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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

IFJ Pays its Respects to Algerian Colleague Nadir Benseba 2014-08-11 [IFJ]
The secret history behind the Algeria-Germany World Cup duel - and trade union involvement 2014-07-13 [EuraAsia Review]
URGENT ACTION: Government of Algeria must recognize NOW workers' right to form independent trade unions 2014-06-03 [IUF]


Angola

Minister Highlights Labour Law Review 2013-06-14 [Angola Press]
Unta - CS Wants Better Wages to Encourage Workers 2013-05-02 [Angola Press]
Governor Guarantees Protection to HIV/Aids Positive Workers 2013-01-24 [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

Workers politically unconscious - study 2014-09-03 [Mmegi]
BMWU complains about treatment of Moolmans workers 2014-08-06 [Mmegi]
Botswana diamond giant, union clash over x-ray machines 2014-07-28 [StarAfrica]


Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso workers protest high living costs 2013-07-21 [AP]
Trade union holds women’s congress 2013-02-18 [Eiucation International]
Labor Union Threatens Protests Over Prices, Wages 2011-05-02 [Bloomberg]


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

Trade union rights being attacked 2014-08-01 [Education International]
Unions call for national strike over fuel subsidies cut 2014-07-17 [Reuters]
Government raises salaries as it faces opposition to fuel subsidy cuts 2014-07-08 [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

Trade unionists highlight gender equality 2014-03-24 [Education International]
Death of Ivory Coast union leader Basile Mahan Gahé 2013-09-18 [IUF]
Basile Mahan Gahé passes away 2013-09-18 [ITUC]


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

Unions fight for living wages 2014-09-20 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Electoral coalitions, including unions, gear up for uncertain parliamentary elections 2014-09-14 [The Daily News]
Egyptian Union Continues to Advance with Global Support 2014-09-06 [Talking Union]


Equatorial Guinea


Eritrea

ITUC Calls for Release of Swedish Journalist from Eritrean Prison 2012-09-29 [ITUC]
IFJ Joins FAJ Press Freedom Day Call for Release of Journalists in Eritrea 2011-05-04 [IFJ]
Union Striving to Promote Workers Safety and Health 2010-09-23 [Shabait]


Ethiopia

Premier announces pay raise for civil servants 2014-06-25 [ERTA]
Ethiopia: where independent journalists are jailed as “terrorists” 2014-04-23 [Equal Times]
IndustriALL women members in Ethiopia unite to fight inequality and to organize more women into unions 2014-04-03 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Gabon

Health Workers On Strike Over Allowances 2014-07-31 [The Tribune]
Customs workers step up strike action 2014-03-05 [The Daily]
Students join striking teachers 2013-11-30 [AFP]


Gambia

Employment Minister Debunks Worker Union’s Claim 2014-05-02 [Jollfnews]
Gambia’s four-day work week: Maybe it’s not so crazy 2013-02-05 [Daily Maverick]
Gambia introduces four-day week 2013-02-01 [BBC ]


Ghana

Organised Labour strike in two weeks if pensions not paid 2014-09-12 [GhanaWeb]
Workers are the axis of productivity – TEWU 2014-09-09 [GhanaWeb]
Union appeals to company to reinstate workers 2014-09-07 [Business Ghana]


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

Workers' union makes impassioned plea to President Uhuru Kenyatta over refinery, jobs 2014-09-19 [The Standard]
Striking nurses storm county offices in Uasin Gishu 2014-09-16 [The Standard]
Nyandarua is not paying staff allowances – union 2014-09-13 [The Star]


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

Wanep Wants Dismissed Health Workers Reinstated 2014-08-16 [allAfrica]
Union angered by racist 'black worker' direction after Ebola scare 2014-08-12 [The Inquirer]
Rubber workers union members from Liberia talk about Ebola 2014-08-12 [Peoria Public Radio]


Libya

UNI MENA meets Libyan UGTL in Tunis - strengthening the ties 2014-03-04 [UNI Global Union]
IFJ Gravely Concerned for Safety & Freedom of Media in Libya 2014-02-18 [IFJ]
Support crumbles in east Libya for oil blockade leader 2014-02-01 [Defence Web]


Madagascar

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]
solidarity message 2012-02-24 [www.ituc-africa.org]


Malawi

Polling staff paid 2014-07-20 [The Nyasa Times]
Malawi’s new govt must ensure the people – not MNCs – benefit from its mineral wealth 2014-06-19 [Equal Times]
Record profits produce few benefits for Malawi’s sugar workers 2014-01-09 [Equal 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

Workers declare strike at gold, copper mine 2014-09-04 [Mining Weekly]
ITUC condemns repression of workers from Kinross-Tasiast mining site 2014-02-22 [ITUC]
Kinross defends Tasiast mine layoffs 2014-01-16 [The Globe and Mail]


Mauritius

NTC Union Members Who Went On Strike In June 2013 Summoned At Police Station 2014-09-11 [Island Crisis News]
Civil Society Days in Mauritius 2012-06-07 [PSI]
For the cause of workers 2011-09-17 [Le Defi]


Morocco

Unions to Go on General Strike Sept. 23 2014-09-14 [World News]
Unions unhappy as Morocco raises retirement age 2014-08-25 [Magherabia]
Total Call : determined to fight all forms of trade unionism 2014-07-09 [UMT]


Mozambique

Sugar Service Workers On Strike 2014-06-22 [allAfrica]
Trade Union, Workers Unsatisfied With Wage Increases 2014-05-03 [AFK Insider]
Assembly Grants Trade Union Rights to State Workers 2014-05-02 [allAfrica]


Namibia

Mass Housing Workers Lament Starvation Wages 2014-09-18 [allAfrica]
Air Namibia Workers Plan Union Demonstration 2014-09-13 [AFK]
Air Namibia cabin crew to demonstrate 2014-09-12 [The New Era]


Niger

Oil Workers At CNPC's Niger Block End Strike Early 2013-12-17 [Rig Zone]
Workers at China firm's oil block start 48-hour strike 2013-12-12 [Reuters]
Workers strike at Chinese-owned mine 2013-06-10 [FT]


Nigeria

Oil workers’ strike heightens as more NNPC subsidiaries join action 2014-09-19 [The Daily Post]
Queues return to Abuja filling stations as oil workers’ strike enters 4th day 2014-09-19 [The Daily Post]
Neasa to court over wage agreement 2014-09-19 [The Citizen]


Rwanda

Trade Unions, Employers Urged to Engage in Wage Talks 2014-07-14 [allAfrica]
How Rwandan Women are Building their Lives and the Fashion Industry 2014-06-25 [Inter-Press Service]
When Illegal Dismissal of Teachers Targets Trade Unions 2014-06-03 [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

Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment centre over pay and poor working conditions 2014-08-31 [ABC]
Health workers strike at Sierra Leone Ebola hospital 2014-08-31 [Reuters]
Ebola health workers in Sierra Leone go on strike - over pay and conditions 2014-08-31 [Daily Mirror]


Somalia

ITUC backs IFJ protests over detention of 19 journalists 2014-08-27 [ITUC]
IFJ Demands Justice for Journalist Murdered in Somalia 2014-06-25 [IFJ]
FESTU applauds Somali government for ratifying ILO core conventions 2014-03-31 [Equal Times]


South Africa

SAMWU Post-NEC Statement 2014-09-19 [Cosatu]
DCCI highlights minimum wage inflation risks 2014-09-19 [Polity.org]
Inside Labour: Feudalism versus democracy 2014-09-19 [Fin24]


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

Court declares rail strike illegal 2014-09-12 [The Times]
COSATU supports the 4th Global Week of action for democracy in Swaziland 2014-09-04 [Cosatu]
Political leader arrested during workers' May Day protests now critically ill in jail 2014-08-26 [Swazi Media Commentary]


Sudan

East Darfur Teachers, West Darfur Medics Continue Their Strike 2014-09-16 [allAfrica]
Sudan Workers Union supports Darfur teachers’ strike 2014-09-13 [Radio Dabanga]
Sudan Workers Union Supports Darfur Teachers' Strike 2014-09-12 [allAfrica]


Tanzania

TUCTA asks politicians to back off 2014-08-03 [The Daily News]
TUCTA set for presidential poll 2014-08-02 [IPP Media]
Five months no pay Tazara workers strike 2014-07-24 [Zambia Watchdog]


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

Tunisair Announces Cancellation of Strike Scheduled for August 29 and 30 in Djerba-Zarzis Airport 2014-08-25 [TAP]
UGTT anticipating security issues from Libya fallout 2014-08-03 [TAP]
UGTT proud of what has been accomplished thus far in Tunisia following the revolution 2014-07-29 [BWI]


Uganda

Taxi operators call off strike 2014-08-26 [The New Vision]
Police warn taxi drivers, cyclists over strike 2014-08-25 [The New Vision]
Taxi drivers’ strike paralyzes public transport 2014-08-25 [The 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

Printing firm’s employees plan Wednesday strike 2014-09-15 [StarAfrica]
Spar workers demand pay rise, CEO’s exit 2014-09-12 [The Post]
CBU vice-chancellor urges workers to stop vote-of-no-confidence threats 2014-09-06 [The Post]


Zimbabwe

Harare’s street vendors given tax ultimatum 2014-09-19 [Equal Times]
You’re scaring away investors, protesting NRZ workers told 2014-09-18 [The New Zimbabwe]
Black granite faces possible ban 2014-09-16 [NewsDay]
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