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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

Reza Shahabi 30 July 2014
Update: Shahabi released to civilian hospital
It has now been confirmed that Reza Shahabi, the imprisoned Iranian trade unionist and prisoner of conscience, has called off his hunger strike following his release on medical grounds to a civilian... more >>


Nishi Kapahi addresses the ITWAN women's congress 18 July 2014
Women workers build union power in Nepal
Women transport worker power was on display in Nepal last month when more than 200 women workers came together to share their union experiences and plan how to bring more women into unions. more >>


Swaziland 1 July 2014
US axes Swazi trade deal over rights abuses
Swaziland’s continuing workers’ rights abuses saw the country stripped of a special trade agreement with the USA last week. President Obama withdrew the country’s eligibility for the African... more >>


Swazi Airlink leaders 1 July 2014
Swazi union saves jobs
The ITF-affiliated Swaziland Transport and Allied Workers Union (STAWU) has saved over half the jobs at risk of redundancy at Swaziland Airlink. The employer had been seeking to move its... more >>


Thai fishing vessel 27 June 2014
Thailand and Qatar downgraded for workers’ rights abuses
The ITF applauded the action taken over modern-day slavery in Thailand and Qatar as the US downgraded both countries on its human trafficking watchlist. The US State Department has relegated... more >>


Press releases

22 July 2014
ITF: Swazi court case ‘nakedly political’
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today denounced the guilty verdicts delivered against Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor... more >>


18 July 2014
ITF statement on Malaysia Airlines MH17
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today expressed its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew onbard flight MH17 and backed calls for an... more >>


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