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Human rights are a concept that every human being has rights universal, inalienable, whatever the positive law or other local factors such as ethnicity, nationality or religion.

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26/02/2020

6TH AFRICA SOCIAL PARTNERS SUMMIT: MESSAGE BY COMRADE AYUBA WABBA

A FRATERNAL MESSAGE BY COMRADE AYUBA WABBA, mni, PRESIDENT OF THE NLC AND ITUC AT THE 6TH AFRICA SOCIAL PARTNERS SUMMIT
Abuja, NIGERIA Keywords : Activities; Declarations; Human and trade union rights; Nigeria;
23/02/2020

The Choice is Ours – FESTU welcomes the signing of the Federal Electoral Bill into law

The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) and its 12 affiliated sector unions commend the signing of the country’s Federal Electoral Bill into law as a historic and tangible move towards the realisation of democratic rights of Somalis and ultimately, a stable and peaceful (...)
23 February 2020 Keywords : Activities; Declarations; Human and trade union rights; Somalia;
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;
16/05/2019

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 : Activities; Technical document; Human and trade union rights; Reports ;
09/04/2019

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 Kigali, RWANDA Keywords : Activities; Human and trade union rights; Peace And Security; Reports ; Rwanda;
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28/04/2020

FESTU: Somali workers in urgent need of protection from unsafe working conditions and infectious disease

In the year of coronavirus (COVID-19), this day of commemoration has never been more significant, and the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) renews its pledge to fight for the living of working women and men of Somalia.
28 April 2020 Mogadishu, Somalia Keywords : THE TRADE UNION BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 ; Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Peace And Security ; Extending Social Protection ; Somalia ;
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 ;
17/04/2020

Call for the immediate release of detained Trade Unionists in Sudan and cessation of all forms of harassment and interference in trade union operations

The pieces of information that have reached us indicate that, while the world is plunged into a severe health crisis caused by the COVID 19 pandemic, the Sudanese government seems not to be appropriately prioritising this development. We are concerned that the government is rather focused on (...)
Keywords : Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Sudan ;
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 ;
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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....