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Urgent call for respect for trade union freedoms and social dialogue in Benin

Mister President, We are sending you this letter on behalf of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC-Africa (www.ituc-africa.org) , which represents 17 million registered members and 107 affiliated national trade union centres in 52 African (...)
Keywords : BeninHuman and trade union rightsProtest letters

May Day Commemoration: ITUC-Africa Calls for Action on Jobs, Peace and Democracy

May 1st, an emblematic date celebrated around the world, took on special significance for ITUC-Africa this year. Under the theme "A renewed call for jobs, peace and democracy for shared prosperity", the organization placed the heart of its demands at the center of this commemoration.
Keywords : NewslettersHuman and trade union rights Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union UnityYouth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

Labour Day Celebrations in Togo: Social Dialogue Issue and the Trade Union Determination

Lomé, Togo - On May 1st, 2024, Togo joined the rest of the world in marking International Workers’ Day, a memorable day in the history of the trade union movement. The day was marked not only by traditional celebrations, but also by a meeting between Civil Service Minister Gilbert Bawara and (...)
Keywords : NewslettersHuman and trade union rightsTogo

May Day in Somalia: A Call for Decent Work and Social Justice

Mogadishu, Somalia - On May 1, 2024, Somalia joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Labor Day, a significant occasion that recalls the historic struggles and achievements of the trade union movement across the globe. This year, the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) (...)
Keywords : NewslettersExtending Social Protection Occupational Health and Safety Somalia

UNTC-CS General Secretary Denounces Precarious Working Conditions at May Day Commemoration in Cape Verde

Praia, May 1st - The General Secretary of the National Union of Cape Verdean Workers - Central Trade Union (UNTC-CS) has once again strongly criticized the precarious and unstable employment conditions in the country, calling into question the relevance of celebrating May Day.
Keywords : Newsletters Cape VerdeOccupational Health and Safety

May Day in Guinea : A Call for Social Justice and Workers’ Rights

Conakry, Guinea - On, May 1, 2024, Guinea joined the world in celebrating International Labor Day, an emblematic day that recalls the historic struggles of the trade union movement across the globe. This year’s commemoration took on particular significance as Guinean workers presented the (...)
Keywords : Newsletters Guinea Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

MAY 1/ INTERNATIONAL LABOR DAY : migrant workers at the heart of the celebration

Migrant workers took part in the International Labor Day celebrations in Guinea. Like those in Guinea, they took the opportunity to express their views on their working conditions. It’s An initiative of the RSMG (Réseau Syndical Migration), which since 2017 has set itself the goal The Defense (...)
Keywords : NewslettersHuman and trade union rights Guinea Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union UnityYouth Work - Organising And Workers EmpowermentMigration

May Day 2024: A Renewed call for jobs, peace, and democracy for shared prosperity.

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: https://www.ituc-africa.org/) brings forth the collective voice of over 18 million registered members across 52 African countries. On the occasion of this year’s International Workers’ Day (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsPeace And Security

Championing Women’s Rights: ITUC-Africa’s Call to Action on International Women’s Day

On this International Women’s Day, the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) stands in unwavering solidarity with women across the continent and beyond. In a statement issued today, ITUC-Africa salutes the resilience, achievements, and (...)
Keywords : NewslettersGender Equality

Commemoration of 2024 International Women’s Day: "Invest in social protection provisions to improve women’s empowerment and accelerate progress"

As we mark International Women’s Day 2024, the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) joins her teeming women members, all affiliates, and the rest of the world to celebrate our amazons and heroines across.
Keywords : DeclarationsGender Equality

Report of the TU Labour Migration MOU Implementation-2022

This report is a synthesis of the engagements of six regional organizations that came together to advance and improve the spaces for the protection of the rights of migrant workers, including domestic workers who are often “hidden” yet exposed to more significant abuses and violations. The (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsReports Migration

ITUC-Africa Strongly Condemns the Heinous Shooting of Dr. Davji Atellah, Secretary General of KMPDU, by Kenyan Police During Peaceful Protest.

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: https://www.ituc-africa.org/), expresses profound dismay and condemnation for the reprehensible act committed by the Kenyan police in shooting Dr. Davji Atellah, Secretary General of the Kenya (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsKenya

Workers’ protest in Guinea: The government must listen to the people, shun violence, and utilise genuine dialogue to address the impasse

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) has been following the development of the social situation in the Republic of Guinea with keen interest. It is with deep shock and profound sadness that we learned of the tragic (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Guinea

Hunger and Poverty Nationwide Protests by Nigeria’s Organised Labour: ITUC-Africa hails action and calls on the Nigerian Government to engage protesters in constructive dialogue

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: https://www.ituc-africa.org/) stands in solidarity with the Nigerian workers and people rallying nationwide under the banner of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to draw attention to the worsening (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights NigeriaExtending Social Protection

African workers Welcome ECOWAS’ Revocation of Sanctions on Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, and Guinea and call for the intensification of constructive dialogue and genuine diplomacy

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) warmly welcomes the recent decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to lift, with immediate effect, a large part of the sanctions imposed on Burkina (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights GuineaPeace And SecurityBurkina FasoCommuniqueMaliNiger

14th Edition of New Year School: Advancing Africa’s Transformation Agenda

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) is pleased to announce the 14th edition of the New Year School (NYS), scheduled for March 19-22, 2024, in Lusaka, Zambia. Under the theme “Advancing Africa’s transformation agenda : Mobilizing for (...)
Keywords : Upcoming eventStructural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentZambia AlreiCommunique

Reactions to the ILO World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2023: African workers make a renewed call on the need and urgency to strengthen African Economies

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: https://www.ituc-africa.org/ ) commends the ILO for its ongoing efforts in monitoring and analysing trends in employment, social and economic conditions globally. We welcome the findings presented in (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment DeclarationsGender EqualityStructural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentAlreiCommunique

The passing of President Hage Geingob: A Crusader of the African cause

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) joins our Namibian affiliates, workers, people of Namibia, and the rest of the world to mourn the passing of President Hage Geingob. We express our profound condolences for the (...)
Keywords : Message of condolences NamibiaStructural Transformation For Africa’s Development

The postponement of the February 25 Presidential Election in Senegal: An unfortunate but redeemable incident

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) has been monitoring the political situation in Senegal for a while. It is particularly concerned about the announcement made by President Macky Sall on the 3rd of February 2024, (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsPeace And Security Senegal

ITUC-Africa Calls for the Urgent Restructuring of Africa’s Debt to Safeguard Social Economic Rights and Ensure Economic Stability: A focus on Zambia.

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: https://www.ituc-africa.org/) urgently asks both official and private creditors, including the World Bank and IMF, to swiftly prioritise and execute the restructuring of Africa’s debt. Events in (...)
Keywords : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” DeclarationsStructural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentZambia

Formal Follow-Up on the Implementation of Kenyan Visa-Free Border Policy

Your Excellency President William Ruto, I trust this correspondence finds you in good health. We extend our continued support for your government’s commendable commitment to a visa-free regime in 2024. However, we feel compelled to address specific concerns regarding the current (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsKenyaMigration

African workers appreciate the Kenyan government’s commitment to Africa’s integration and call for more inclusive actions

On behalf of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org), we extend our heartfelt commendation for your recent announcement and subsequent implementation of the abolition of visa requirements for all visitors to Kenya, (...)
Keywords : Advert DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsCongressKenyaMigration

ITUC-AFRICA Condemns the Argentina Government Resolution 943/2023 that Criminalises Social Protests and Curtails the Right to Freedom of Expression.

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: https://www.ituc-africa.org/) express profound dismay and condemnation concerning Resolution 943/2023 recently promulgated by the Ministry of Security of the Argentine Republic.
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsProtest letters

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TRADE UNION ORGANISATIONAL CAPACITY TOOL (TUOC-tool)

This guidance note presents the COS framework; it reviews the concrete steps that can be used (...)

TU DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS PROFILE TOOL

TUDEP is a learning tool meant to support trade unions worldwide in the application of the (...)

PAMPHLET ON THE SDGs

The pamphlet aims to introduce trade unionists to the 2030 Agenda and its overlap with the (...)