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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

President Bouteflika Receives Ferhat Hached Award of Human Dignity 2015-05-08 [Algerie Presse Service]
UGTA Can Contribute to Preserving, Promoting National Production Tool 2015-05-05 [Algerie Presse Service]
Social Security - Central Union, Employers' Organizations to Sign Agreement Shortly 2015-03-18 [allAfrica]


Angola

Unions call for transparency use of public resources 2015-05-02 [Spy Ghana]
General Inspection Records Over 500 Labour Accidents 2015-04-17 [Angola Press]
Over 500 Workplace Accidents Recorded in Three Months 2015-04-17 [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

Dialogue needed to save diamond polishing jobs in Botswana 2015-05-22 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Workers Day Not Ordinary Holiday 2015-05-05 [allAfrica]
BOPEU to boycott May Day celebrations again 2015-04-26 [Mmegi Online]


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

POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT FUEL BURUNDI’S UNREST 2015-05-07 [Equal Times]
Protests overshadow May Day celebrations 2015-05-02 [The Weekly]
Beneath the Surface of Strike Action in Burundi 2013-04-25 [African Labour News]


Cameroon

Country celebrates International Labour Day 2015-05-02 [Concord]
ITF demands release of arrested Cameroon union leaders 2015-01-30 [ITF]
Transport Trade Unions Urged to Be Organised 2014-11-14 [Cameroon Tribune]


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

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]
Death of Ivory Coast union leader Basile Mahan Gahé 2013-09-18 [IUF]


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

Carved into stone: Suffering in Minya’s limestone quarries 2015-05-22 [Daily News Egypt]
Rights campaign presents Labour Law draft to Ministry of Manpower 2015-05-22 [Daily News Egypt]
Journalists’ call for action on 10 June determined ‘not to fail’ 2015-05-22 [DNE]


Equatorial Guinea


Eritrea

‘After Lampedusa, everybody was talking about protecting refugees; now we’re talking about how to keep them away’ 2015-01-07 [Equal Times]
Mine company from Canada sued for complicity in torture, forced labour, slavery, and crimes against humanity 2014-11-23 [Geeska Afrika]
Ex-Workers Sue Vancouver Mining Company Over Alleged Human Rights Abuses 2014-11-23 [CP]


Ethiopia

CETU Accuses Employing Agencies for Compromising Workers' Benefits 2015-05-05 [Ethiopian Herald]
Driving Organising, Negotiation and Policy Influencing in Ethiopia via HIV and AIDS Workplace Education. 2015-04-14 [BWI]
Sheraton workers sacked over union, protestors claim 2015-04-07 [Conference News]


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

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]
Union sets up Ebola preparedness and response programme 2015-02-03 [Education International]


Ghana

Failure to manage workers’ expectations on SSPP erodes gains - TUC 2015-05-10 [Ghana Web]
IMANI has been compromised – UNICOF 2015-05-05 [Ghana Web]
Placards given 'voice' at the May Day Celebration 2015-05-02 [GBC]


Guinea-Bissau

Workers Union Calls to Go on Strike 2012-05-03 [Prensa Latina]
Workers strike paralyses health sector 2010-03-31 [APA]


Kenya

Central Organisation of Trade Union urges workers to embrace new NHIF rates 2015-05-15 [The Standard]
Withdraw NHIF Rates, Education Rules or Face Strike - KNUT 2015-05-14 [allAfrica]
ITF supports wrongfully arrested Kenyan unionists 2015-05-07 [ITF]


Lesotho

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]
Union busting attempt suspected at Lesotho Johnson Controls 2015-02-11 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Liberia

Chinese company to lay off more workers 2015-05-22 [The New Dawn]
Mine Workers Return to Job in Cape Mount 2015-05-22 [The New Dawn]
Employees go-slow at China Union 2015-05-08 [The New Dawn]


Libya

EU targets smuggles in Libya, but migrant policy gaps remain 2015-05-22 [Equal Times]
Official Govt of Libya Bans Bangladeshi Workers From Entry 2015-05-18 [Leadership]
Egyptian army rescued Ethiopian workers in Libya, says president 2015-05-08 [Ahram Online]


Madagascar

Calls for dialogue around trade union rights and quality education 2015-04-21 [Education International]
Mine Workers Strike Over Health-Care Access 2015-03-24 [Bloomberg]
Madagascar fisheries ravaged by foreign plunder 2015-03-23 [Equal Times]


Malawi

Nurses in Malawi Strike in Pay Row 2015-03-14 [Malawi 24]
Nurses union issues strike notice 2015-03-05 [The Times]
More teachers strike for unpaid wages 2015-03-02 [USI]


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

Sugar Industry Employees & MSPA Found An Agreement 2014-11-30 [Island Crisis News]
Sugar industry strike continues 2014-11-29 [Coast News]
Sugar industry workers strike over pay dispute 2014-11-20 [Reuters]


Morocco

Migrants in Morocco protest for jobs, improved living conditions 2015-05-05 [Middle East Eye]
SNCF: Moroccan Workers Demand Equal Rights with French Colleagues 2015-04-12 [Morocco World News]
Public sector workers strike to defend pensions and union rights 2015-04-10 [MENA]


Mozambique

Strikers Win Long Term Contracts 2015-05-08 [AIM]
Minimum Wage in State Rises By 10 Per Cent 2015-04-18 [AIM]
Xenophobia: SA workers flee Mozambique 2015-04-17 [IOL]


Namibia

Minimum wage still elusive for many workers 2015-05-15 [The New Era]
Illegal Strike at Husab 2015-05-08 [The Namibian]
Workers' Company Worth N$800 Million 2015-05-05 [allAfrica]


Niger

Court declares Areva workers strike illegal, ends walk-out 2015-04-10 [Reuters]
Oil refinery workers launch four-day strike 2015-02-04 [Reuters]
Workers at oil refinery start 3-day strike 2015-01-29 [Reuters]


Nigeria

Striking Oil Workers Shut NNPC, Lock Out GMD 2015-05-22 [Daily Trust]
FMC Owerri Workers Begin 3-Day Warning Strike 2015-05-15 [Vanguard]
FCTA's Quick Intervention Ends Aumtco Drivers' Strike 2015-05-15 [allAfrica]


Rwanda

Full Pay for Maternity Leave Resumes in July 2015-03-27 [The New Times]
How Employees, Employers Will Contribute to the Maternity Fund 2015-03-25 [The New Times]
Expedite Approval of New Minimum Wage Law - National Labour Council Says 2015-01-27 [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

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]
Ebola support staff and members of burial team stage strike 2015-01-26 [Concord Times]


Somalia

Brit TUC condemns constant interferences in the affairs of the Federation of Somali Trade Unions by the Minister of Labour in Somalia. 2015-04-25 [TUC]
Journalist Union Alarm After Somali Media Network Raided After Broadcasting Al-Shabaab Spokesperson's Voice On Radio 2015-04-10 [ International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House ]
IFJ condemns a terror attack against a Somali union leader 2015-04-10 [IFJ]


South Africa

NUM union wants 84% pay increase for gold workers 2015-05-23 [Reuters]
NUM union wants 84 pct pay increase for gold workers 2015-05-22 [Reuters]
Building Bridges Radio: Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa 2015-05-20 [WBAI Radio]


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

After three year battle labour federation finally registered 2015-05-22 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Unions call for end to Swazi repression 2015-05-22 [Swazi Media Commentary]
Union Delegation Urges Swaziland to End Repression ActNOW! 2015-05-18 [Solidarity Center]


Sudan

Unrest in South Darfur Over Ban On Tea Sellers, Teachers' Salaries 2015-05-22 [Radio Dabanga]
No Salaries for 300 Teachers in South Darfur 2015-04-10 [ Radio Dabanga ]
Police Retirees Protest At Sudan's Presidential Palace to Demand Financial Dues 2015-02-16 [Sudan 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

Deduction From Pay Decided After Each Future Strike of Public Employees 2015-05-22 [TAP]
Three-day public hospital strike in Tunis 2015-05-22 [MEMO]
Union concern that Tunisians face the end of quality public healthcare system 2015-05-20 [Tunisia Live]


Uganda

press_1 Share on Facebook Tweet This Share on Google+ ITF acts over police interference in union elections in Uganda 2015-05-22 [ITF Global Union]
Former union boss wants conviction, jail term quashed 2015-04-23 [New Vision]
Journalists Ban - Details Emerge 2015-03-14 [The Observer]


Western Sahara

Peaceful Demonstration of Unemployed Saharawis Repressed in Occupied El Aaiun 2015-05-08 [ Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun) ]
NLC Reiterates Commitment to Liberation of Western Sahara 2015-04-18 [Daily Trust]
NEHAWU condemns Morocco’s refusal to implement referendum in Western Sahara 2013-12-11 [Sahara Press Service]


Zambia

Shamenda Tells Unions to Follow Procedure 2015-05-15 [Zambia Reports]
Zambezi Portland Cement confusion continues 2015-05-10 [The Post]
100 ex-sacked nurses still not on payroll 2015-05-03 [The Times]


Zimbabwe

ZCTU Not Forming a Political Party 2015-05-22 [Financial Gazette]
Riot Police Descend On Green Fuel Where Workers Have Not Been Paid For Seven Months 2015-05-22 [Financial Gazette]
Labour union appeals Mdaba dismissals 2015-05-15 [The Citizen]
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