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Organisation of African Trade Union Unity

The Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) is an independent regional union federation for trade union centres in Africa.

Full nameOrganisation of African Trade Union Unity
Members73 affiliates
Key peopleMezhoud Arezki, secretary general
Office locationAccra, Ghana
CountryAfrican region

Founded in 1973 (under the Organisation of African Unity), from the merger of the All-African Trade Union Federation (AATUF), the African Trade Union Confederation (ATUC), and the smaller Pan-African Workers' Congress, the OATUU has maintained a position of independence from the International union federations.

The OATUU has four regional organisations.


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