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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Repeal of Article 87a of Labour Code, 'Irrevocable Asset,' Says UGTA 2015-01-10 [Algerie Presse Service]
National Union of Journalists Condemned 'Vigorously Vile Attack Against Charlie Hebdo 2015-01-09 [ Algerie Presse Service ]
UGTA 12th Congress Kicks Off in Algiers 2015-01-05 [allAfrica]


Angola

Union Woman Announces Expansion of Committees in Huíla 2015-01-10 [allAfrica]
Trade Union Organisations Pledge to Improve Conditions of Employees 2014-10-28 [allAfrica]
Minister Highlights Labour Law Review 2013-06-14 [Angola Press]


Benin

Vague presidential promise keeps campuses closed 2014-03-29 [University World News]
Trade unions to strike on Tuesday 2014-01-07 [Panapress]
Benin DW learn about roles of leaders, union structure and administration work 2013-08-24 [SYNEHM]


Botswana

Rival trade unions meet 2014-12-11 [Mmegi]
Human resource boss fault union participation in politics 2014-12-05 [Mmegi]
Khama invites unions for talks 2014-12-05 [Mmegi]


Burkina Faso

Strike stops operations at Avocet Mining's Inata mine 2014-12-09 [Mining Weekly]
BWI Statement on Burkina Faso 2014-11-21 [BWI]
Burkinabé workers – between fear and hope 2014-11-12 [Equal Times]


Burundi

Beneath the Surface of Strike Action in Burundi 2013-04-25 [African Labour News]
Empowering Young People: Training of Trainers in Burundi 2013-02-13 [UNESCO]
Unions vow to strike over rising cost of living 2012-03-17 [The East African]


Cameroon

Transport Trade Unions Urged to Be Organised 2014-11-14 [Cameroon Tribune]
Trade union rights being attacked 2014-08-01 [Education International]
Unions call for national strike over fuel subsidies cut 2014-07-17 [Reuters]


Cape Verde

Praia loses 1m euros to strike by Customs officials 2011-12-27 [Afrique en ligne]


Chad

Oil workers end strike after Chinese employers raise pay 2014-03-19 [Reuters]
Oil drilling workers start three-day strike over pay 2014-03-11 [Mining Weekly]
Oil drilling workers start three-day strike over pay 2014-03-10 [Reuters]


Comoros

Government wage bill ballooning 2011-04-11 [UN IRIN]


Congo


Cote Divoire

First HIV and AIDS conference in Côte d'Ivore 2014-12-01 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Trade unionists highlight gender equality 2014-03-24 [Education International]
Death of Ivory Coast union leader Basile Mahan Gahé 2013-09-18 [IUF]


Djibouti

Djibouti workers call for united labour front - 2 big unions should put differences aside 2013-05-23 [Sabahi]
Workers Call for United Labour Front 2013-05-16 [allAfrica]


Egypt

'Old People Are Not Revolutionaries!' Labor Struggles Between Precarity and Istiqrar in a Factory Occupation in Egypt 2015-01-26 [Jadalliya]
Al-Masry Al-Youm reporters referred to criminal court 2015-01-23 [Egypt Independent]
Mahalla textile workers waiting after gov’t promise to pay late bonuses 2015-01-20 [The Post]


Equatorial Guinea


Eritrea

‘After Lampedusa, everybody was talking about protecting refugees; now we’re talking about how to keep them away’ 2015-01-07 [Equal Times]
Mine company from Canada sued for complicity in torture, forced labour, slavery, and crimes against humanity 2014-11-23 [Geeska Afrika]
Ex-Workers Sue Vancouver Mining Company Over Alleged Human Rights Abuses 2014-11-23 [CP]


Ethiopia

Booming business, underpaid workers 2014-12-31 [AlJazeera]
Free jailed journalists,allow the exiled journalists to come back and work 2014-10-18 [IFJ]
Cheap labour attracts foreign firms 2014-10-05 [Equal Times]


Gabon

Strike cuts oil output, shutters refinery, says union 2014-12-04 [Business Day]
Oil workers go on strike 2014-12-03 [IOL]
Oil workers strike, petrol queues appear 2014-12-03 [Reuters]


Gambia

GTAFIWU President Attends ILO-OATUU Workshop in Ghana 2014-11-26 [allAfrica]
EI funding vital in fight against Ebola 2014-11-08 [Education International]
Employee Takes Elton Gambia Ltd to Tribunal for Out of Work 2014-10-17 [allAfrica]


Ghana

Court adjourns Labour Unions case to January 26 2015-01-21 [Ghana Vibe]
GRA Boils Over Promotions 2015-01-20 [allAfrica]
Minister Of Transport & MMT Staff Union Chairmen Are Behind Strike - MMT Board Chairman 2015-01-15 [Peace FM]


Guinea-Bissau

Workers Union Calls to Go on Strike 2012-05-03 [Prensa Latina]
Workers strike paralyses health sector 2010-03-31 [APA]
Gov’t pay civil servants' arrears 2010-01-14 [Africa News]


Kenya

Nurses at Moi Hospital threaten to strike 2015-01-26 [The Star]
Over 800 health workers down tools at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, services slowed 2015-01-26 [The Standard]
Teachers’ strike highlights Kenya’s education challenges 2015-01-24 [Education International]


Lesotho

COSATU condemns coup 2014-09-02 [Cosatu]
SANNAM saddened by killing of two senior Public Health nurses 2014-08-20 [Cosatu]
Lesotho Teachers Trade Union General Secretary’s Address to COSATU Free State International Relations Committee 2014-07-16 [Cosatu]


Liberia

Thousands of Ebola workers paid 2015-01-16 [The News]
Thousands of Ebola Workers in Liberia Paid 2015-01-16 [LNA]
Ebola Contact Tracers Protest for Wages 2014-12-27 [The Inquirer]


Libya

Concerns for kidnapped Tunisian journalists after Daesh claims to have executed them 2015-01-09 [Libya Herald]
ITF applauds peace accolade for Libyan port workers’ leader 2014-11-15 [ITF Global Union]
UNI MENA meets Libyan UGTL in Tunis - strengthening the ties 2014-03-04 [UNI Global Union]


Madagascar

The Fight Against Exploitation Of Underage Domestic Workers 2014-10-21 [Reuters]
IndustriALL supports drive to organize, educate and fight back at Rio Tinto 2014-08-21 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Mass dismissals at Rio Tinto in Madagascar 2013-08-01 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Malawi

More than 100,000 displaced in Malawi floods 2015-01-16 [Equal Times]
Health workers give government ultimatum 2015-01-08 [The Times]
Govt Has No Money for Striking Workers to Get a Pay Rise - Mutharika 2014-12-24 [Malawi24]


Mali

Mine workers postpone strike at AngloGold's mines 2014-03-11 [Mining Weekly]
Mine workers postpone strike at AngloGold's Mali mines 2014-03-10 [Reuters]
2000 miners maintain strike at AngloGold Mali mines 2014-02-13 [Business Report]


Mauritania

Jailed for denouncing slavery in Mauritania 2015-01-19 [Equal Times]
Clashes erupt after Mauritania anti-slavery activists jailed 2015-01-17 [Middle East Eye]
Workers declare strike at gold, copper mine 2014-09-04 [Mining Weekly]


Mauritius

Sugar Industry Employees & MSPA Found An Agreement 2014-11-30 [Island Crisis News]
Sugar industry strike continues 2014-11-29 [Coast News]
Sugar industry workers strike over pay dispute 2014-11-20 [Reuters]


Morocco

Moroccan trade unionist to speak at MENA Solidarity conference in February 2015-01-18 [MENA Solidarity Network]
Journalist union members reject threats of violence and terrorism 2015-01-16 [Magharebia]
Government introduces unemployment benefits 2015-01-08 [Magharebia]


Mozambique

Workers On Strike At Indian-Owned Coal Mine 2015-01-17 [All-Africa]
Police Clamp Down On Majermane Marches 2014-12-26 [AIM]
Union seeks role in mine sale talks 2014-09-29 [Business Report]


Namibia

Husab workers claim unfair practices 2015-01-26 [The Namibian]
Swapo youth criticises job cuts 2015-01-17 [News 24]
NHE bows to pressure 2015-01-13 [The Nambian]


Niger

Oil Refinery Workers Hold Two-Day Strike Over Pay 2015-01-24 [Bloomberg]
Oil refinery workers start 48-hour strike 2015-01-23 [Reuters]
Who profits from gold mining in Niger? 2014-12-22 [Equal Times]


Nigeria

Chief Medical Director Urges Health Workers to End Strike 2015-01-26 [Daily Independent]
Health Workers Ready To Call Off Strike 2015-01-26 [Information Nigeria]
JUSUN Suspends Strike in Federal Courts 2015-01-26 [This Day]


Rwanda

Struggle for Power Threatens to Tear Apart Workers Union 2015-01-16 [allAfrica]
Over 700 Gatsibo Road Workers Demand Payment 2015-01-01 [The New Times]
ILO Urges Africa Governments On Labour Laws 2014-11-20 [allAfrica]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

Unions support kidnapped Nigerian girls 2014-08-08 [Education International]
Civil aviation activists build structure to tackle HIV/AIDS 2014-01-30 [ITF news]
Denel staff taken hostage 2013-05-07 [Business Day]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

Ebola support staff and members of burial team stage strike 2015-01-26 [Concord Times]
Nurse who contracted Ebola released from hospital 2015-01-26 [The Observer]
NUM strike upholds rights at Northam Platinum 2015-01-22 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Somalia

mproving pay and working conditions of informal sector workers in Somalia 2015-01-24 [TUC]
Information Minister condemns brutal killing of freelance journalist in Galkacyo 2014-11-20 [RBC]
Trade union Complains About Federal Government Minister 2014-10-20 [Mareeg]


South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal Passing Away of comrade Mtholephi Mthimkhulu, SATAWU member and a mine Worker 2015-01-26 [Cosatu]
Foreign traders in SA thank networks for their success 2015-01-26 [Business Day]
Minimum wage and the Freedom Charter: No room for debate, no room for delay 2015-01-26 [Daily Maverick]


South Sudan

Health workers threaten strike over allowances 2014-09-02 [The Tribune]
Strike, protests in Sudan's capital 2014-08-13 [Radio Dabanga]
The economics of stability in South Sudan 2014-01-08 [Equal Times]


Swaziland

Govt Misleads On Child Labour 2015-01-21 [Swazi Media Commentary]
CPS condemns Mswati’s degradation of education system, calls on learners and parents to demand decent education for all 2015-01-19 [Cosatu]
Swazi school reports shock Sadtu 2015-01-19 [IOL News]


Sudan

Employees At the UN Accuse Senior Officials of Conspiring Against Them 2015-01-01 [Sudan Tribune]
Teachers Strike in South Darfur, Students Reject Fees 2014-11-19 [Radio Dabanga]
Teachers in South Darfur call open-ended strike over salaries 2014-11-18 [The Tribune]


Tanzania

High Court halts TAZARA workers 3-Day strike 2015-01-26 [Business Week]
Ministry unaware of meeting with TAZARA employees 2015-01-23 [The Daily News]
TAZARA Workers Resume Work With Bleak Chance for Salary Payment 2015-01-21 [Tanzania Daily News]


Togo

ITF women act on HIV 2014-03-14 [ITF news]
Progress and future challenges in Togo’s export processing zone 2014-02-26 [Equal Times]
WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK – 7 October 2013 2013-10-07 [www.ituc-africa.org]


Tunisia

Fresh strikes halt Tunisian phosphate production 2015-01-26 [Indmin]
Phosphate production poisoning Tunisian workers. families. city 2015-01-24 [Al-Monitor]
There are no strains in relationship with Government, says UGTT's Kacem Afia 2015-01-22 [TAP]


Uganda

Teachers call off strike, give ultimatum 2015-01-23 [New Vision]
UJU Condemns Police for Beating up WBS TV Journalist 2015-01-21 [IFJ]
Strike over inadequate Ebola equipment 2014-12-09 [New Vision]


Western Sahara

NEHAWU condemns Morocco’s refusal to implement referendum in Western Sahara 2013-12-11 [Sahara Press Service]
Release political prisoners in Africa’s last colony 2013-10-25 [Kenworthy News Media]
Release Sidahmed Lemjayed and all other political prisoners in Africa's last colony 2013-10-24 [Africa Contact]


Zambia

ZULAWU cries for better pay 2015-01-24 [The Times]
Mine Workers Fear Job Loss As Gov’t Is Pressured To Reverse Tax Hike 2015-01-13 [AFK Insider]
Kasonde tips reappointed nurses 2015-01-11 [UKZambians]


Zimbabwe

Zimra to reinstate 13 workers 2015-01-26 [Zimbabwe Herald]
Furore over teachers’ pay dates 2015-01-26 [Newsday]
Teachers fumne over new pay dates 2015-01-26 [NewsdzeZimbabwe]
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