OATUU Secretariat organises training for staff

The Secretariat of the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) has organised a one-day training for its staff at its headquarters in Accra, Ghana on the 15th of April, 2021. The training was prepared to help them understand the importance of unionism, as well as its history and role in changing the lives of workers and promoting social justice and equality. It also focused on the role OATUU plays in promoting trade union activities and the attainment of decent work across Africa.

Ahead of the training, the Secretary-General of OATUU, Mr. Arezki Mezhoud encouraged the staff to take advantage of the training and fully immerse themselves in their roles in order to contribute to OATUU’s work. He also urged them to harness their youth and produce initiatives that would help the organisation become a relevant and dependable voice in a modernised society.

The training was conducted by the Research Officer, Mr. John Takpo who took the staff through the history of OATUU, its structure, activities and goals, as well as some organisations affiliated to OATUU. The staff had various opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions surrounding the topics raised.

Below are some reviews from participants of the training.

Seen in its integrity, OATUU is a true voice for African workers, and in all sincerity, a true representation of profound Pan-Africanism.”

Senior Protocol Officer

Hilary Opuni-Frimpong

…an interactive way to learn about the history, objectives and action plan of OATUU. The moderator communicated in simple, clear and unambiguous language.”

Senior Administrative Services Officer

Annette Afriyie Boateng

Very informative and gave clarity to the role of the organisation and its relationship with other similar organisations in Africa.”

Senior Economist, Research and Education Officer

Sheryl Acquah

The orientation was very educative and interactive. It gave an in-depth view of the activities of OATUU, its resources and the international partners it works with in realizing its goals and objectives.” 

Senior Accountant

Bessie Antwi

The workshop has been insightful and revealing. I have gained an in-depth understanding of what OATUU is and its importance not only for African workers but the African continent at large.”

Senior Communications Officer

Vanessa Benewaah Adade