Round Table: Exploring the multiple roles of trade unions in Africa today

Employment_equityForward with the workersAfrican unions have been struggling to find a clear ideological discourse, as well as well-designed strategies to tackle the challenges of current political and economic realities. Nevertheless, unions have played multiple roles throughout Africa’s history. In order to shed light on the diverse and complex nature of organised labour in Africa the ASC's ‘Trade Unions and Labour Issues in Africa’ research group, in cooperation with the International Institute of Social History (IISH) is organising a Round Table on the multiple roles of trade unions in Africa today.

Aids is a union issueThe Round Table will bring together academics, practitioners, as well as policy-makers interested in the diverse nature of African trade unionism; ranging from their role as political change-makers, to their activities as entrepreneurs. Read the programme below. 

Registration is free of charge and can be done by sending an email to Ms. Zjos Vlaminck:
Feel free to join us for specific sessions if you are not able to attend the entire programme.

This is the second Round Table on labour issues and trade union dynamics in Africa, organised by the research collaborative on Trade Unions and Labour Issues at the ASC.

Please have a look at the Introductory Video: Trade Unions and Labour Brokering in South Africa

Date, time and location

10 September 2014
10.00 - 18.00
Pieter de la Courtgebouw / Faculty of Social Sciences, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden
Room SB45 (basement)