The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement does not include labour provisions or references to the creation of decent work. Here’s how trade unions can argue for inclusion.
An overview of the nexus between trade, the ILO Decent work agenda, and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: Implications for women and youth.
Once the African Continental Free Trade Area moves beyond the establishing phase, it will need help. What issues can trade unions consider while seeking to influence processes in their countries?
These suggestions for dealing with the impact of the Continental Free Trade Area on jobs and employment can also help trade unions in other countries.
Demand decent jobs through investment and ensure multinational companies don’t have too much power.
Unless the AfCFTA agreement is fair and inclusive, women are likely to miss out on the opportunities offered by trade integration.