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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Report on human trafficking which may put Algeria on US blacklist rejected by foreign ministry 2016-07-09 [MEMO]
Algiers determined to fight human trafficking 2016-07-09 [ 3 July 2016 Algerie Presse Service (Algiers)]
Send negotiators, not police forces to deal with contract teachers 2016-06-29 [Education International]


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

Botswana to appear before ILO 2016-07-28 [Mmegi On-line]
BCL miners invade Gabs, petition Masisi 2016-07-08 [Mmegi On-line]
BMWU, govt stand-off lands in court 2016-07-08 [Mmegi On-line]


Burkina Faso

SOTRACO management at loggerheads with employees 2016-04-17 [StarAfrica]
Unions suspend indefinite strike against military coup 2015-12-16 [StarAfrica]
Longstanding conflict in Burkina Faso far from over 2015-11-26 [IndustriaLL Global Union]


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]
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


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

News website fires 85 journalists without notice or compensation 2016-07-30 [IFJ]
Giulio Regeni: the promising young scholar as his friends and tutors remember him 2016-07-28 [THE]
New ad campaign seeks to empower Egyptian women 2016-07-26 [Al-Monitor]


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

Mid-year budget review: Give us hope – GAWU 2016-07-25 [Ghanaweb]
Workers of Ghana's state broadcaster stage protest, threaten strike 2016-07-22 [Africa News]
GBC staff abandon work, block entrance 2016-07-22 [Citi FM]


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

Baringo health workers threaten to go on strike 2016-07-27 [The Star]
Unilever tea workers resume work 2016-07-26 [The Standard]
Kisumu health workers call off strike after their June salaries are paid 2016-07-20 [The Standard]


Lesotho

Police impound unregistered taxis 2016-07-28 [Lesotho Times]
Teachers threaten strike 2016-07-18 [Lesotho Times]
Editor of Lesotho Times shot 2016-07-13 [IFJ]


Liberia

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]
Teachers stay strong in anti-privatization struggle 2016-04-29 [Education International]


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

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]
Karonga council workers seal off offices over pay row 2016-06-08 [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

Video: Moroccan Workers in Saudi Arabia Ask King Mohammed VI to Resolve Salary Issue 2016-07-30 [Morocco World News]
Domestic Workers See Gains, yet Struggle for Decent Work 2016-06-16 [Solidarity Center]
General Strike in Morocco to Start Tuesday, May 31 2016-05-30 [Morocco World News]


Mozambique

Mozambique: Negotiations Over Minimum Wages Begin 2016-02-24 [AIM]
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]


Namibia

Govt refutes NANTU's claims 2016-07-29 [The Namibian]
Strike over housing allowances looms at Namdeb 2016-07-20 [The Namibian]
Union fails with Neckartal suspensions 2016-07-08 [The Namibian]


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

Wage adjustment: Nasarawa groans under 26-day workers’ strike 2016-07-30 [Daily Trust ]
100,000 jobs lost to fish importation 2016-07-29 [Vanguard News]
OAU announces resumption after two months strike 2016-07-29 [Punch]


Rwanda

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]
Gender equality is now better in Rwanda than in the US 2015-11-24 [Quartz]


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

Strike threatens petrol shortages in S.Africa: union 2016-07-29 [The Daily Maverick]
Strike threatens petrol shortages in S.Africa: union 2016-07-29 [The Daily Maverick]
Motorists advised not to panic as fuel workers strike 2016-07-29 [eNCA]


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

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]
Nurses already planning for 2021 salary review 2016-07-10 [Times of Swaziland]


Sudan

SWETU Chairman - 40 African and Arab Delegations Participate in National Union Conference 2016-05-11 [Sudan News Agency]
Abyei public transportation workers strike over new tax 2016-01-21 [Radio Tamazuj]
Warrap Workers Union slams governor for cutting off support 2015-07-18 [Radio Tamazuj]


Tanzania

Million reasons to treat your house girl humanely 2016-06-12 [The Daily Times]
Tanzania says purging over 10,000 'ghost workers' from govt payroll to save more than $2.8 million 2016-05-17 [ST]
Better workers terms coming 2016-05-03 [Daily News]


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

In a Mining Region, Lingering Echoes of Tunisia’s Uprising 2016-07-30 [NY Times]
The much celebrated UGTT union movement is holding Tunisia back 2016-07-23 [Foreign Policy]
UGTT Draws Line in the Sand about Participation in Unity Government 2016-06-29 [North Africa Post]


Uganda

Police bust Lango school strikes racket 2016-06-23 [Daily Monitor]
EI researcher alleges intimidation after arrest 2016-06-12 [CBC]
Call for solidarity action-Bridge International Academies actions in Uganda 2016-06-09 [SADTU]


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

Kansanshi Mine union raises salaries of employees 2016-05-19 [The Post]
Civil servants conditions worry ILO 2016-05-03 [The Post]
Thinking out loud: Labour Day-politically niosy 2016-05-02 [Zambian Eye]


Zimbabwe

Trade Unions Under Siege 2016-07-30 [Financial Gazette]
Non-payment of wages a form of slavery 2016-07-23 [Spiked]
Civil servants plan to strike 2016-07-22 [Nehanda Radio]
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