Issues

Gender-Insensitive Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Review

Gender-Insensitive Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Review

The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) and its affiliated twelve (12) trade unions view with serious concern the decision […]

20th April 2017
“Human and trade union rights violations are rife in Somalia”, new labour rights report finds

“Human and trade union rights violations are rife in Somalia”, new labour rights report finds

The labour organisation, the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), representing workers in Somalia, launched today a detailed report highlighting […]

23rd February 2017

Decent Work Remains a Pipe Dream in Somalia

Today, 7th October 2016, the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) joins millions of workers across the world to mark the “World […]

7th October 2016
FESTU Statement on National Youth Day

FESTU Statement on National Youth Day

The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) salutes the youth of Somalia on this National Youth Day, 15 May, 73rd […]

15th May 2016
UN rights experts raise alarm at growing persecution against trade unionists

UN rights experts raise alarm at growing persecution against trade unionists

GENEVA (4 May 2016) – A group of four United Nations human rights experts* today urged the Government of Somalia […]

4th May 2016
FESTU concludes successful National Congress

FESTU concludes successful National Congress

“RESPECT our Rights – PROTECT our Safety” was the slogan of the 3rd National Congress of the Federation of Somali […]

8th April 2016
ITUC Condemns the Assassination Attempt on FESTU General Secretary’s Life

ITUC Condemns the Assassination Attempt on FESTU General Secretary’s Life

Omar Faruk, General Secretary of FESTU (Somalia), escaped an assassination attempt on 29 December 2015 in Mogadishu. The FESU General […]

6th January 2016
Trade unions’ workshop highlights human and trade union rights

Trade unions’ workshop highlights human and trade union rights

Human and Trade Union rights and their monitoring and reporting were at the forefront of discussions at a recent workshop […]

14th September 2015
Trade Union Leadership Training for Somali Trade Unions held in Kigali

Trade Union Leadership Training for Somali Trade Unions held in Kigali

Senior trade union leaders and activists from the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) and affiliated industrial union took part […]

29th June 2015
ILO & FESTU conclude national capacity building workshop for Somali Trade Unions

ILO & FESTU conclude national capacity building workshop for Somali Trade Unions

The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) concluded a 2-day national capacity […]

10th April 2015