In This Review

The Trade Union Movement in Africa: Promise and Performance
The Trade Union Movement in Africa: Promise and Performance
By Wogu Ananaba
St. Martin's, 1979, 248 pp.

A former Nigerian trade union official now affiliated with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) describes the political restrictions on labor union operation in Africa which have made these unions for the most part powerless to better the welfare of their members and indeed largely irrelevant; not surprisingly, he advocates rethinking of OAU measures which condemn international affiliation.