Extending Social Protection : PROGRAMME AREA

The majority of African’s population remain vulnerable and excluded from social protection benefits which can guarantee better living and
working conditions. The extent of the social protection deficit in Africa, especially with respect to health coverage, income protection and
unemployment benefits is huge and results in massive poverty. Only 3 out of 54 African countries have ratified Convention 102 on social
protection; 4 have ratified Convention 183 on maternity protection; and 2 have ratified Convention 189 on domestic workers.

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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;
03/05/2019

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 (...)
2 - 3 May 2019 Windoeck, NAMIBIA Keywords : Activities; Namibia; Extending Social Protection ; Reports ;
28/01/2019

URGENT CALL TO SECURE CITIZENS’ CIVIL LIBERTIES AGAINST ALARMING VIOLENCE BY THE POLICE AND OTHER SECURITY FORCES OF ZIMBABWE

Dear Mr President, The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) writes to protest the repressive and vicious attacks by the Zimbabwe Police and other security forces against peaceful protesters demanding an end to the (...)
Keywords : Zimbabwe; Activities; Human and trade union rights; Protest letters ; Peace And Security; Extending Social Protection ;
27/01/2019

MESSSAGE OF SUPPORT to the NLC: FORWARD WITH THE STRUGGLE FOR NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

ITUC-Africa has followed the protracted campaign for a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers. We rejoice with the NLC and Nigerian workers that after several delays and hiccups on the part of the Executive arm of government, a Bill for the promulgation of a new national minimum wage (...)
27 January 2019 Lome, TOGO Keywords : Activities; ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” ; Human and trade union rights; Solidarity Letters; Nigeria; Extending Social Protection ;
09/10/2018

Commendation for national minimum wage adoption in South Africa and request to support campaign for minimum wages across Africa

Dear President Ramaphosa, On behalf of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) - I convey to you our profound commendation and appreciation for the institution of national minimum wage in South Africa.
4 October 2018 Lomé, TOGO Keywords : Activities; South Africa; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
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03/05/2024

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 : Newsletters ; Extending Social Protection ; Occupational Health and Safety ; Somalia ;
01/03/2024

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 : Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Nigeria ; Extending Social Protection ;
07/10/2023

WDDW 2023 - Wage Justice: Stop wage suppression to grow the economy

On this occasion of the World Day for Decent Work, the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation – ITUC-Africa (www.ituc-africa.org) joins the millions of African workers and human rights advocates worldwide to amplify our collective voice for decent life and (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ; Gender Equality ; Extending Social Protection ; Occupational Health and Safety ;
02/10/2023

Capacity building of African trade unions on the financing of social protection in Africa

Dakar, Senegal - From 21 to 23 August, the AXIL Hotel in Dakar hosted an important meeting for African trade unions. The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa), in partnership with the Danish Trade Union Development Agency (DTDA) and with (...)
Keywords : Newsletters ; Extending Social Protection ; Senegal ;
28/08/2023

PROTOCOL TO THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS ON THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS TO SOCIAL PROTECTION AND SOCIAL SECURITY

Social protection is an internationally recognised human right and is enshrined in the African Union Charter on Human and People’s Rights as the right of all citizens. However, less than one in five people – around 17 per cent – across the African continent have access to social protection,1 (...)
Keywords : Technical document ; Extending Social Protection ;

ITUC AFRICA

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 (...)