The ITUC Regional Organisation for Africa (ITUC-Africa) is a regional organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation, representing trade unions from countries in Africa. There are 56 national trade union federations affiliated to ITUC-Africa, from 45 countries, and representing a total of 15 million workers.

ITUC Africa
ITUC Regional Organisation for Africa
HeadquartersLome, Togo
15 million (2004)[1]
Key people
Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, General Secretary



The organisation was founded in 2007, at a congress in Accra, with the merger of the ICFTU African Regional Organisation and the World Confederation of Labour's Democratic Organization of African Workers' Trade Union.[1]

The organisation has six main departments, handling conflict resolution, economic & social policy, education, gender & equality, HIV/AIDS, and human & trade union rights. In its own words,

ICFTU-AFRO seeks to fight poverty, unemployment and all forms of discrimination, exploitation, arbitrary unrests, detention without trial and unlawful dismissals.


Union federation Acronym Country
General Centre of Independent and Free Unions of Angola CGSILA Angola
National Union of Angolan Workers UNTA-CS Angola
Botswana Federation of Trade Unions BFTU Botswana
Confédération Générale des Syndicats des Travailleurs de Madagascar FI.SE.MA. Madagasacar
Christian Confederation of Malagasy Trade Unions SEKRIMA Madagasacar
United Autonomous Unions of Madagascar USAM Madagasacar
Confédération des Syndicats des Travailleurs Malagasy Révolutionnaires FISEMARE Madagasacar
Malawi Congress of Trade Unions MCTU Malawi
Mauritius Labour Congress MLC Mauritius
Mauritius Trade Union Congress MTUC Mauritius
National Trade Unions Confederation NTUC Mauritius
Mozambique Workers' Organization OTM Mozambique
Trade Union Congress of Namibia TUCNA Namibia
Trade Union Congress of Swaziland TUCOSWA eSwatini
Zambia Congress of Trade Unions ZCTU Zambia
Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions ZCTU Zimbabwe
Confederation of South African Workers' Unions CONSAWU South Africa
Federation of Unions of South Africa FEDUSA South Africa
Congress of South African Trade Unions COSATU South Africa
National Council of Trade Unions NACTU South Africa
Union Interprofessionnelle de la Réunion UIR-CFDT Reunion
General Union of the Workers of São Tomé and Príncipe UGT-STP Sao Tomé and Principe
National Organization of the Workers of São Tomé and Príncipe – Central Union ONTSTP-CS Sao Tomé and Principe
Confederation of Cameroon Trade Unions CSTC Cameroon
Union of Free Trade Unions of Cameroon USLC Cameroon
General Confederation of Free Workers of Cameroon CSAC Cameroon
Confédération Syndicale des Travailleurs de Centrafrique CSTC Central African Republic
General Union of Central African Workers USTC Central African Republic
National Confederation of Central African Workers CNTC Central African Republic
Free Confederation of Chadian Workers CLTT Chad
Union of Trade Unions of Chad UST Chad
Congolese Trade Union Confederation CSC Republic of the Congo
Confédération des Syndicats Libres Autonomes du Congo COSYLAC Republic of the Congo
Democratic Confederation of Labour CDT Democratic Republic of the Congo
Union Nationale des Travailleurs du Congo UNTC Democratic Republic of the Congo
Confédération Syndicale du Congo CSC Democratic Republic of the Congo
Confédération Gabonaise des Syndicats Libres CGSL Gabon
Confédération Syndicale Gabonaise COSYGA Gabon
Confederation of Trade Unions of Burundi COSYBU Burundi
Trade Union Confederation of Burundi CSB Burundi
Confédération des Travailleurs et travailleuses de Comores CTTC Comoros
Union of Djibouti Workers UDT Djibouti
National Confederation of Eritrean Workers NCEW Eritrea
Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions CETU Ethiopia
Central Organization of Trade Unions COTU (K) Kenya
Trade Union Centre of Workers of Rwanda CESTRAR Rwanda
Seychelles Federation of Workers' Unions SFWU Seychelles
Federation of Somali Trade Unions FESTU Somalia
South Sudan Workers Trade Union Federation SSWTUF South Sudan
Trade Union Congress of Tanzania TUCTA Tanzania
Zanzibar Trade Union Congress ZATUC Tanzania
National Organization of Trade Unions NOTU Uganda
Centrale des Syndicats Autonomes du Bénin CSA Benin
Union Nationale des Syndicats des Travailleurs du Bénin UNSTB Benin
Confédération des organisations syndicales indépendantes du Bénin COSI Benin
General Confederation of the Workers of Benin CGTB Benin
Centrale de syndicats du privé et de l’informel du Bénin CSIPB Benin
Confédération Syndicale Burkinabé CSB Burkina Faso
Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs Burkinabé CNTB Burkina Faso
Organisation Nationale des Syndicats Libres ONSL Burkina Faso
Union Syndicale des Travailleurs du Burkina Faso USTB Burkina Faso
União Nacional dos Trabalhadores de Cabo Verde – Central Sindical UNTC-CS Cabo Verde
Centrale des Syndicats Libres de Côte d'Ivoire DIGNITE Côte d'Ivoire
Union Générale des Travailleurs de Côte d'Ivoire UGTCI Côte d'Ivoire
Federation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Ivory Coast FESACI Côte d'Ivoire
Centrale Syndicale Humanisme CSH Côte d'Ivoire
Gambia Workers' Confederation GWC Gambia
Ghana Federation of Labour GFL Ghana
Trades Union Congress of Ghana TUC Ghana
Confédération Nationale de Travailleurs de Guinée CNTG Guinea
Organisation Nationale des Syndicats Libres de Guinée ONSLG Guinea
Union Syndicale des Travailleurs de Guinée USTG Guinea
Union Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée Bissau UNTGB Guinea-Bissau
Liberia Labour Congress LLC Liberia
Confédération Syndicale des Travailleurs du Mali CSTM Mali
Union Nationale des Travailleurs du Mali UNTM Mali
Democratic Confederation of Workers of Niger CDTN Niger
Confédération Nigérienne du Travail CNT Niger
Union des Syndicats des Travailleurs du Niger USTN Niger
Nigeria Labour Congress NLC Nigeria
Confédération des Syndicats Autonomes du Sénégal CSA Senegal
Union Nationale des Syndicats Autonomes du Sénégal UNSAS Senegal
Democratic Union of Senegalese Workers UDTS Senegal
National Confederation of Senegalese Workers CNTS Senegal
Confédération nationale des travailleurs du Sénégal – Forces du changement CNTS-FC Senegal
Central Confederation of Trade Unions CCOTU Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Labour Congress SLLC Sierra Leone
Confédération syndicale des travailleurs du Togo CSTT Togo
Union Nationale des Syndicats Indépendants du Togo UNSIT Togo
Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs du Togo CNTT Togo
Union Général des Syndicats Libres UGSL Togo
Union Générale des Travailleurs Algériens UGTA Algeria
Confédération Générale des Travailleurs de Mauritanie CGTM Mauritania
Confédération Libre des Travailleurs de Mauritanie CLTM Mauritania
Union des Travailleurs de Mauritanie UTM Mauritania
Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Mauritanie CNTM Mauritania
Democratic Confederation of Labour CDT Morocco
Union Générale des Travailleurs du Maroc UGTM Morocco
Union Marocaine du Travail UMT Morocco
Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail UGTT Tunisia



General Secretaries

2007: Kwasi Adu-Amankwah


2007: Mody Guiro


  1. ^ "Trade unions urged to close ranks". Ghana Web. 27 November 2007.
  • ^ 2004 ICFTU-AFRO news archives