Empowering workers and unions in Africa

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Between 2013 and 2016, Banana Link worked with General Agricultural Workers Union of Ghana (GAWU), the Fako Agricultural Workers Union (FAWU) in Cameroon and the the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) to educate workers about their rights and to empower union representatives to secure decent working conditions on banana and pineapple plantations in Cameroon and Ghana. 

In this video,workers and union officials from both countries talk about how the programme of educational workshops has made a real difference to their confidence and ability to organise and represent workers to achieve real improvements to working conditions and wages on plantations.