Mody Guiro (born 17 November 1951) is a Mali-born Senegalese trade union leader.

Born in Kayes in Mali, Guiro trained as an electrician and moved to study in Thiès in Senegal. He became interested in communism, and joined the Thiès Union of Trade Unions, rising to become regional secretary.[1][2] In 2001, the general secretary of the National Confederation of Senegalese Workers, Madia Diop, retired. Guiro contested the post, defeating Diop's preferred successor, Cheikh Diop. As a member of the Socialist Party of Senegal, he became a leading opponent of the Senegalese Democratic Party government, leading a wave of strikes. In December 2002, he signed a compact with the government, providing for regular consultation with unions.[3]

In 2005, Guiro was additionally elected as president of the ICFTU African Regional Organisation. In 2007, this became part of the new ITUC-Africa, with Guiro continuing as president.[4]


  1. ^ Balde, Ibrahima (24 May 2017). "UNE ELECTION, DES PROGRAMMES ET DES ENJEUX". SenePlus. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
  2. ^ Gueye, Omar (2017). Mai 1968 au Sénégal. Hommes et sociétés. ISBN 9782811117023.
  3. ^ Kraus, Jon (2007). Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230610033.
  4. ^ Report on Activities (PDF). ITUC. 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
Trade union offices
Preceded by General Secretary of the National Confederation of Senegalese Workers
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Preceded by President of the ICFTU African Regional Organisation
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Federation merged
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Federation founded
President of ITUC-Africa
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