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ITF Africa

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The ITF’s African membership now embraces all the regions of the continent with all the main language groups, i.e. English, French, Arabic and Portuguese speaking. Priority has been given within the region to organise the unorganised, to confront the AIDS/HIV threat and to promoting women’s trade union participation. Impressive progress has been made in establishing co-ordinating committees in almost all countries with more than two affiliates. Sub-regional committees have also been established to strengthen communication between countries. The ITF African Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya co-ordinates the ITF’s activities in Africa. A co-ordinator for West Africa is based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.


News online

Basil Thwala 14 April 2014
Swazi union leader finally free
Basil Thwala, legal advisor to the Swaziland Transport & Allied Workers’ Union (STAWU), was released from prison this weekend.   ITF affiliate STAWU has been fighting to free Thwala since 2012,... more >>


STAWU civil aviation workers striking against the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) 31 March 2014
Swazi union wins air strike charges battle
ITF affiliate the Swaziland Transport & Allied Workers’ Union (STAWU) has followed up a cost of living increase win from employers Swaziland Airlink with a double victory in its dispute with the country’s aviation authority. more >>


Mozambique and Angola education programme 14 March 2014
Concrete wins for Mozambique and Angola’s transport workers
ITF affiliates in Mozambique and Angola were this week revealed to have gained almost 5,000 new members in the year 2012-13, thanks to an education project in the region.   Six affiliated unions... more >>


14 March 2014
Warning about piracy off West Africa
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has issued a warning to ships to be extra vigilant when transiting West Africa, "as piracy in the region becomes a growing concern". While piracy off the... more >>


West Africa women seminar 14 March 2014
ITF women act on HIV
ITF women union leaders challenged the stigma surrounding HIV by being voluntarily tested for HIV in Togo last week on March 8 – International Women’s Day.   The voluntary HIV counselling and... more >>


Press releases

11 April 2014
Agreement takes MLC into new stage
The ITF has praised today’s decision at the ILO (International Labour Organization) in Geneva today to build on the success of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 by including in it new mechanisms... more >>


4 March 2014
International mission calls for Swazi labour rights action
An international delegation investigating labour rights abuses in Swaziland today called on the government there to take immediate action. The delegation, organised by the ITF (International... more >>


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