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Whereas trade union membership in the formal sector is often high, this often represents a minor fraction of the entire workforce. The restrictions for public sector workers to join unions and bargain also have a detrimental impact on others sectors. Trade union rights, decent work and democracy go hand in hand – PSI affiliates need to continue to build broad coalitions to overcome these many challenges.
The following presentations were made at the 12th Regional Conference for Africa & Arab countries held in Gaborone, Botswana 22-25 September 2015: