FESTU News

Big win for Somali trade unions at the ILO conference, bogus unionists thrown out

Big win for Somali trade unions at the ILO conference, bogus unionists thrown out

Somalia’s trade union movement secured a major victory at the just-concluded 107th session of the International Labour Conference of the […]

10th June 2018
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FESTU General Secretary Addresses 107th Session of ILO Conference in Geneva, Switzerland

At the ongoing 107th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland, […]

5th June 2018
Fears for Free Trade Unions in Somalia as Repression Intensifies

Fears for Free Trade Unions in Somalia as Repression Intensifies

Somalia continued its downward spiral on human and trade union rights during 2017 as the government is still waging a campaign […]

24th May 2018
Celebration of World Day for Decent Work

Celebration of World Day for Decent Work

Today, Saturday, 7 October 2017, is the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW). The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) […]

7th October 2017

World Bank recommends efforts to formalize large companies in the informal sector

The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), an umbrella organization of free and independent trade unions, which is an affiliate […]

21st August 2017
UN labour body finds Somali government guilty of violating international rules

UN labour body finds Somali government guilty of violating international rules

A body of the United Nations announced that the Federal Government of Somalia contravened the constitution of the UN’s specialized agency for […]

18th June 2017
ILO Director-General meets Somali Trade Unions Delegation

ILO Director-General meets Somali Trade Unions Delegation

The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Mr. Guy Ryder met yesterday at his office with a delegation from […]

9th June 2017
Promoting and Building Social Protection is Critical for Rebuilding of Somalia

Promoting and Building Social Protection is Critical for Rebuilding of Somalia

Social protection can play an important role in building peaceful society in Somalia while contributing to sustainable development and poverty […]

26th May 2017
FESTU Message of Somali Youth Day

FESTU Message of Somali Youth Day

On Somali Youth Day, to honour the members of Somali Youth League (SYL) and their key role in the nation’s […]

15th May 2017
FESTU Statement on International Workers’ Day

FESTU Statement on International Workers’ Day

Today, the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) joins millions of workers around the whole world in celebrating workers’ achievements, […]

1st May 2017