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Tunis declaration calls for inclusion of labour provisions in the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement

29 September, 2022The Tunis declaration, adopted on 27 September by trade unions from 39 African countries stresses the inclusion of labour provisions in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to ensure compliance with international labour standards and the decent work agenda.

Conference discusses feminist ideas on building union power in Africa

18 August, 2022Why is it important for trade unions in Sub Saharan Africa to adopt feminist approaches to their campaigns and activities? A regional conference in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 17-18 August, discussed some possible strategies for gender integration and gender equity and equality in trade union activities using feminist ideas.

South African metalworkers conference discusses bargaining strategies in a changing world of work

20 April, 2022National bargaining conferences provide union negotiators and shop stewards a chance to analyze and shape strategies for negotiations. For the metalworkers, they are also training and knowledge sharing events for experienced negotiators and shop stewards who will be going into the important union task of collective bargaining for the first time.

Women mine workers share traumatic experiences on sexual harassment

7 April, 2022Gender based violence and sexual harassment continues to be prevalent in the mining sector in Sub Saharan Africa, according to testimonies by some of the 30 participants at a training workshop in Johannesburg 5-6 April.

Zimbabwe energy workers in stayaway over poverty wages

24 February, 2022Zimbabwean energy workers have written to their employer, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), stating that they are no longer able to report for work because of poverty wages.

Unions call for policy intervention to save jobs at South African oil and gas refineries

17 February, 2022With several oil and gas refineries closing and further closures planned, unions are calling on the South African government to intervene to save jobs.

Unions and civil society organizations reject Togo’s repressive draft constitutional law

1 February, 2022Unions and civil society organizations in Togo are objecting to draft constitutional amendments whose provisions violate workers’ and human rights that are protected by current laws. They say the amendments are “liberticidal” as they will strangle freedom of association.

Fighting for African industrialization

25 November, 2021Countless strategies to industrialize Africa have been adopted; from the African Union’s Agenda 2063, Accelerated Industrial Development for Africa strategies and the African Mining Vision at continental level to national industrial policies. Yet the take-off is not happening, while the obstacles are well documented.

Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy comes under the spotlight at Sub Saharan Africa occupational health and safety meeting

11 November, 2021With the African continent being the lowest in terms of Covid-19 vaccinated populations globally, the countries are also facing increased vaccine hesitancy with the few available doses having no takers in some countries, say trade unions from Sub Saharan Africa who are affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union.

South African mine workers union commits to recruitment and better service to members

28 October, 2021At a policy conference in East London, 26-27 October, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), resolved that it will go back to the basics on recruitment, organizing, and servicing of its members in the construction, energy, metals, and mining sectors.