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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Algeria: Municipal workers organize a national strike tomorrow 2016-08-22 [Arab Trade Union Confederation]
Women in Africa Must Continue Struggle Against Hostile Attitudes 2016-08-03 [Algerie Presse Service ]
Ports and transport and oil and gas unions join forces in ITF hubs alliance 2016-08-02 [ITF Global Union]


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

Former BLLAHWU members upset with union 2016-08-22 [Mmegi]
UDC solidarity message with BTU 2016-08-15 [Mmegi On-line]
BNF condemns police police brutality 2016-08-12 [Mmegi On-line]


Burkina Faso

AJB and IFJ ran workshop on media and climate change 2016-08-05 [IFJ]
AJB and IFJ ran workshop on media and climate change 2016-08-03 [IFJ]
SOTRACO management at loggerheads with employees 2016-04-17 [StarAfrica]


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]


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

EI welcomes formerly imprisoned teacher unionist 2016-07-08 [Education International]
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]


Egypt

Solidarity with Alexandria shipyard workers and Egypt's threatened lawyers 2016-08-23 [Egypt Solidarity Initiative]
Egypt: 282 unionists dismissed in less than two months for their union activities 2016-08-16 [Arab Trade Union Confederation]
The future is in our hands: why Egypt needs gender equality 2016-08-09 [DNE]


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

TUC Aid project update: Supporting employment rights of disabled people in Ethiopia 2016-06-24 [TUC]
Defying censorship, hunger stories emerge from Ethiopia 2016-04-29 [Equal Times]
Facing the living wage challenge in Ethiopia 2016-04-14 [IndustriALL]


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

PFC staff demonstrate against salary structure 2016-08-24 [Business]
President assures ECG employees 2016-08-20 [ESI]
ClogSAG Still On Strike, Talks With Government Inconclusive 2016-08-17 [The Star]


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

Relief as striking Machakos doctors reach deal with county 2016-08-20 [The Daily Nation]
Bungoma health workers issue 14-day strike notice 2016-08-16 [The Star]
Ragwa Threatens to Sack Striking Tharaka-Nithi Nurses 2016-08-16 [The Daily Nation]


Lesotho

Fired PS's still await dues 2016-08-23 [Lesotho Times]
Police impound unregistered taxis 2016-07-28 [Lesotho Times]
Teachers threaten strike 2016-07-18 [Lesotho Times]


Liberia

SAWU President wants PMCs in districts 2016-08-15 [The New Dawn]
Workers’ Union and Management at Nimba Rubber Agree to Resume Work 2016-06-14 [The Bush Chicken]
Trade Unions Storm Ministry of Labor Demanding Workers Rights 2016-06-13 [FPA]


Libya

Photojournalist shot dead by Islamic State while documenting on the front lines 2016-07-30 [IFJ]
Protesters shut down Al-Hariga oil port in eastern Libya over pay delays 2016-07-23 [Libya Observer]
Tripoli again suffering from power cuts; activists want general strike 2016-05-29 [The Herald]


Madagascar

Malgasy press mobilise against “liberticidal” communications law 2016-07-28 [Equal Times]
End scandalous Code of communication 2016-07-13 [IFJ]
Unions in Madagascar ready to confront multinational companies 2016-05-04 [IndustriALL]


Malawi

Sana shops shut down, employees lock management to demand gratuity 2016-08-03 [Nyasa Times]
Ex-miners plan to occupy South African embassy in Liongwe over benefits 2016-06-24 [Nyasa Times]
Govt says it will now help 20 Malawian girls stranded in Kuwait 2016-06-09 [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 gold mining firm embroiled in labour dispute and corruption allegations 2016-07-13 [rabble]
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]


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

New Law Advances Domestic Workers' Rights 2016-08-03 [Human Rights Watch]
New law advances domestic workers’ rights 2016-08-02 [HRW]
Video: Moroccan Workers in Saudi Arabia Ask King Mohammed VI to Resolve Salary Issue 2016-07-30 [Morocco World News]


Mozambique

Four decades on, Germany’s Mozambican youth labourers are still waiting to be paid 2016-08-23 [Equal Times]
Mediation Ends Sugar Workers' Strike 2016-08-23 [allAfrica]
Mozambique: Negotiations Over Minimum Wages Begin 2016-02-24 [AIM]


Namibia

To strike or not: teachers to vote next week 2016-08-23 [The New Era]
Govt Sticks to 5 Percent Offer to Nantu 2016-08-22 [The Namibian]
Teachers threaten to strike 2016-08-19 [The New Era]


Niger

NLC, TUC begin indefinite strike over salary cut 2016-07-12 [The Daily Trust]
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]


Nigeria

NLC holds nationwide protest over killings in Nasarawa, workers’ plight in Imo 2016-08-24 [Vanguard]
Unpaid Wages: Workers, Labour Unions Turn Out For National Protest 2016-08-23 [Channels]
TUC rejects proposed tax to hike calls, SMS, data by 9 per cent 2016-08-22 [The Daily Post]


Rwanda

Workers Union Call for Minimum Wage 2016-08-19 [Focus]
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]


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

NUSOJ delegates thank IFJ sister unions, ITUC-Africa for their solidarity 2016-07-13 [Somali Current]
Journalists arrested, radio station closed in crackdown on media freedom 2016-07-12 [IFJ]
Festu says 'SAD-Businesses in Somalia willfully evade tax with overt and covert support from public officials and offices' 2016-06-25 [The Suna Times]


South Africa

Limpopo NEHAWU Limpopo statement on the imminent public service shutdown 2016-08-24 [COSATU]
Free State Cosatu Free State abhors the racist attack the University of Free State Blomfontein 2016-08-24 [COSATU]
North West Cosatu North West supports NUM wage strike at Mmabatho Crushers 2016-08-23 [COSATU]


South Sudan

UNAMID local staff goes on strike over unpaid benefits 2016-07-29 [The Tribune]
Juba Monitor Editor-in-Chief Arrested 2016-07-20 [IFJ]
Civil servants threaten to strike in Yei over unpaid salaries 2016-06-04 [Radio Tamazuj]


Swaziland

Media workers protest conditions at king’s newspaper 2016-08-22 [NI]
TUCOSWA to hold mass protest during SADC summit 2016-07-28 [Times of Swaziland]
Hotel construction stopped, workers demand 17% pay hike 2016-07-10 [Times of Swaziland]


Sudan

UNAMID national staff to continue strike while awaiting decision from New York 2016-08-05 [The Tribune]
Doctors Strike in North Darfur Capital 2016-08-03 [Radio Dabanga]
SWETU Chairman - 40 African and Arab Delegations Participate in National Union Conference 2016-05-11 [Sudan News Agency]


Tanzania

75 Per Cent of Civil Servants Can Now Move to Dodoma, Says Mhagama 2016-08-20 [The Daily News]
How to Retaliate Against Sexual Harassment At Workplace 2016-08-06 [Tanzania Daily News]
Million reasons to treat your house girl humanely 2016-06-12 [The Daily Times]


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

UGTT Secretary General Cautions PM-Designate over Cabinet Composition 2016-08-24 [Middle East Confidential]
Unions pledge to build stronger unions 2016-08-06 [ITF Global Union]
In a Mining Region, Lingering Echoes of Tunisia’s Uprising 2016-07-30 [NY Times]


Uganda

Museveni Rejects Doctors Pay Plea 2016-08-15 [The Daily Monitor]
Parliament orders Bridge Academy schools closed 2016-08-12 [Education International]
Police bust Lango school strikes racket 2016-06-23 [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

NUMSA statement on the 11 August 2016 Zambia National Elections 2016-08-11 [NUMSA]
Your jobs are safe-MUZ 2016-08-07 [ZNBC]
Govt union praises PF govt. 2016-08-06 [ZNBC]


Zimbabwe

Hospital workers strike 2016-08-21 [newsdze]
Civil servants mull another strike 2016-08-15 [24 News]
Good news for Zimbabwe workers 2016-08-15 [24 News]
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