe’s Elections

Joint Statement by International Election Observation Missions to Zimbabwe’s Harmonised Elections STATEMENT OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMISSION ON THE ELECTIONS IN ZIMBABWE
30 July - 2 August 2018 Keywords : Zimbabwe DeclarationsPeace And Security

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 Keywords : ActivitiesReports Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development

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 : ActivitiesReports Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign ’joint declaration of peace and friendship’ in Asmara

Conscious that the peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea share close bonds of geography, history, culture, language and religion as well as fundamental common interests; Recognizing that over the past decades, they were denied the opportunity to build a bright future for their peoples on the basis (...)
9th July 2018 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Eritrea Ethiopia

PRESS RELEASE from NLC: MTN Must Respect Workers Rights

Today, Tuesday, July. 10, marks the second day of the picketing of MTN offices nationwide by the Nigeria Labour Congress and its civil society allies This press statement is intended to explain the reasons for this action as well as debunk the false information being fed the public by MTN (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Nigeria

Press Statement: Move to finally resolve the “no war no peace” situation between Ethiopia and Eritrea: African workers’ commendation and call for genuine and determinate process and outcome

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation - ITUC-Africa welcomes with excitement the historic visit of an Eritrean high delegation to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 26 June 2018 on the official invitation of the government of Ethiopia. ITUC-Africa also commends (...)
June 29, 2018 Keywords : Declarations Eritrea EthiopiaPeace And Security

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ITUC 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 (...)