5+ – No guarantee of rights due to breakdown of the rule of law
The ITUC Global Rights Index

Eritrea

The ITUC affiliate in Eritrea is the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW).

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No freedom of association, no collective bargaining30-11-2010
Government interference31-10-2009

The activities of the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW) are closely monitored by the government. Some of its affiliated unions (such as those representing teachers, women, young people and general workers) come under close scrutiny from the government and the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice Party. Free collective bargaining collective bargaining The process of negotiating mutually acceptable terms and conditions of employment as well as regulating industrial relations between one or more workers’ representatives, trade unions, or trade union centres on the one hand and an employer, a group of employers or one or more employers’ organisations on the other.

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is thus rendered meaningless. In November the NCEW held a conference to mark its 30th Anniversary.

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