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ITUC-Africa Statement on the occasion of Africa Day 2020

Africa Day, May 25, commemorates the creation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Africa Day celebrates the aim to bring together the African peoples, strengthen their faith in integration and popularize the ideal of union of the continent. The (...)
25 May 2020 Keywords : DeclarationsStructural Transformation For Africa’s Development

May Day 2020 Messages from Affiliates and Partners

May day messages from Workers orgianisations around the African continent
May Day Keywords : Declarations Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

May Day, 2020 - Message by ITUC-Africa

For the first time in living memory we are celebrating May Day in a completely different way. No marches or demonstrations or big public meetings. Our public expressions on May Day are all mainly virtual through social and other (...)
Keywords : THE TRADE UNION BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 Declarations Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

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 Keywords : THE TRADE UNION BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsPeace And SecurityExtending Social Protection Somalia

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 DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsSolidarity LettersExtending Social Protection

COVID-19: ITUC-Africa letter to the AU Chairperson

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....
Keywords : Activities THE TRADE UNION BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 Declarations

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 : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsSudan

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 DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsExtending Social Protection Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development

Message of Condolences on the passing of Comrade Demba Diop

We salute the memory of Comrade Demba’s enormous contribution to the trade union movement of Mali and of Africa spanning several decades. A great tree of the African trade union movement has indeed fallen.
Keywords : Tributes Message of condolences Mali

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 Keywords : Climate Change And Environment Declarations

Statement on International Women’s Day 2020

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation - ITUC-Africa (www.ituc-africa.org) would like to congratulate the millions of women and activists for their unwavering commitment to working with us for a fairer (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsGender Equality

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
Keywords : Activities DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Nigeria

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 DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Somalia

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 Keywords : ActivitiesNewslettersClimate Change And EnvironmentHuman and trade union rightsGender EqualityPeace And SecurityExtending Social Protection Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union UnityStructural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentYouth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment

Zimbabwe: Protest letter to the President against harassement and judicial persecution of Trade Unionists

The African Regional Organization of the ITUC-Africa International Trade Union Confederation (www.ituc-africa.org) representing 17 million working women and men in Africa writes to express its concern about the continued harassment and attacks on trade unions and their leaders in (...)
04 February 2020 Keywords : ZimbabweHuman and trade union rightsProtest letters

ITUC-Africa Statement on Australian Bushfires

The Africa Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) has been following with dismay, news of the devastating fires which have been raging in several parts of Australia over the past few (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment Declarations

SOLIDARITY MESSAGE FROM ITUC-AFRICA TO THE CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS OF INDIA IN SUPPORT OF THE 8TH JANUARY NATIONAL GENERAL STRIKE ACTION

On behalf of 17 million of working women and men in Africa, the Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (www.ituc-africa.org) wishes to address its solidarity and support to the Central Trade Unions and to all workers in (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsSolidarity LettersExtending Social Protection

ITUC- Africa calls for restoration of the Sexual Offences Bill

I write on behalf of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC- Africa) which represents over 17 million members across 51 African countries to denounce the irregular and unilateral manner in which you withdrew the Sexual Offences Bill from the (...)
Keywords : Gender EqualityProtest letters Somalia

Protest against Dissolution of Trade Unions in Sudan

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) strongly protests against and condemns the decision of the transitional authorities of Sudan to dissolve all trade union organisations and professional associations in (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Sudan

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

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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....