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Declarative statement from the Pre-Congress activity on ADVANCING PROGRESSIVE RIGHT BASED MIGRATION GOVERNANCE as part of the events of the 4th Delegates Congress of ITUC-Africa

We note that indeed, migration is a historic feature of our humanity. We are concerned that migration has been subjected to all manners of interpretation and engagements, which are evident in the politics, policies, practices and programmes of politicians, political party, governments and (...)
19 November 2019 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights NigeriaExtending Social Protection Migration

CALL FOR ACTION TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES GROUP WORKERS TO UNIONIZE FREELY

Dear Prime Minister, ITUC-Africa (The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation) calls on you to take action to protect and safeguard the rights of Ethiopian Airline Group workers to freely organize and secure a voice of representation. We are disturbed by (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rights EthiopiaProtest letters Extending Social Protection Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

Statement of Renewed Commitment on Trade Union Climate Action

The 4th Ordinary Congress of the ITUC-Africa, taking place in Abuja from 20-22 November, 2019, reflected on the realities of climate change and its far-reaching impact on livelihoods, jobs and communities;...
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment Declarations

African Trade Union Demands COP 25

Climate change impacts on the African continent are visibly disturbing, as it begins to manifest one crisis after another. The Africa we want is crying for policy and climatic space to transform its economies, livelihoods and societies for the benefit of current and future generations. The (...)
2 – 13 December, 2019 Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And EnvironmentPetition

Strong unions for an Africa that works for its people

African workers deserve an Africa in which rights are respected and exercised and where the wellbeing of the people is secure. To achieve this, strong representation of workers’ interests at workplace, national and continental level is essential. The fourth congress of the International Trade (...)
Keywords : Congress2019

Protest Against Severe Police Brutality Against Striking Public Sector Workers in ESWATINI

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) expresses its strong protest against severe Police brutalities meted out against striking public sector workers in the Kingdom of (...)
04-10-2019 Keywords : Eswatini Democracy Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Eswatini

ZCTU Press Release on ABDUCTION OF ZIMBABWE HOSPITAL DOCTORS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is shocked by reports of the abduction of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (Z H D A) President, Dr. Peter Magombeyi on Saturday, 14 September 2019.
16 septembre 2019 Keywords : Zimbabwe DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights

ITUC-Africa MESSAGE FOLLOWING XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Africa Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (www.itucafrica. org) has received with concern the reports of violence that broke out in some suburbs of Johannesburg city center on Sunday and spread to the central business district the days after. We have also (...)
05-09-19 Keywords : South AfricaHuman and trade union rightsProtest letters Peace And SecurityExtending Social Protection Youth Work - Organising And Workers EmpowermentMigration

ZCTU: Press Release on the Abductions and Torture of Civic and Political Activists

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is shocked by reports of the ongoing barbaric abduction and torture of civic and political activists that are reminiscent of the Mugabe era. Reports indicate that most are being abducted from their homes by masked heavily armed men who torture them (...)
15 August 2019 Keywords : Zimbabwe DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights

ITUC-AFRICA YOUTH STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

YOUTH AND TRANSFORMING EDUCATION Young workers can also participate and “Make it a space for all of us” through transformed education. Education allows people to develop confidence in their self, showcase their talent and more so speak up for their rights and others who they (...)
Lomé , Togo Keywords : Activities DeclarationsYouth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

ITUC-AFRICA CONDOLENCE AND SOLIDARITY MESSAGE FOLLOWING THE RECENT CAR BOMB ATTACK FOLLOWED BY GUNFIRE IN SOMALIA

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Somalia. It is with shock and dismay that we heard the news about the car bomb attack followed by gunfire who occurred on Friday July 12th at the As-Asey (...)
16 July 2019 Keywords : Solidarity LettersPeace And Security Somalia

ITUC-Africa Commemoration of Global Day of Action

On the 26th of June, the staff of ITUC-AFRICA came together to commemorate the Global Day of Workplace Action on Climate Change. The theme for this year’s Global Day of Workplace Action is ‘Climate Proof our Work’ #cPOW and this activity dubbed ‘Climate Dialogue’ was the first of its kind. (...)
Lomé , Togo Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And Environment

Adoption of a New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment at work

A new Convention and accompanying Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the world of work have been adopted by the International Labour Conference (ILC).
Geneva , Switzerland Keywords : Gender Equality

NLC / Press Statement: Re-open AIT and Haypower NOW

We are disturbed by the sudden suspension of the broadcast licences of the DAAR Communications broadcast services, African lndependent Television fAITJ and Raypower radio .
7 June 2019 Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights NigeriaPeace And Security

ITUC-AFRICA MESSAGE FOLLOWING THE RECENT MILITARY ATTACK IN SUDAN

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trades Union Confederation (www.itucafrica. org) is very concerned about the ongoing situation in the Sudan.
07 June 2019 Keywords : DeclarationsProtest letters Peace And SecuritySudan

African unions want an inclusive free trade agreement

27 May, 2019Unions are being excluded from negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) because of a fast-track approach being used by governments. The unions are demanding that the AfCFTA should respect workers’ rights and labour standards as found in national laws and (...)
13-15 May 2019 Keywords : South AfricaReports Structural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentATUDN

Accelerate our actions to eliminate forced labor and child labor in supply chains.

The Alliance 8.7 Supply Chains Action Group held its second global meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 15th May. Over 140 participants, including Government representatives from 19 countries and over 40 Alliance 8.7 Partner Organisations, as well as Workers representatives 5ITUC And ITUC-Africa (...)
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Keywords : Cote d’IvoireExtending Social Protection Structural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentYouth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

Provisional CAS list: prepare to engage at the ILC

The provisional list for the 2019 International Labour Conference (ILC) cases to be discussed by the Committee on Application of Standards (CAS) is out (please see the document attached).
Keywords : ActivitiesTechnical documentHuman and trade union rightsReports

Seminar on Innovative Ways in Financing Universal Social Protection Floors: Policies, Programs and Practical Examples

"Social protection is too vital for many people; it is not a luxury, too many people are deprived of this RIGHT" – Kwasi Adu Amankwah "Social protection is not a matter of charity, it is a RIGHT which should provide social justice and restore the dignity of ALL – Minster of Poverty Eradication (...)
2 - 3 May 2019 Keywords : Activities NamibiaExtending Social Protection Reports

ITUC-Africa May Day Message 2019

ITUC-Africa congratulates working women and men in Africa who join the rest of the world’s working people in celebrating International Workers’ Day on May 1st 2019. We recall the heroism of earlier generations of workers who struggled and sacrificed to secure gains for working people in the (...)
1 May 2019 Keywords : Declarations

Report of the 2019 Africa International Labour Conference (ILC) preparation meeting

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) conducted the preparatory meeting for the 2019 International Labour Conference (ILC). This year’s ILC will mark the centenary (...)
20-22 March 2019 Keywords : ActivitiesHuman and trade union rightsPeace And SecurityReports Rwanda

Africa Trade Unions Holds Talks with State Secretary, German Ministry for Environment

On the side lines of the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - Kenya Office - organized a consultative meeting between the State Secretary (Deputy Minister) of the German Ministry of Environment - Jochen Flasbarth and two key partners of the FES (...)
13 March 2019 Keywords : ActivitiesClimate Change And EnvironmentInterviewKenya

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ITUC AFRICA

Climate change impacts on the African continent are visibly disturbing, as it begins to manifest one crisis after another. The Africa we want is crying for policy and climatic space to transform its economies, livelihoods and societies for the benefit of current and future generations. The (...)