International Trade Union Organisations

Global Union Federations

  • BWI – Building and Wood Worker’s International; with their regional Africa office in Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • IndustriALL – Global Union in Mining, Energy and Manufacturing Sectors, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions; with their regional office in Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • EI – Education International; with their regional office in Accra (Ghana)
  • IFJ Global – International Federation of Journalists; with their regional Africa Office in Dakar (Senegal)
  • ITF Global – International Transport Workers’ Federation; with their Regional Office in Nairobi (Kenya)
  • ITUC – The International Trade Union Confederation; with its regional Africa office based in Lome (Togo)
  • IUF – The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF); with their regional office in Lagos (Nigeria)
  • PSI – Public Services International; with their regional secretariat based in Lome (Togo) and their regional office based in Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • UNI – UNI Global Union; with their head office in Nyon (Switzerland) and UNI-Africa offices in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • TUAC – Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD

Labour related Organisations

  • IDWN – International Domestic Workers Network; regional co-ordinator based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Direct contact: Vicky Kanyoka –
  • IFWEA – International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations; with their Headoffice in Cape Town

Regional TU Organisations

  • SATUCC – Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council, based in Gaborone (Botswana)
  • EATUC – East African Trade Union Confederation, based in Arusha (Tanzania)
  • ITUC-AfricaThe African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation
  • OATUU – Organization of African Trade Union Unity