Skip to main content

Trade Unions call on Ghanaian government and employers to step up fight against violence against women in transport workplaces

ニュース 26 Aug 2022
  • Trade Unions have called on the Government to ratify ILO Convention 190 on ending violence and harassment in the world of work
  • The convention has already been ratified by 19 countries around the world, including the Central African Republic, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia and South Africa
  • The call comes as a new report shows more than 70% of respondents to a survey about working conditions in Ghana had experienced one form of violence or harassment at the workplace

Transport Trade Union leaders, at an event in Accra, Ghana this week, have called on governments and employers to work with trade unions to end violence and harassment in the workplace.

The event, which was hosted by the International Transport Workers’ Federation, was held as part of anongoing C190 campaign to support labour organising and campaigning to end gender-based violence and harassment. Alongside delegates from unions in Ghana, the workshop was attended by women trade union organisers from Cameroon, Senegal, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Togo, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire.

They have called on governments across Western and Central Africa to join countries such as Namibia and Mauritius in ratifying ILO Convention 190, an unprecedented international agreement on health, safety and dignity in the workplace.

At the workshop, Ghana’s Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Balfour-Awuah, presented research findings that shone light on the extent of the problem in the country. The survey, conducted in 2021, found that 71.7% of respondents had experienced one form of violence or harassment at the workplace.

Commenting on the findings, he said:

“This is unacceptable and should be of concern to all. We need to take immediate and drastic steps to address this. Violence and harassment in the world of work affects all sectors of the economy, occupations and work arrangements."

“Violence and harassment at the workplace manifest themselves in different forms and contexts and deprive people of their dignity.”

He went on to give an overview of existing measures in place to tackle violence and harassment in the world of work, before endorsing C190:

“Convention C190 is more comprehensive and applies to all sectors. It seeks to protect workers and other persons in the world of work.”

ITF Deputy Women Transport Workers and Gender Equality Officer, Claire Clarke, called on all governments around the world to ratify and implement the convention:

"The Convention and its accompanying Recommendation 206 therefore provide a foundation for trade unions and other stakeholders to address violence and harassment in the world of work, and build a transport sector based on safe and decent work for all, and which protects women from gender-based violence and supports the recruitment and retention of more women in this male-dominated industry." 

"If we are to strengthen women’s employment in transport and promote decent work for all transport workers, governments, employers and trade unions must play a proactive role."

ITF Africa Regional Secretary Mohammed Dauda Safiyanu praised steps the Ghanaian government has taken on the issue, but confirmed the importance  of ratifying C190. He added:

“It is interesting to learn that Ghana has ratified some important ILO core conventions. But the impact of these 8 Conventions are incomplete without the ratification and subsequent domestication of the ILO C190 which seek to address violence and harassment at the workplace”



The ITF has launched a toolkit to support unions to campaign for ratification of C190 and to incorporate the language of the convention into CBAs and OSH agreements. Read more, and download the toolkit, here: 


ニュース 記者発表資料 15 Feb 2024


 北米東岸港湾の労働組合である国際港湾労働者協会( ILA )が、ニューロンドン(米コネティカット州)のオーステッド社洋上風力発電事業をめぐる職域闘争で勝利したことを歓迎する。  ITF のパディ・クラムリン会長は次のように語った。 「これは ILA 、 ILA 第 1411 支部、そして ILA 組合員全員にとっての記念すべき勝利だ」「揺るぎない連帯と戦略的行動に支えられた 8 カ月間の闘争は
ニュース 14 Feb 2024


Gebuk 労組は、航空ケータリング会社アエロフード・ケータリング・サービス・インドネシアにコロナ禍で違法解雇された労働者に補償金を支払うことを約束させ、組合員のために大きな勝利を確保した。 ITF 加盟のインドネシア空港労連( FSPBI )に加盟 する Gebuk 労組は、ジャカルタ空港で働く航空ケータリング業務委託企業の労働者組合だ。 同労組は 2 月 6 日に大規模デモを行ない
ニュース 13 Feb 2024


ITF に加盟する交通運輸労組の皆様 2024 年:ますます機能不全に陥りつつある世界で、私たちが直面する課題は解決しないまま、また新たな年が明けました。私たちは、使用者に職場で説明責任を果たさせること、安全を構築すること、環境の持続可能性を構築すること、付加価値を高め、価値を奪うことのないサプライチェーンを構築すること、労働者から賃金を奪ったり