Union of Workers' Trade Unions of Niger

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Full name Union of Workers' Trade Unions of Niger
Native name Union des Syndicats des Travailleurs du Niger
Founded 1960
Members 60,000
Affiliation ITUC, OATUU
Key people Abdou Maigandi, secretary general
Office location Niamey, Niger
Country Niger

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.

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  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.