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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Government Blocks Trade Union Mission to Western Sahara 2016-05-28 [ITUC]
UGTA's solidarity with Saharawis confirms Algeria's historical, constant support to fair cause, says Bachir Mustapha Sayed 2016-05-03 [Sahara Press Service]
General Union of Algerian Workers joins condemnation of French media campaign against Algeria's President 2016-04-17 [Ennahar Online ]


Angola

Employers Should Ensure Medical Tests for Workers 2016-03-24 [ANGOP]
Trade Unions Urge Salary Adjustment for Better Living 2016-02-20 [Angola Press]
Totalitarian gvt's saga of repression 2015-07-30 [Equal Times]


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

Country’s writers need a union 2016-05-14 [Mmegi]
Warring trade unions urged to unite 2016-05-09 [Mmegi on-line]
Trade unions must find resolve to PSBC 2016-05-05 [The Monitor]


Burkina Faso

SOTRACO management at loggerheads with employees 2016-04-17 [StarAfrica]
Unions suspend indefinite strike against military coup 2015-12-16 [StarAfrica]
Longstanding conflict in Burkina Faso far from over 2015-11-26 [IndustriaLL Global Union]


Burundi

Burundi: Oppression of Unions and Civil Society Intensifies 2016-02-23 [Solidarity Center]
Burundi Crackdown on Journalists Forces Many into Exile 2016-02-01 [Solidarity Center]
Union Members Exiled, Jailed as Burundi Violence Rises 2015-12-18 [Solidarity Center]


Cameroon

CAMEROONIAN WORKERS SUE SWEDISH EMPLOYER FOR FRAUD IN HISTORIC CASE 2015-10-30 [Equal Times]
Trade union workshop addresses women’s rights 2015-08-25 [Education International]
Health workers strike over dilapidated hospitals 2015-06-19 [Deutsche Welle]


Cape Verde

Gov't approves creation of unemployment benefits, reviews labour code 2016-01-06 [macauhub]
SOCIAL PROTECTION IN CABO VERDE: THE LITTLE ARCHIPELAGO THAT COULD 2015-06-08 [Equal Times]
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


Congo


Cote Divoire

Settlement reached for state oil workers in Ivory Coast 2016-05-17 [IndustriALL]
Boost education to cut child labour on Ivory Coast cocoa farms - charity 2016-04-30 [Thomson Reuters]
Women cocoa farmers struggle with less pay, land and training compared with men 2016-03-08 [Fairfax Media]


Djibouti

Teacher unionist released from prison after global support 2016-02-20 [Education International]
Education International calls for release of teacher unionist and human rights defender ActNOW! 2016-01-28 [Education International]
Djibouti workers call for united labour front - 2 big unions should put differences aside 2013-05-23 [Sabahi]


Egypt

Transferred teachers protest outside cabinet 2016-05-24 [Daily News]
Trade unionists launch international campaign in solidarity with Haitham Mohamedain 2016-05-18 [Egypt Solidarity]
Press Syndicate drafts memo amid 'Correcting the Path' opposition 2016-05-11 [Egypt Independent]


Equatorial Guinea

INVESTMENT IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA WILL NOT END HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES 2015-06-24 [Equal Times]


Eritrea

FROM ERITREA TO DENMARK: A PERILOUS JOURNEY CAPTURED ON A CELL PHONE 2016-03-21 [Equal Times]
Eritrean refugees are caught between a rock and a hard place 2015-12-10 [Equal Times]
ERITREAN REFUGEES ARE CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE 2015-12-10 [Equal Times]


Ethiopia

Defying censorship, hunger stories emerge from Ethiopia 2016-04-29 [Equal Times]
Facing the living wage challenge in Ethiopia 2016-04-14 [IndustriALL]
War on Ethiopian Taxi Drivers Provokes Strike 2016-03-07 [Geeksa]


Gabon

Health workers strike over unpaid salaries 2016-01-29 [Africa News]
Telecom workers threaten strike over pay adjustment 2015-09-08 [Telecompaper]
Strike halts oil output at Addax's fields: union 2015-04-17 [Reuters]


Gambia

Union leader's death in prison triggers int'l outcry 2016-03-20 [Equal Times]
Gambia: union leader’s death in prison triggers international outcry 2016-03-14 [Equal Times]
ITF To Sue Gov’t At The International Labor Court For The Death Of GNTCA’S Sheriff Dibba! 2016-02-28 [Freedom]


Ghana

JUSAG 'using election year to hold gov’t to ransom' 2016-05-21 [Joy]
KATH workers want probe into alleged misuse of GHC92,000 union dues 2016-05-20 [Ghanaweb]
Tema Shipyard Workers Call for Gpha Take Over 2016-05-20 [The Chronicle]


Guinea-Bissau

Health workers join teachers in nationwide strike over wages 2016-04-07 [Africa News]
Workers Union Calls to Go on Strike 2012-05-03 [Prensa Latina]


Kenya

Atwoli Re-Elected Cotu Secretary General for Fourth Term 2016-05-22 [Capital FM]
Matiangi's directive continue to elicit reactions 2016-05-22 [Hivisasa]
200 Nurses in Nandi sacked for striking 2016-05-17 [Zipo]


Lesotho

Alliance scoffs at police warnings 2016-05-21 [Lesotho Times]
Protest march to proceed 2016-05-16 [Lesotho Times]
Food prices hike needs income increase 2016-05-16 [Lesotho Times]


Liberia

Teachers stay strong in anti-privatization struggle 2016-04-29 [Education International]
Action: call for the reinstatement of Liberian union leaders 2016-04-08 [PSI Global Union]
Unions raise their voices againstfor-profit wave about to hit public education 2016-03-01 [Education International]


Libya

Benghazi nurses executed says IS 2016-05-11 [Libya Herald]
National Union of Libyan Workers prepares to throw a Labor Day ceremony 2016-05-03 [Libya Observer]
ISIS Tries To Sow Chaos In Libya To Scare Oil Workers Away 2016-04-25 [Oil Price]


Madagascar

Unions in Madagascar ready to confront multinational companies 2016-05-04 [IndustriALL]
Court decision shows Sherritt is not above the law 2016-02-02 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Strike win just first step for Rio Tinto contract workers 2015-11-17 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Malawi

Malawi govt asks relatives to pay for air tickets of 12 girls stranded in Kuwait 2016-05-20 [Nyasa Times]
Malawi government fails to pay allowance to teacher students 2016-05-19 [Nyasa Times]
Malawi to ban tobacco labour tenancy system-Minister 2016-05-11 [Nyasa Times]


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

Canadian firm says strike-hit gold mine threatened by costs 2016-05-27 [AFP]
Government Frees Anti-Slavery Activists and Convicts Slave Owners 2016-05-20 [ITUC]
Mauritania becomes the second African country to commit to ending modern slavery 2016-03-29 [Equal Times]


Mauritius

Magnetic Card vs Bus Ticket: Union Workers Mention Potential Problems 2016-03-13 [Island Crisis]
Plight of garment workers highlighted 2015-06-06 [Fibre2Fashion]
Sugar Industry Employees & MSPA Found An Agreement 2014-11-30 [Island Crisis News]


Morocco

Repression and violence at Maghreb Steel in Morocco 2016-05-20 [IndustriALL]
Farm sector sheds 28,000 jobs due to drought 2016-05-11 [The Africa Report]
Parliament to Authorize Working Age of Maids at 16 Years 2016-05-11 [Morocco World News]


Mozambique

Mozambique: Negotiations Over Minimum Wages Begin 2016-02-24 [AIM]
IFJ condemns killing of journalist in Mozambique 2015-08-29 [IFJ]
Chinese recyclers booted from Mozambique for worker abuse 2015-06-08 [Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique]


Namibia

Kayec staff threatens to strike over pay 2016-05-17 [The New Era]
Do not tamper with media freedom 2016-05-04 [The Namibian]
Namibia: Workers Celebrate May Day in Oshakati 2016-05-04 [The New Era]


Niger

Management at Areva mine say strike violates bonus deal 2016-05-04 [Mining Weekly]
Refinery operations back to normal after strike -union 2016-04-18 [Reuters]
Strike hits deliveries from Soraz oil refinery 2016-04-14 [Reuters]


Nigeria

Ekiti workers’ strike suffers setback as health workers withdraw 2016-05-28 [The Times]
Workers’ strike paralyses governance in Ekiti 2016-05-27 [The Daily Post]
We will resume work immediately if we are paid – Nasarawa Varsity ASUU 2016-05-27 [The Post]


Rwanda

Occupational risks: Drawing attention to the plight of casual labourers 2016-05-05 [The New Times]
6.5 Percent of Domestic Workers Under 16 - Study 2015-12-24 [New Times]
Gender equality is now better in Rwanda than in the US 2015-11-24 [Quartz]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

Calls to give domestic workers legal protection 2016-04-05 [BBC]
Disciplinary sanctions against Senegal aviation workers dropped 2016-01-26 [ITF]
Road workers demand further fuel price reduction 2016-01-18 [The Point]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

Workers strike at Shandong’s iron ore mine 2015-09-23 [The Nation]
Workers strike at Shandong's iron ore mine 2015-09-20 [Reuters]
Maternal deaths to rise sharply as number of health workers who lost their lives in Ebola outbreak reaches 12% 2015-07-21 [Concord Times]


Somalia

ITUC Calls for Government Interference in Unions to End 2016-04-16 [ITUC]
IndustriALL solidarity for Somali union leader after assassination attempt 2016-01-07 [IndustriALL]
Concern Raised Over Detained Somali Journalists 2016-01-07 [CAJnews]


South Africa

North West Sibanye Gold gets court order to stop strike 2016-05-28 [Reuters]
Cosatu NOB's visits families of Lily mine workers 2016-05-27 [COSATU]
Free State Cosatu Free State supports DENOSA-led campaign for unemployed nurses displaying their plight on the streets of Bloemfontein 2016-05-27 [COSATU]


South Sudan

Workers Trade Union Advises Employees To Report Unjust Treatment 2016-03-23 [Gurtong]
Journalist tortured and abandoned to die in South Sudan 2016-03-11 [IFJ]
Child slaves, gang rapes, forced cannibalism: the shocking truths of South Sudan 2015-10-29 [Fairfax Media]


Swaziland

Jabulani Nxumalo defends Public Order Bill, 2016 2016-05-22 [The Observer]
Negotiaitions abandoned 2016-05-19 [Times of Swaziland]
Unionists say Justice Minister lied at UN meeting in Geneva 2016-05-13 [Star Africa]


Sudan

SWETU Chairman - 40 African and Arab Delegations Participate in National Union Conference 2016-05-11 [Sudan News Agency]
Abyei public transportation workers strike over new tax 2016-01-21 [Radio Tamazuj]
Warrap Workers Union slams governor for cutting off support 2015-07-18 [Radio Tamazuj]


Tanzania

Tanzania says purging over 10,000 'ghost workers' from govt payroll to save more than $2.8 million 2016-05-17 [ST]
Better workers terms coming 2016-05-03 [Daily News]
PAYE hailed as a good start 2016-05-03 [Daily News]


Togo

Togo: IUF evaluation and planning workshop for domestic workers 2015-12-01 [Vicky Kanyoka]
Govt workers strike one month ahead of election 2015-03-25 [Reuters]
Govt locks up all schools after students protest to support striking teachers 2015-02-19 [Pulse]


Tunisia

Journalists’ union warns of growing violations against press freedom 2016-05-06 [Middle East Monitor]
Police clash with protestors organised by unemployed workers union 2016-04-16 [All Africa]
Ceremony to Pay Tribute to HPR Employees Who Saved Tourists in Bardo Museum Attack One Year Ago 2016-03-24 [TAP]


Uganda

Non-teaching staff in public universities strike over pay 2016-05-05 [Daily Monitor]
Mothers and newborns: the heart of midwifery 2016-05-05 [Daily Monitor]
Masindi primary teachers snub strike over pay arrears 2016-05-04 [Daily Monitor]


Western Sahara

Polisario Front takes part in congress of General Union workers in Murcia province 2016-05-15 [SPS]
Authorities Prevent a Press Conference of Unemployed Gradual Saharawis 2015-12-31 [Sahara Press Service]
Occupation Authorities Violently Disperse Saharawi Unemployed Demonstration 2015-12-10 [Sahara Press Service]


Zambia

Kansanshi Mine union raises salaries of employees 2016-05-19 [The Post]
Civil servants conditions worry ILO 2016-05-03 [The Post]
Thinking out loud: Labour Day-politically niosy 2016-05-02 [Zambian Eye]


Zimbabwe

Railways Board Begs Striking Workers to Go Back to Work 2016-05-28 [VoA]
Striking NRZ Workers Divided as Some Return to Work 2016-05-25 [VoA]
Government accused of interfering in union activities 2016-05-25 [New Zimbabwe]
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