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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Council of Ministers Adopts Series of Measures in Favour of Workers, Students 2015-07-28 [ Algerie Presse Service ]
Tramway strike over union rights enters day six 2015-07-11 [ITF Global Union]
Labor Minister denies additional conditions for Egyptian workers 2015-07-06 [Egypt Independent]


Angola

Totalitarian gvt's saga of repression 2015-07-30 [Equal Times]
Angola’s saga of repression 2015-07-09 [Equal Times]
Unions call for transparency use of public resources 2015-05-02 [Spy Ghana]


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

BURS wins, for now 2015-08-27 [Mmegi]
Molale can still repent – Motshwarakgole 2015-08-26 [Mmegi]
BOPEU sues BURS over intimidation 2015-08-20 [Mmegi]


Burkina Faso

Road unions win more government support after two-day strike 2015-04-23 [ITF Global Union]
PM accuses strikers of causing 'anarchy' 2015-04-03 [The Mail]
IWD Interview with Pafadnam Fatou from SNTBB Burkina Faso 2015-03-09 [BWI]


Burundi

Journalists union members, civil society activists seek refuge in Rwanda 2015-06-28 [AFP]
POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT FUEL BURUNDI’S UNREST 2015-05-07 [Equal Times]
Protests overshadow May Day celebrations 2015-05-02 [The Weekly]


Cameroon

Trade union workshop addresses women’s rights 2015-08-25 [Education International]
Health workers strike over dilapidated hospitals 2015-06-19 [Deutsche Welle]
Country celebrates International Labour Day 2015-05-02 [Concord]


Cape Verde

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

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


Congo


Cote Divoire

Trade Ministry workers issue strike notice 2015-07-24 [The Daily]
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]


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

A look at the protest campaign by low-ranked police officers 2015-08-28 [Ahram Online]
Govt workers in fresh protests over civil service law 2015-08-28 [Egypt Independent]
Coalition of 30 independent trade unions outline problems with new Civil Service law 2015-08-27 [Egypt Independent]


Equatorial Guinea

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


Eritrea

A Canadian mining corporation is profiting from slave labor in Eritrea, according to a new UN report. 2015-08-02 [SumOf Us]
The EU wants to pay off a brutal dictatorship to help it solve its African refugee problem 2015-08-02 [Quartz]
UN reports says Eritrea May Have Committed Crimes Against Humanity 2015-08-02 [Huffington Post]


Ethiopia

Protecting Labour Migrants Through Legal Means 2015-08-29 [Ethiopian Herald]
IFJ asks US President to demand release of imprisoned journalists in Ethiopia 2015-07-25 [IFJ]
CETU Accuses Employing Agencies for Compromising Workers' Benefits 2015-05-05 [Ethiopian Herald]


Gabon

Strike halts oil output at Addax's fields: union 2015-04-17 [Reuters]
Telecom, union showdown far from over 2015-03-31 [Biztech Africa]
Striking public workers reject pay offer 2015-03-19 [Yahoo]


Gambia

Agricultural workers union savings increased by 100 per cent 2015-05-26 [The Point]
Workers Union Calls for Introduction of 'Driver Employment Card' 2015-05-10 [The Point]
Transport Union President Indicted for False Information 2015-02-07 [allAfrica]


Ghana

Ferro Fabric workers strike over poor working conditions 2015-08-27 [GBC]
Labour Commission gags government, GMA 2015-08-21 [GBN]
ICU members donate blood to Korle Bu 2015-08-21 [The Graphic]


Guinea-Bissau

Workers Union Calls to Go on Strike 2012-05-03 [Prensa Latina]


Kenya

Blame game as health crisis hurts 2015-08-30 [The Standard]
Talks to End Nyeri Nurses' Strike Collapse 2015-08-28 [The Star]
Patients Suffer As Doctors, County Bosses Engage in Blame Game Over Strike 2015-08-27 [allAfrica]


Lesotho

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates organising predominantly in Lesotho’s textile and garment sector have merged 2015-06-06 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Is the garment industry an ‘ethical alternative’? 2015-02-26 [Equal Times]
¿Es la industria textil de Lesotho una ‘alternativa ética’? 2015-02-25 [Equal Times]


Liberia

Two Journalists Brutalized By President's Security 2015-08-20 [The New Republic]
China Union Investment Concedes - Pays Workers Dependent Education Benefit 2015-08-19 [FrontPageAfrica]
Employees Demand Legal Status At Chinese Hotel 2015-08-16 [The New Dawn]


Libya

Four Italian construction workers kidnapped in Libya 2015-07-21 [Middle East Online]
Cheated Benghazi nurses get their money back 2015-06-28 [Libyan Herald]
The Brutal Silencing of a Woman at the Forefront of Libya’s Rebellion 2015-06-10 [NY Times]


Madagascar

Sherritt – show us the evidence for lay-offs 2015-08-28 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Union achieves CBA and ends Air Madagascar strike 2015-07-24 [ITF Global Union]
Union achieves CBA and ends Air Madagascar strike 2015-07-22 [ITF]


Malawi

High Court rules that strike was legal 2015-07-30 [Malawi 24]
Nurses in Malawi Strike in Pay Row 2015-03-14 [Malawi 24]
Nurses union issues strike notice 2015-03-05 [The 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

Succesful end to miners' strike 2015-04-10 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Unions end 2 month strike at Mauritania state iron miner 2015-04-05 [Reuters]
Massive miners’ strike galvanizes Mauritania 2015-04-03 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Mauritius

Plight of garment workers highlighted 2015-06-06 [Fibre2Fashion]
Sugar Industry Employees & MSPA Found An Agreement 2014-11-30 [Island Crisis News]
Sugar industry strike continues 2014-11-29 [Coast News]


Morocco

13,700 Moroccan Call Center Workers Win Union 2015-07-07 [Solidarity Center]
Peugeot plans new Morocco plant in bid to cut costs 2015-06-20 [Trade Arabia]
Call centre workers win historic recognition ballot 2015-06-18 [UNI Global Union]


Mozambique

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]
Strikers Win Long Term Contracts 2015-05-08 [AIM]


Namibia

NUNW Plans to Build New Headquarters 2015-08-25 [allAfrica]
Workers protest against 'return to apartheid' at Rio Tinto in Namibia 2015-08-21 [IndustriAll]
Workers protest against ‘return to apartheid’ at Rio Tinto in Namibia 2015-08-18 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Niger

Niger: Transport Unions win breakthrough agreement for all road transport workers 2015-08-26 [Union Solidarity International]
Workers' union says CNPC blocks fuel exports from Niger refinery 2015-07-16 [Reuters]
Court declares Areva workers strike illegal, ends walk-out 2015-04-10 [Reuters]


Nigeria

Avoid Strike, Offset Maritime Workers’ Salary Arrears, Ministry Advises NPA 2015-08-28 [This Day]
Sokoto Health Workers Reject Doctor, Nurse As PHCDA Head 2015-08-26 [The Daily Trust]
Short-Changed in NITEL Sale - Union Leader 2015-08-26 [The Daily Trust]


Rwanda

Parliament set to extend 100% maternity leave 2015-08-27 [Equal Times]
Rwanda’s parliament set to extend 100% maternity leave 2015-08-25 [Equal Times]
Parliament set to extend 100% maternity leave 2015-08-25 [Equal Times]


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

Maternal deaths to rise sharply as number of health workers who lost their lives in Ebola outbreak reaches 12% 2015-07-21 [Concord Times]
Trades Union may strike in protest at president Koroma’s bad behaviour 2015-03-22 [The Telegraph]
Sierra Leone: miners brace for “catastrophe” 2015-01-29 [Equal Times]


Somalia

Union to sue Berbera Mayor over dismissals 2015-08-16 [The Press]
Six media workers detained in central somalia 2015-08-03 [Mareeg]
IFJ mourns killing of two journalists in a terrorist attack in Mogadishu 2015-07-28 [IFJ]


South Africa

COSATU Western Cape leads campaign to transform Springboks 2015-08-29 [COSATU]
United Front welcomes conviction of the police who murdered Mido Macia 2015-08-29 [NUMSA]
COSATU threatens to protest at Springbok games 2015-08-29 [News24Wire]


South Sudan

IFJ mourns death of journalist shot dead in South Sudan 2015-08-22 [IFJ]
Health workers threaten strike over allowances 2014-09-02 [The Tribune]
Strike, protests in Sudan's capital 2014-08-13 [Radio Dabanga]


Swaziland

Manzini council: payrise for us bosses, nothing for you staff 2015-08-22 [The Observer]
Unions inside and outside Swaziland join with other groups to launch global week of action 2015-08-18 [Swazi Media Commentary]
'Stand Up to Swazi King', Unions Urged 2015-08-18 [allAfrica]


Sudan

Warrap Workers Union slams governor for cutting off support 2015-07-18 [Radio Tamazuj]
Portrait of Child Labourers 2015-06-13 [Al Jazeera]
Journalists to discuss press freedoms with security services 2015-05-30 [The Tribune]


Tanzania

Tanzanians Celebrate Labour Day 2015-05-01 [allAfrica]
Teachers' Bank to Boost Dar Bourse Prospects 2015-04-09 [allAfrica]
Tanzania: Domestic workers meeting with Parliament Committee of Social Welfare 2015-03-27 [IDWF]


Togo

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]
Government shuts schools after student protests, workers' strike threat 2015-02-18 [The Mail]


Tunisia

Negotiation Sessions Will Help Overcome Obstacles - UGTT 2015-08-29 [TAP]
Rise in Unemployment Rate of 15.2 Percent in Second Quarter of 2015 - INS 2015-08-20 [TAP]
Gvt and UGTT Examine Possibility to Delay Deduction of Strikers' Wages 2015-08-20 [TAP]


Uganda

Unions boost organizing 2015-08-11 [IndustriALL]
Unions in joint organizing drive 2015-07-08 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Taxi drivers told on unity, being sober 2015-06-19 [The New Vision]


Western Sahara

Canarian Workers Trade Union Condemns Moroccan 'Brutal' Repression Against Saharawi Population 2015-07-11 [SPS]
Ugtsario Take Parts in the 2th Trade Union Congress in Brazil 2015-06-09 [El Aiaun]
Labour union of Nigeria protests Morocco’s colonization of Western Sahara 2015-06-02 [Premium Times]


Zambia

Don’t blackmail State, labour movement tells mines 2015-08-22 [The Daily Mail]
COTUZ implores ZNBC workers not to accept intimidation 2015-08-21 [The Post]
ZNBC Management Divided Over Suspended Unionist 2015-08-21 [allAfrica]


Zimbabwe

We will challenge Labour Act: ZCTU 2015-08-30 [The Standard]
Banks Fire Over 2 000 Workers 2015-08-29 [allAfrica]
Acid Test For Rushed Labour Law 2015-08-27 [The Daily]
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