The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) faces several parameters that could compromise its sustainability and short-term response to the AfCFTA agreement, according to a study.
The Tunis declaration, adopted on 27 September by trade unions from 39 African countries, stresses the inclusion of labour provisions in the AfCFTA agreement to ensure compliance with international labour standards and the decent work agenda.
The AfCFTA enterprise must accommodate the aspirations of all stakeholders in new debates and decisions about social and labour issues in the process of negotiating an inclusive Continental Free Trade Area.
Here are some recommendations for making the hugely dynamic and wide-ranging informal economy more competitive.
Namibia could benefit from the AfCFTA but not without the decent work agenda and inclusion of labour provisions in the agreement.
Our new study shows there are real opportunities for Ghana to enhance its manufacturing capability and create jobs under the AfCFTA. But there are also perils that would need the attention of stakeholders in order for businesses and citizens to benefit under the agreement.