Climate Change And Environment : PROGRAMME AREA

ITUC-Africa acknowledges that Climate Change is one of the most pressing issues confronting society today. Whilst all continents will be
affected by this phenomenon, developing countries are likely to be the hardest hit and people living in poverty the most affected.
The Climate Change Strategy Paper for Trade Unions in Africa emphasizes that human activities, particularly the emissions of carbon
dioxide, are the dominant cause of global warming, bringing about climate change. Other studies underline the fact that climate change
poses a moderate threat to today’s development and a severe threat to future sustainable development .

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17/02/2020

10th New Year School: African Trade Unions and the Future of Work

Technological advances, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics are plunging the world of work today into unprecedented change. If this change promises to be beneficial for some under other skies, that is likely to strike a blow to others on the black continent, given that the (...)
17-20 Febrary 2020 Lome, TOGO Keywords : Activities; Newsletters; Climate Change And Environment; Human and trade union rights; Gender Equality; Peace And Security; Extending Social Protection ; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development; Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment;
03/12/2019

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 Madrid, SPAIN Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Petition;
27/06/2019

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 26 Juin 2019 Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment;
20/03/2019

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 Nairobi, KENYA Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Interview; Kenya;
11/03/2019

UNEA 4: Trade Unions Call For Urgent Action on Marine Litter, Plastic Pollution and Toxic Chemicals

Over 4700 people are in Nairobi this week to participate in the Fourth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly running from 11 - 15 May 2019. The Summit is the highest decision making body on the environment; bringing together Heads of States, Ministers, Business leaders, Senior UN (...)
10 March 2019 Nairobi, KENYA Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Declarations; Technical document;
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23/04/2020

Commemoration of International Workers’ Memorial Day 2020

Each year, workers around the world celebrate International Workers’ Memorial Day or Workers’ Mourning Day on April 28. This is the international day of remembrance and action for workers who have been killed, become disabled, injured or made unwell by (...)
Keywords : THE TRADE UNION BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 ; Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Solidarity Letters ; Extending Social Protection ;
06/04/2020

COVID-19: LET’S PUT AFRICA ON WAR FOOTING

We come back to you once again on the grave matter of COVID-19. We commend you for the range of efforts made by unions across Africa in support of governments or in demand of their governments in response to the raging pandemic COVID-19 that continues to claim thousands of lives daily around (...)
Keywords : THE TRADE UNION BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 ; Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
19/03/2020

MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC - ITUC-AFRICA MESSAGE TO AFFILIATES

As the global pandemic of corona virus COVID-19 rages on around the world, the number of affected African countries is increasing rapidly. As of Tuesday, March 17, there were 450 cases of patients infected with Covid-19, spread across 30 countries out of a total of 54 on the (...)
18 March 2020 Lomé, TOGO Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ;
17/02/2020

10th New Year School: African Trade Unions and the Future of Work

Technological advances, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics are plunging the world of work today into unprecedented change. If this change promises to be beneficial for some under other skies, that is likely to strike a blow to others on the black continent, given that the (...)
17-20 Febrary 2020 Lome, TOGO Keywords : Activities ; Newsletters ; Climate Change And Environment ; Human and trade union rights ; Gender Equality ; Peace And Security ; Extending Social Protection ; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ; Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment ;
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ITUC AFRICA

Given the enormity of the catastrophe that could befall Africa should the continent experience a full-scale outbreak of the epidemic, we deem it necessary to address the African Union on a number of urgent issues....