The Union of Workers' Trade Unions of Niger (USTN) is a national trade union center in Niger. Formed in 1960 as the Union Nationale des Travailleurs du Niger (UNTN), the union was renamed in 1978 as the USTN.
The 1988 establishment of the National Movement of the Development Society (MNSD) in Niger saw close ties between the USTN and the MNSD. However, the USTN's support for the pro-democracy movement lead to tension, including police raids, and the 1990 detention of then secretary general Laouali Moutari.
The USTN is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation, and the Organization of African Trade Union Unity.
Famous quotes containing the words unions, union and/or trade:
“The newly-formed clothing unions are ready to welcome her; but woman shrinks back from organization, Heaven knows why! It is perhaps because in organization one find the truest freedom, and woman has been a slave too long to know what freedom means.”
—Katharine Pearson Woods (18531923)
“Lets have the Union restored as it was, if we can; but if we cant, Im in favor of the Union as it wasnt.”
—Artemus Ward (18341867)
“And trade is art, and arts philosophy,
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning (18061861)