The ILO Declaration of Philadelphia is a document adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) during its 26th session in 1944. It sets out the basic principles and rights of workers and calls for the promotion of social justice, economic growth, and human welfare worldwide. The declaration emphasizes that work is not a commodity and that all workers have the right to fair and equitable conditions of employment. It also recognizes the importance of social dialogue and cooperation between governments, employers, and workers in achieving these goals. Overall, the ILO Declaration of Philadelphia serves as a guiding framework for promoting decent work and improving working conditions around the world.

OATUU Statement on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) has released a statement condemning the violence being meted out against Palestinians by the Israeli occupation state. This follows violent clashes at the Al Aqsa mosque complex on the 7th of May, 2021 after thousands of people congregated to observe the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Owing to this recent escalation of events, the organisation is calling on the international community to “act to end these recurring violations and attacks against Palestinians and stop the policy of evacuation, which expels them from their land, as well as expropriates them of it”.

OATUU 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

In spite of the numerous activities that the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity has carried out and those it is still addressing on the continent end elsewhere, there remains numerous challenges still confronting the African worker. The delegates to the 11th Ordinary Congress of OATUU in Bamako, Mali, from 3rd to 4th March 2017 adopted a number of resolutions to guide OATUU’s work for the next four years. Based on the resolutions adopted and OATUU objectives, several priority areas were identified and consequently used in developing OATUU’s strategic plan for 2017-2020. 

Oatuu strategic plan

Declaration-Cooperation between Ethiopia and Eritrea

The Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) has made a declaration to express its joy regarding the historical act carried out by Ethiopia and Eritrea-the signing of a peace treaty between the two countries. The organisation believes the good will expressed by the leaders of both states has opened a new era of cooperation which will have a positive impact on the entire region of the Horn of Africa. Find below the declaration.

Declaration on Peace and Cooperation between Ethiopia and Eritrea

OATUU Tribute to Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan

Following the death of the former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity paid a tribute to a man who led one of the most global organisations. Mr. Annan who passed away on 18 August 2018 in Bern, Switzerland, served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006.  Co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize with the UN,  Kofi Annan was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

Tribute to Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan

ILO Tribute to Former Assistant Secretary-General of OATUU, Mr. Ali Ibrahim

The Director-General of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Mr. Guy Ryder extended his condolences to the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) regarding the demise of Mr. Ali Ibrahim, former Assistant Secretary-General and one of the official founders of the organization. He acknowledged his significant work with the ILO and OATUU and described him as “a man of great stature, who was not reluctant to place his exceptional talents at the organization’s disposal”.

ILO Tribute to Mr. Ali Ibrahim