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Military Coups and the Future of Democracy in West Africa : Insights from ITUC-Africa’s Webinar

On October 3rd, 2023, ITUC-Africa, in collaboration with FNV, hosted a webinar titled "Military Coups and the Future of Democracy in Africa : Impact and Governance Implications." This important webinar brought together experts, labor activists and trade unions leaders and representatives to (...)
Keywords : NewslettersPeace And SecurityBurkina FasoGabonMaliNiger

Building a Stronger African Trade Union Movement: The Trade Union Leadership Development Academy (TULDA)

The relevance of workers’ education was evident in organised labour’s struggles against the neoliberal onslaughts, including the struggle to reclaim constitutional democracy and strive for popular participatory democracy. The new millennium brought with it the acceleration and intensification (...)
Keywords : Newsletters Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

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 DeclarationsGender EqualityExtending Social Protection Occupational Health and Safety

Understanding Labour Conflicts and Agitations from Three Perspectives

INRO: Trade Unions and Workers Organizations the world over have been viewed differently by various stakeholders, especially, in terms of their modus operandi. While some have positive view of them, others are indifferent with yet some expressing hostilities towards their existence and (...)
Keywords : NewslettersHuman and trade union rights Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity

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 : NewslettersExtending Social Protection Senegal

Africa Climate Summit: African trade unions call for a just transition

Nairobi, Kenya - Against a backdrop of climate challenges and global disruption, the Africa Climate Summit took place in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, from 4-6 September. At a time when Africa is facing the convergence of climate shocks, biodiversity loss, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (...)
Keywords : NewslettersClimate Change And EnvironmentKenya

PROTEST LETTER: Request to Cease Partisan Persecution of Trade Union Leaders

Our affiliates in Nigeria, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have expressed grave concerns regarding the increasing abuse of workers’ rights, particularly through actions taken by the Nigeria Police Force under your watch. The nature, frequency and intensity (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Nigeria

Nigeria is duty-bound to uphold the fundamental principles of democracy and the civil rights of its citizens.

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: www.ituc-africa.org) is deeply concerned about the current attempts in Nigeriato undermine and encroach upon the democratic and civic rights of Nigerian workers. We have received reliable information (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights Nigeria

Devastating Earthquake in Morocco: ITUC-Africa extends Solidarity Message to the Workers and the People of Morocco

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (www.ituc-africa.org), on behalf of teeming members in the 53 African countries it currently represents, expresses its solidarity with and support to the workers, people and government of Morocco following the (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And EnvironmentSolidarity Letters Morocco

African Trade Unions Advocate for Workers’ inclusion in Debt Discussions

The third edition of the African Conference on Debt and Development (AfCoDD III) held from August 30th to September 1st, 2023, in Dakar, Senegal, was an important platform for addressing Africa’s debt challenges. On the sidelines of this major event, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung AU office (...)
Keywords : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” NewslettersStructural Transformation For Africa’s Development

AfCoDD III: Reimagining, Rethinking, Reorganising, and Remobilising for an African World Order

From August 30th to September 1st, 2023, Dakar host to the third edition of the African Conference on Debt and Development (AfCoDD III), organized by the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) and its partners. This significant event, themed "The 4Rs for Africa Rule-Maker (...)
Keywords : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” Newsletters SenegalStructural Transformation For Africa’s Development

ITUC-Africa shared workers Concerns Arising from Recent Events in Niger

The recent coup d’état in Niger has caused great worry among African workers and residents alike since it strikes at the very heart of Africa’s democratic aspirations and the pursuit of social justice. The African regional organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (...)
Keywords : NewslettersPeace And SecurityNiger

ITUC-AFRICA CONDEMNS THE COUP D’ETAT IN GABON

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade union Confederation (www.ituc-africa.org) condemns the military coup in Gabon and affirms that military take-overs do not resolve political problems posed by disputed elections. The announcement by soldiers on 30ᵗʰ August, 2023 (...)
Keywords : DeclarationsPeace And SecurityGabon

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Position: Management Assistant Department: Administration Number of interns: 2 Duration of appointment: 3 months Location: Lome, Togo Supervision: Administration Manager
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COMMUNIQUE AT THE END OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (NEC) MEETING OF THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS (NLC)

In an all-inclusive session, the National Executive Council (NEC) deeply analyzed the prevailing national sentiment, taking into account the extensive hardships and deprivation afflicting our citizens across all states of the federation. The council scrutinized the federal government’s failure (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rights NigeriaCommunique

SURVEY ON PUBLIC OPINION REGARDING RECENT EVENTS IN NIGER AND AFRICAN WORKERS’ CONCERNS

This report presents the findings of a survey conducted by the African Labour Research and Education Institute of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa).On 26 July 2023, a coup d’état occurred in the Republic of the Niger when the (...)
Keywords : Technical documentPeace And SecurityNiger

Press Statement: Strengthening Trade Union Engagement to Tackle the Challenges of Sovereign Debt in Africa

Dakar, Senegal – August 29, 2023 We, the representatives of trade unions from across Africa, have convened in Dakar, Senegal, for a landmark Continental Workshop on Sovereign Debt organised jointly by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), and (...)
Keywords : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” Structural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentCommunique

Strengthening Trade Union Engagement to Tackle the Challenges of Sovereign Debt in Africa

In a pivotal gathering aimed at addressing one of Africa’s most pressing economic challenges, trade union leaders from across the continent have convened in Dakar, Senegal, for a two-day Continental Workshop on Sovereign Debt. Organized jointly by the International Trade Union Confederation (...)
Keywords : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” Newsletters SenegalStructural Transformation For Africa’s Development

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 documentExtending Social Protection

Liberia: PROTEST LETTER ON GROSS GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE IN TRADE UNION AFFAIRS

Dear Honourable Minister, I bring you warm courtesies on behalf of the teeming membership of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) and wish to draw your attention to the subject matter. The Liberia Labour Congress (...)
Keywords : Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Liberia

ITUC-Africa Statement on the Plight of Turkish Construction Workers on Strike in Tanzania

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation - Africa (www.ituc-africa.org) stands in solidarity with the Turkish construction workers employed by Yapı Merkezi in Tanzania, who have been on strike since the 5th of August 2023.
Keywords : DeclarationsHuman and trade union rights TanzaniaMigration

ITUC-Africa Protests Against the Dissolution of Parliament and the Call for New Elections Without Resolving the People’s Will for Democracy

Dear Prime Minister, The International Trade Union Confederation - Africa (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org), an organization dedicated to promoting democracy, human rights, and social justice in the African region, is deeply concerned about the recent developments in the Kingdom of Eswatini, (...)
Keywords : Eswatini Democracy Human and trade union rightsProtest letters Eswatini

CARES Burkina publishes a union position paper for a 2023 budget focused on social and economic equity

In the context of the security challenges weighing on Burkina Faso, the Trade Union Analysis and Research Committee of Burkina (CARES Burkina) has published a trade union position paper on the 2023 budget and the improvement of budget governance in the country. This document presents a series (...)
Keywords : NewslettersStructural Transformation For Africa’s DevelopmentBurkina Faso

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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 (...)