Abena Afriyie

Abena Afriyie

Graduate Student in Labor and Global Workers' Rights

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Bio

Abena is a trade union Organiser, a member of the International Trade Union Confederation Global (ITUC-Global) Organisers Academy and a Youth Advisor of the Trades Union Congress Ghana. As an active trade union organiser, she aspires to work with an organisation where she can contribute both her expertise and classroom experience to effect the necessary change intended to make the lives of workers better while contributing to society.

She has been actively involved in trade union campaigns in the Export Processing Companies, Oil and Gas Industries and Hospitality Industries for about 10 years. Before becoming an Organiser and Youth Advisor, she interned with the Labour Research and Policy Institute of the Trades Union Congress Ghana for a year.

Abena has organized Trade Union Sensitization workshops for over 1,000 students and National Service Personnel to get them acquainted with trade unions before they graduate into the world of work. She has also organised many trade union capacity-building programs for the youth of her affiliate organizations, to sustain their interest in the movement. This work has included how to incorporate social media into trade union activities, the history of trade unions, productivity and work ethics, and more.

She is currently enrolled in the Master of Professional Studies in Labor and Global Workers Rights. She also has a Master of Arts in Human Resource Development and a Bachelor's in Mathematics.