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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

IUF, international support for independent unions in Algeria fighting for rights and challenging repression 2017-06-21 [IUF]
Why Austerity in Algeria Steers Clear of Cuts to Public Sector Compensation 2017-06-19 [WPR]
Algeria: Crackdown on free unions taken to the ILO 2017-06-15 [IndustriALL]


Angola

Child Labour Compromises Children's Future - Jurist 2017-06-15 [Angola Press]
2 000 Angolan port workers strike over pay 2016-08-26 [News24Wire]
Employers Should Ensure Medical Tests for Workers 2016-03-24 [ANGOP]


Benin

The Illegal trade supplying Benin’s fuel needs 2017-05-08 [Equal Times]
Vague presidential promise keeps campuses closed 2014-03-29 [University World News]
Trade unions to strike on Tuesday 2014-01-07 [Panapress]


Botswana

The Letter That Reported Botswana To ILO 2017-06-21 [Mmegi]
BOFEPUSU’s endorsement of the UDC: The risks & benefits 2017-06-06 [The Post]
Soldiers need salary increase 2017-04-08 [mmegi]


Burkina Faso

Burkina road strike wins action on worker concerns 2017-02-14 [iTF]
Unions in Burkina Faso and Senegal fight back against precarious work 2016-12-01 [IndustriALL]
Patients languish in Burkina Faso amid doctors strike 2016-11-25 [Metro]


Burundi

Female Police Officers Demand Appropriate Working Conditions 2017-03-13 [lwacu]
UN Says Delayed Peacekeeper Salaries Soon to Be Paid 2017-01-24 [Iwacu]
Trade union confederation leader arrested 2016-12-30 [Iwacu]


Cameroon

Shabby treatment of Dockers triggers mass demonstration at Douala Port 2017-05-19 [Concord]
Anglophone Church Leaders risk imprisonment over unpaid salaries 2017-05-15 [Concord]
School Strike Looks Set to Carry On 2017-04-13 [Newsweek]


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

Chad: tentative progress on trade union rights 2017-04-11 [PSI]
Government wont pay striking workers 2016-12-26 [Africa News]
Oil workers end strike after Chinese employers raise pay 2014-03-19 [Reuters]


Comoros


Congo


Cote Divoire

Ivory Coast: union condemns lay-offs at Libya Oil 2017-04-27 [IndustriALL]
State oil workers strike in Ivory Coast 2017-02-16 [IndustriALL]
Workers extend strike at CNR's Ivory Coast oil and gas fields 2017-02-11 [Reuters]


Djibouti

EI outraged at the arrests of teacher union leaders ActNOW! 2017-03-28 [Education International]
Free Ahmed-Kadar Nour and Omar Ali Ewado ActNOW! 2017-03-24 [Education International]
EI welcomes formerly imprisoned teacher unionist 2016-07-08 [Education International]


Egypt

ILO blacklists Egypt ...... AGAIN 2017-06-10 [Egyptian Streets]
HRW: New law will crush civil society 2017-06-08 [Human Rights Watch]
Report on the Violations of Trade Unions’ Freedoms:In the Darkness of the Tunnel , January to June 2017 2017-06-08 [CTUWS]


Equatorial Guinea

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


Eritrea

President Held Discussions With Workers' Organizations 2017-04-08 [Shabait]
Africans to sue Canadian mining firm for alleged abuses 2016-10-08 [The Times-Union]
FROM ERITREA TO DENMARK: A PERILOUS JOURNEY CAPTURED ON A CELL PHONE 2016-03-21 [Equal Times]


Ethiopia

This Horrific Video of an Ethiopian Domestic Worker Falling in Kuwait Must Prompt Change 2017-04-04 [OkayAfrica]
CETU unio in campaign for decent work conditions for women 2017-01-26 [Ethiopian Herald]
Two Radio Bilal Journalists Sentenced in Ethiopia On Terror Charges 2017-01-09 [CPJ]


Gabon

Remy Ebanega and the ANFPG: Breaking through for footballers in Gabon 2017-03-29 [UNI Global Union]
Striking teachers call for social dialogue to improve the education system 2017-02-28 [Education International]
Maurel & Prom Gabon strike may spread: Update 2017-02-27 [Argus]


Gambia

The tyrant has fallen – so what now for the Gambia? 2017-01-31 [Equal Times]
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]


Ghana

No Illegal Strike at Tema Port Expansion Project - NLC 2017-06-25 [Peace FM]
Guarantee our safety before we'll resume work – ECG workers to Somanya residents 2017-06-14 [Joy]
ECG must withdraw service to Krobo Area – PUWU 2017-06-08 [Ghanaweb]


Guinea-Bissau

Health workers join teachers in nationwide strike over wages 2016-04-07 [Africa News]


Kenya

Varsity staff now threaten another strike if Sh10b pay deal is phased 2017-06-24 [The Standard]
Crisis at church-run hospitals as nurses strike continues Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001244313/crisis-at-church-run-hospitals-as-nurses-strike-continues 2017-06-21 [Standard Digital]
Clerics, state to hold strike talks as nurses insist CBA be signed 2017-06-21 [The Star]


Lesotho

20,000 workers protest in Lesotho to save AGOA 2016-12-18 [Just style]
Unions demonstrate to save AGOA 2016-12-01 [IndustriAll]
LCS fires staff union boss 2016-11-02 [Lesotho Tiomes]


Liberia

Resilience of Liberia trade unions: Attacks on workers, right to organise 2017-04-08 [The News]
Political activity by workers on rubber plantations banned 2017-03-28 [New Dawn ]
Reinstatement of Public Service Workers Unions Leaders Fall on Deaf Ears 2017-03-28 [Front Page Africa]


Libya

Oil workers return after protest over death - production resumes 2017-06-13 [Libyan Express]
Largest oil field Sharara reopens after workers end strike 2017-06-10 [Libyan Herald]
Largest Oil Field Resumes Production 2017-06-10 [Oil Price]


Madagascar

Dockworkers protest at Parliament as global union warns Africa against partnering with ICTS ActNOW! 2017-06-13 [Hellenic Shipping News]
Dockworkers protest at Madagascan Parliament ActNOW! 2017-06-13 [ITF Global Union]
Dock worker talks aim for resolution ActNOW! 2017-06-13 [Just-style]


Malawi

Civil servants demand circular confirming 20% pay rise 2017-06-22 [The Times]
Civil servant strike still set, deadlock with govt on 45 % salary hike 2017-06-21 [Nyasa Times]
civil servants demand 45% pay hike, or strike Monday: CSTU threaten ‘biggest action’ 2017-06-15 [Nyasa Times]


Mali

Health workers end month-long strike in Mali 2017-04-17 [news24]
Mali doctors strike paralyses hospitals 2017-03-17 [malaysiasun]
Mali health workers strike over pay 2017-03-16 [AfricaNews]


Mauritania

10 Mauritanian anti-slavery activists win freedom 2016-11-20 [Middle East Eye]
Canadian firm agrees deal in Mauritania mine dispute 2016-10-04 [World Bulletin]
Canadian gold mining firm embroiled in labour dispute and corruption allegations 2016-07-13 [rabble]


Mauritius

Workers on the streets for their rights 2017-02-10 [BWI Global Union]
Magnetic Card vs Bus Ticket: Union Workers Mention Potential Problems 2016-03-13 [Island Crisis]
Plight of garment workers highlighted 2015-06-06 [Fibre2Fashion]


Morocco

Sign here! Fish canner DOHA drops charges against union leader - now the company must reinstate 540 dismissed workers! 2017-06-23 [IUF]
Nation elected deputy board member of ILO 2017-06-19 [Morocco World News]
Ric worker death protests. Police Arrest Two More People in Al Hoceima 2017-06-19 [Morocco World News]


Mozambique

Mozambique Increases Minimum Wages in Spite of IMF Warning 2017-04-20 [bloomberg]
Bus Workers Threaten Strike Action 2017-03-17 [AIM]
Bus Workers' Strike Called Off 2017-02-07 [allAfrica]


Namibia

Nafau wants Shoprite recognition again 2017-06-05 [The Namibian]
Unions join fight against GBV 2017-05-23 [The Namibian]
Nafau wants all Shoprite workers to join one union 2017-05-18 [The Namibian]


Niger

United teachers demand that government fulfill its promises 2016-12-10 [Education International]
Workers shut down Federal Medical Centre, demand removal of CMD 2016-10-20 [Pulse]
NLC, TUC begin indefinite strike over salary cut 2016-07-12 [The Daily Trust]


Nigeria

‘I act like a General’ 2017-06-25 [The Nation]
Minimum Wage Will Determine 2019 Polls – NLC 2017-06-25 [Leadership]
Cross River Government Urges Workers End Strike 2017-06-24 [allAfrica]


Rwanda

Decent Work for the Rwandan Worker - a Labour Day Reflection 2017-05-01 [allafrica.com]
Trade unions petition courts over dismissal of former EWSA employees 2017-04-30 [The New Times]
Spotlight Shone on Managers Over Breach of Labour Laws 2017-01-24 [New Times ]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

The Senegalese fishermen trapped between hunger and exile 2017-04-04 [Equal Times ]
The Senegalese fishermen trapped between hunger and exile 2017-04-03 [Equal Times]
WATER FIGHT WITH CEMENT FACTORY LEAVES SENEGALESE HIGH AND DRY 2016-10-07 [Equal Times]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

Salpost workers strike 2017-05-19 [Awoko]
Sierra Leone’s farmers continue to fight multinational land grabs 2016-09-28 [Equal Times]
Workers strike at Shandong’s iron ore mine 2015-09-23 [The Nation]


Somalia

IFJ condemns 'farcical' threatened prosecution of journalists’ leader ActNOW! 2017-06-05 [IFJ]
Trade unions call for an end to intimidation and impunity ActNOW! 2017-04-21 [Equal Times]
Trade unions call for an end to intimidation and impunity 2017-03-18 [Equal Times]


South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal Sugar workers prepare to strike this week 2017-06-25 [SABC]
KwaZulu-Natal Illovo workers affiliated to fawu threaten to strike as wage talks stall 2017-06-25 [Eyewitness News]
Poultry sector still bleeding jobs 2017-06-25 [City Press]


South Sudan

Relief agencies in South Sudan pull workers out of Upper Nile 2017-04-19 [AFP]
University Of Bahr el Ghazal Trade Union Calls For Removal Of Vice Chancellor 2017-04-07 [Gurtong]
UNAMID local staff goes on strike over unpaid benefits 2016-07-29 [The Tribune]


Swaziland

Help police form union - SNAT 2017-05-13 [The Observer]
FESWATU to get rough this year 2017-05-02 [The Observer]
SUFIAW strike interdicted 2017-04-13 [The Observer]


Sudan

University of Bahr el Ghazal’s VC distances self from workers strike 2017-03-31 [The Tribune]
Kordofan Teachers Boycot Examinations 2017-03-15 [Radio Dabanga]
Khartoum signs Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World 2017-01-15 [IFJ]


Tanzania

Tanzania Struggles to End Child Labor 2017-04-05 [VOA]
Tanzania to send 500 doctors to Kenya following end to strike 2017-03-20 [DW]
75 Per Cent of Civil Servants Can Now Move to Dodoma, Says Mhagama 2016-08-20 [The Daily News]


Togo

PPPs and the Right to Health: PSI French-speaking Africa Affiliates Call for People over Profit 2017-02-20 [PSI]
Phosphate miners launch new strike 2016-08-26 [eNCA]
Togo: IUF evaluation and planning workshop for domestic workers 2015-12-01 [Vicky Kanyoka]


Tunisia

Sick Tunisia: Austerity and vested interests destroying health services 2017-04-13 [Middle East Eye]
Nobel peace prize winner Abassi endorses UNI Declaration against Slavery 2017-03-29 [UNI Global Union ]
Comparative study on criteria for union representation 2017-03-25 [TAP]


Uganda

Delegation meets ILO head 2017-06-10 [New Vision]
Uganda: Trade Unions Change Constitution Amid Protest 2017-04-17 [Allafrica]
Uganda: Export of Domestic Workers Is Slavery Dressed Up As Greener Pastures 2017-04-10 [Allafrica]


Western Sahara

International Conference of Solidarity With Sahrawi Workers - UN Urged to End Moroccan Occupation 2016-12-07 [Algeria Press ]
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]


Zambia

Mines union hail Govt 2017-06-18 [ZNBC]
Surge in Child Labour Cases Worries Govt 2017-06-15 [Times of Zambia]
Mine union welcomes World Bank dollars to fight TB among members 2017-04-03 [ZNBC]


Zimbabwe

Hwange Colliery Pays Outstanding Salaries 2017-06-15 [The Herald]
ITUC writes to Mugabe over dismissal of ZCTU President 2017-06-13 [New Zimbabwe]
Chibebe nominated for workers’ rights top accolade 2017-06-13 [News Day]
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