GAWU is currently affiliated to the International Union of Food, hotel, tobacco, restaurant and allied Workers Union (IUF), and the International Trade Union Confederation – Africa (ITUC), LO-Norway, FNV Mondiaal, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Hivos, Canadian International Development Assistance (CIDA), Banalink and Actionaid – Ghana, Frederick Ebert Stiftung (FES).
Mondiaal FNV is part of the FNV trade union confederation. Mondiaal FNV supports projects in over 100 countries located in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe through resources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, of FNV and its affiliates. Mondiaal FNV works outside of the borders of its country. But it also advocates and campaigns in the Netherlands to support workers and unions in developing countries, so that their voices can be heard.
International Trade Union Confederation – Africa (ITUC)
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the global voice of the world’s working people. The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions.
Its main areas of activity include the following: trade union and human rights; economy, society and the workplace; equality and non-discrimination; and international solidarity.
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 Member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
Frederick Ebert Stiftung (FES)
The government of Ghana and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) signed an agreement of cooperation on 19th December, 1969, to formalise cooperations, even though before the agreement, FES had been working informally with local partners in the fields of media development, civic education and strengthening the trades union.
Canadian International Development Assistance (CIDA)
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is Canada’s lead agency for development assistance. Its aim is to reduce poverty, promote human rights, and support sustainable development. CIDA was established in 1968 to administer the bulk of Canada’s official development assistance program. CIDA works in concert with its development partners, fragile states and countries in crisis.
International Union of Food, hotel, tobacco, restaurant and allied Workers Union (IUF)
The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) is an international federation of trade unions representing workers in:
- agriculture and plantations
- the processing and manufacture of food and beverages
- hotels, restaurants, tourism and catering services
- all stages of tobacco processing.
The IUF is composed of 422 affiliated trade unions in 127 countries representing over 10 million workers. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland.