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Trade Union Unity in Africa: How can it be achieved?

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To stimulate the discussions and research on the challenge of revitalization within the trade union movement, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) is organizing a series of Labour Research Journeys in April. This series of events will bring together authors, researchers, academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade unions. This session is devoted to Africa and focuses on how to achieve trade-union unity across the continent.

Keynote speaker

Kwasi Abu-Amankwah
General Secretary
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Africa


Mohammed Mwamadzingo
Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Labour Research


Kassahun Follo Amenu
General Secretary, Ethiopia
Horn of Africa Confederation of Trade Unions
Arezki Mehzoud
General Secretary
Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU)
John Odah
Executive Secretary
Organization of Trade Unions in West Africa (OTUWA)
Mavis Koogotsits
Executive Secretary
Southern African Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC)
Caroline Mugalla
Executive Secretary
East African Trade Union Confederation
Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon
Regional Director for Africa
International Labour Organization (ILO)