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Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) Expresses Grave Concerns Over Rising Inflation

The Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) has voiced serious concerns regarding the escalating inflation that continues to impact the nation. The inflation surge has significantly affected essential services, including housing rent, electricity, and water, compounding the daily struggles faced by Somali workers and the general population. One of the most pressing issues highlighted by […]

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The Hypocrisy of the International Trade Union Confederation

Amid these clear violations of worker rights, the silence from the ITUC is deafening and puzzling. This silence raises urgent questions about the principles guiding international trade unions.Is the ITUC’s response influenced by political considerations? Does it favor certain unions over others? This inconsistency might reveal a broader trend of international bodies selectively addressing workers’

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Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) Applauds the Signing of Oil and Gas Production Agreement with Turkey

The Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) welcomes and fully supports the recent agreement signed between Somalia and Turkey, approved by the cabinet this afternoon, regarding the production of oil and gas. Recognizing the immense potential of this agreement, SOCOTU emphasizes the critical importance of ensuring that the benefits are maximized for the Somali nation,

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Press Statement

The Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) strongly supports and welcomes the important step to review and finish Somalia’s Constitution, which has been in draft form for a long time. This is very important for the Somali people, especially workers who have faced tough conditions and human rights abuses. Please see attached Press Release from

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World Water Day March 22 2024

On World Water Day, SOCOTU stands in solidarity with the Somali people, reaffirming our commitment to ending water injustice in Somali communities. We declare our unwavering dedication to the cause of ensuring access to clean, safe, and affordable water for all. In the face of challenges and injustices, we pledge to resist the privatization of

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International Women’s Day Celebrations

On March 8, SOCOTU joins the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. Somalia, like many countries, grapples with gender disparities in its workforce, particularly affecting women. Fadumo Abdullahi Ali, Deputy Chair of the Women’s Committee at the Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU), sheds light on the plight of female workers in Somalia. Despite their

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Solidarity With The Women Of Palestine.

Najma Ahmed Khalif, as the Head of the Parliamentary Affairs & Advocacy Department at the Somali Congress of Trade Unions and a dedicated member of the Women’s Committee, is joining hands with women around the globe to commemorate International Women’s Day in a powerful act of solidarity with the women of Palestine. In a world

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Press Statement

On this momentous occasion, Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) extends its heartfelt congratulations to Somalia and Turkey for the approval of the Defense & Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement. This historic pact marks a significant milestone in fostering bilateral relations and advancing mutual interests in defense and economic cooperation.The approval by the Somali cabinet and

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Minister Of Labour And Social Affairs’ Obstruction Of Trade Union Rights Denounced BySomali Congress Of Trade Unions (SOCOTU)

The Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) representing the interests of Somalia’sworking class, vehemently condemns the actions of Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Dr.Mohamed Elmi Ibrahim, for his complicity in human rights abuses and blatant disregard forSomalia’s labour laws.The recent interference by the Minister in SOCOTU’s affairs constitutes a clear violation offundamental labour rights

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Building Bridges: Advancing Social Dialogue Through Civil Society – Trade Unions Capacity Building Training.

Today marked a significant milestone as the Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) hosted a crucial event named “Building Bridges: Advancing Social Dialogue through Civil Society – Trade Unions Capacity Building Training.” The initiative focuses on empowering civil society and trade unions, equipping them with vital skills and knowledge to enhance social dialogue. The event

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