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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 Communique

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 DevelopmentCommunique

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

2023: A Challenging year, but our spirit and resolve to succeed remains unquenched and undampened.

Dear Esteemed Affiliates and Partners, As we approach the end of a dynamic year, whilst we continue to reflect on the remarkable journey we have undertaken together as part of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation - Africa (ITUC-Africa), the coming (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsOccupational Health and Safety

Ajaero: African Trade unions angry with Nigeria

The African regional organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) has frowned at the failure of the Nigerian government to resolve various industrial relations issues impacting Nigerian workers, especially the case of the assault of the President of the Nigeria (...)
Keywords : NewslettersHuman and trade union rights Nigeria

Migrant workers and GBV: African experts seek solutions

African labour expayts say they are working with relevant government authorities to improve the management of migrant labour, with a long-term goal of eliminating gender-based violenc against vulnerable workers. The resolutions emerged from a two-day conference that ended on Wednesday in Dar (...)
Dar Es Salam, 18 December 2023 Keywords : ActivitiesNewsletters Nigeria TanzaniaTogo

"Championing Rights-Based Migration Governance: ITUC-Africa’s Call to Action on International Migrants Day"

On this year International Migrants Day, the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) stands to acknowledge and celebrate the invaluable contributions of millions of migrants worldwide. As a staunch advocate for social justice and human rights, (...)
Dar Es Salam, 18 December 2023 Keywords : ActivitiesNewslettersHuman and trade union rights Nigeria Tanzania

SUMMARY REPORT of 5th ORDINARY CONGRESS

According to Article VIII (b), Ordinary Congress shall be convened every four years. Article VIII (c) states that the Congress shall be convened to consider and decide on the following (i) Reports on activities of the Regional Organisation, including financial reports; (ii) General trade (...)
Keywords : Congress2023 Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union UnityCongress

THANK YOU NOTE: 5th ITUC-Africa Delegates Congress Successful participation

The curtains fell on Thursday, November 30, 2023, on the 5th Ordinary Delegates Congress of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) that took place at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, with the theme “Amka (...)
Keywords : Congress2023 DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union UnityCongress

Worsening labour rights issues and the attack on the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress: Concerns about the lack of progress towards redress and fair closure

As representatives of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: https://www.ituc-africa.org/), encompassing 101 affiliates across 52 African nations, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria, we (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Nigeria

ITUC-Africa Statement on the 2023 International Migrants Day

On this International Migrants Day (18 December 2023), the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: https://www.ituc-africa.org/) acknowledges and celebrates the invaluable contributions of millions of migrants worldwide. The journey of (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rightsMigration

Congratulations and contributions of input to enrich your service to the workers and people of Liberia

On behalf of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: https://www.ituc-africa.org/), I congratulate you on your historic election as the President of Liberia. The people of Liberia have spoken loudly and resoundingly to confer their trust (...)
Keywords : Declarations LiberiaPeace And Security

AFRICAN TRADE UNION KEY DEMANDS FOR COP 28

The African Trade Union movement, represented by the ITUC-Africa, organised a meeting on the 8th of November 2023, bringing together affiliates from various countries and the African representatives of Global Union Federations (GUFs) ahead of COP28, scheduled to take place in Dubai in December (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment DeclarationsTogo

Statement from ITUC-Africa on Human Rights Day 2023

As we commemorate Human Rights Day 2023, ITUC-Africa stands resolutely committed to championing the principles of freedom, equality, and justice for all individuals across the African continent. This year’s theme, "Freedom, Equality, and Justice for All," encapsulates the fundamental (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights

A New Dawn : Comrade Joel Akhator Odigie Elected General Secretary of ITUC-Africa

In a historic moment that resonates with the spirit of unity and progress, the 5th Delegates Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation - Africa (ITUC-Africa) concluded on November 30th in Nairobi. Among the significant outcomes of this gathering was the election of Comrade Joel (...)
Nairobi, 30 November 2023 Keywords : Upcoming eventNewsletters Nigeria Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union UnityCongressKenya

ITUC-Africa launches debt campaign to reverse Africa’s debt burden to promote transparency, accountability in debt management

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa), on Wednesday in Nairobi, the Kenya capital, launched a campaign to reverse Africa’s sovereign debt trend. Under the campaign, ITUC-Africa says trade unions in Africa will begin to promote (...)
Nairobi, 29 November 2023 Keywords : Activities SDGs NewslettersStructural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentKenya

Letter to the President of Madagascar

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: https://www.ituc-africa.org/ ) writes to express its serious concern regarding the recent wave of attacks on trade union leaders and the suppression of freedom of association in Madagascar. We stand (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsProtest letters

ITUC-Africa reaffirms its commitment for the Elimination of Violence against Women

As the vibrant continent of Africa echoes with the collective voices of individuals, organizations, and communities united against gender-based violence, the International Trade Union Confederation-Africa (ITUC-Africa) organised a powerful trade union action on November 25, marking the (...)
25 November 2023 Keywords : ActivitiesNewslettersGender EqualityKenya

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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 (...)