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Our Objectives

In the overall context of the above and in consonance with prevailing socio-economic and political developments therefore, the objectives of OTUWA include the following:

  • Bring the voice and visibility of West African workers to ECOWAS and other International labour platforms;
  • Highlight labour-related problems in the West African sub-region and focus national labour centres’ attention on these issues as a means of addressing them;
  • Facilitate trade union unity and engagement of national unions in popularising worker-related issues and policies contained in ECOWAS protocols and policies geared towards promoting the integration process.
  • To work towards full, decent and freely chosen employment and the elimination of all forms of discrimination based on race, sex, nationality or creed.
  • To fight for the improvement of working and living conditions including the extension and sustenance of social security coverage to everyone.
  • To promote greater gender equality; and
  • To promote the ratification and effective implementation of International Labour Standards.