FESTU News

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
Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), umbrella organization of eleven independent and representative trade unions of Somalia, joins hands […]

25th November 2016

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

ITUC Calls for Government Interference in Unions to End

The ITUC has called for the Somali government to cease its attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of unions, […]

15th April 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