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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

Entebbe airport drivers and conductors', Uganda/inland transport 7 August 2014
Uganda airport transport operators boost union membership
The ITF’s largest affiliate in Uganda has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Entebbe Stage Drivers and Conductors’ Association, boosting its membership to close on 9,000. more >>

 

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 >>

 

Press releases

16 September 2014
Taxi unions to take on Uber app
Taxi worker unions meeting in Belgium today pledged to take action to prevent potentially unsafe competition by non-regulated freelance companies using app technologies. Taxi worker trade unions... more >>

 

16 August 2014
ITF 43rd congress officially closes in Sofia, Bulgaria
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) 43rd congress in Sofia, Bulgaria has been hailed as the best ever at its closing ceremony today. more >>

 

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