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PSI plans trade union education for Africa

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The Public Service International (PSI) has concluded arrangements to begin the implementation of trade union projects in indigent countries in Africa.

President of PSI, African Region, Peters Adeyemi, who disclosed this in an interview with The Guardian in Abuja, hinted that the international trade union body was already negotiating with their strong affiliates in Nigeria for the commencement of the projects.

His words: “The African region, which I head, is developing a programme where the more solvent African affiliates will support projects in smaller countries across the African region.

“The region is looking at how big unions like the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Medical and Health Union of Nigeria (MHUN) can support projects on trade union education and others that can build the capacities of trade union movement in Africa in countries like Sierra Leone, Liberia and others.

“I think the future of Africa is bright in PSI, especially with the new thinking on projects execution aimed at building the capacity of trade union movement across the continent.”

Adeyemi said arrangements were on for the 30th world congress slated for Geneva, Switzerland between October 30 and November 3, 2017 and that the African region of PSI was supporting the re-election of its current President, Dave Prentis and General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli for another term.

“The African region was proposing that I contest the presidency of PSI. But within the larger context, we decided to work with the current president for his re-election.

The President has worked collaboratively with Africa and he has told us he is interested in re-election. At a meeting in Abuja, the African region agreed to support him.


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