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The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 95 million workers in 130 countries of the 5 continents, extends its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the 60 people who lost their lives by a pipeline explosion in southeast Nigeria.

The accident took place on October 12th, 2018 in the town of Aba, when the petrol pipeline of a state-run company, exploded after catching fire. As the world class oriented trade union movement, we stand in solidarity with the workers and the people of Nigeria.

We demand adequate safety measures that will protect the people from disasters and accidents, such as this one that often occur, and better living and working conditions.

The Secretariat


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The World Federation of Trade Unions, on the behalf of its 95 million members in 130 countries all over the globe, extends its internationalist solidarity with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union,  “NEHAWU” of South Africa, and firmly supports their strike and mobilizations that begin on October 10th, 2018, in all South African Social Security Agency...

unoMadame President of the Session of UN General Assembly, Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa,
Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres,
Excellencies Heads of State and Government,
Heads of Delegation,
Ladles and Gentleman,

I have the honour to address this august body, the United Nations General Assembly for the first time as President of the Republic of South Africa. It Is nearly a quarter...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 95 million members in 130 countries all over the globe, conveys its internationalist solidarity to the working class and the ordinary people of Tanzania, after the sinking of the ferry boat in the lake Virginia that has cost the life of more than 200 persons until now.

The ferry boat sank last Thursday after leaving Ukerewe...

The 13th COSATU National Congress continues its works for the third day with fruitful exchanges among the COSATU affiliates. The WFTU General Secretary, George Mavrikos, addressed the Congress, and welcomed COSATU home, at a historical moment for the South African and the world militant trade Union movement, when COSATU decided for full membership with WFTU.

Speech of WFTU GS:

Dear friends and...

The South African CP claims to advance to a second radical phase of national democratic revolution to overcome unemployment and inequality.

South African Communist Party (SACP) Central Committee (CC) issued a statement on 19 August 2018 concerning the key challenges of the current revolution. The statement was based on the Political Report to the CC by general secretary, Cde Blade...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 92 million workers in 126 countries all over the world, expresses its solid support and full solidarity to the workers of National Chicks in Kwa-Zulu Natal, in their fair struggle and demands.

The workers have gone on strike since 8th of August 2018, demanding a wage increase of 10 %, 13th cheque and productivity bonus.


The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its 92 million workers in the 5 continents of the globe, expresses its solidarity to the Bitajib’s workers who are in a strike for a week now demanding the prompt payment of their three-months unpaid salaries.

The workers of the company, including engineers, skilled, unskilled and ordinary workers, went on strike, struggling against the...

The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, strongly condemns the insulting wage offers by the gold producers in South Africa.

Only one day after the “proposal” of the employers, more than 600 miners were rescued after an underground fire at Gold One’s Modder East operations in Springs, east of Johannesburg. This...

The WFTU, consisting of 92 million in 126 countries in the 5 continents, expresses its international solidarity with the officials in Guinea-Bissau, who ask an increase in minimum wage and better working conditions.

The WFTU supports the struggle of the civil servants, we join our voice with theirs and we demand the respect of their working rights as well as a decent salary for their work. We...

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its solidarity with the citizens of the cities Douala and Limbe in Cameroon, who are suffering from the severe weather conditions. The excessive rainfall caused landslides in the city of Douala, while probably has cost human lives in the city of Limbe.

The workers and the popular strata are once more unprotected against the natural disasters and...

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