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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Trade unionists arrested at protest 2019-01-07 [IndustriALL]
Airplanes take off without maintenance 2018-11-15 [MEM]
IndustriALL files OECD complaint against General Electric 2018-10-30 [IndustriALL]


Angola

Higher education teacher's union threaten strike in October 2017-09-20 [Xinhua]
Child Labour Compromises Children's Future - Jurist 2017-06-15 [Angola Press]
2 000 Angolan port workers strike over pay 2016-08-26 [News24Wire]


Benin

Unions agree to cooperate 2018-07-21 [IndustriALL]
Benin unions agree to cooperate 2018-07-20 [IndustriALL]
Ban on strikes in defence, health, justice sectors 2018-06-30 [News 24]


Botswana

Zibani Philomen's camp suffer another blow 2018-09-05 [The Monitor]
Government Commits to Consultation with mineworkers 2018-07-23 [allAfrica]
Masisi meets Opposition, Trade Unions leaders 2018-07-09 [The Weekend Post]


Burkina Faso

Un syndicat impatient pour le changement de statut des Editions SIDWAYA et de la RTB 2019-01-01 [Wakat Sera]
United teacher unions secure landmark agreement with government 2018-02-22 [Education International]
A new dawn for public hospital services in Burkina Faso as government signs agreement with health sector workers 2018-02-12 [PSI]


Burundi

Despite the crisis, STEB has been able to develop the skills of new union leaders 2018-10-05 [Education International]
Deductions from workers' salaries to pay for elections 2018-02-03 [The Graphic]
Female Police Officers Demand Appropriate Working Conditions 2017-03-13 [lwacu]


Cameroon

Unions call for peace, solidarity and the protection of livelihoods as Cameroon sinks deeper into violence 2018-08-20 [IUF]
Campost workers plan a new strike 2018-07-26 [The Business Times]
Water back in public hands 2018-05-02 [PSI]


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

Labor Unions End 5-Month Strike Amid Talks With Government 2018-10-27 [Bloomberg]
Chad vows to frizzle out civil servant strike 2018-07-05 [Le Journal]
'The public is losing its faith in public services' : Interview with Chadian Union Leader at ILC2018 2018-05-31 [PSI]


Comoros


Congo


Cote Divoire

Workers in Côte d’Ivoire beat back DHL’s attempt to hold unfair workplace elections 2018-07-12 [UNI]
“Internationalism is about sharing struggles” - Interview with Theodore Gnagna, Côte D’Ivoire @ ILC2018 2018-06-01 [PSI]
IndustriALL demands respect for workers’ rights and permanent jobs in the Ivory Coast 2018-04-17 [IndustriALL]


Djibouti

Citizens outraged at cheap labour deportation 2017-09-29 [IOL]
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]


Egypt

A delegation of representatives of Independent Union Organizations heads to the office of the prime minister after failing to meet with the minister of labour 2019-01-18 [CTUWS]
Italy investigating 5 Egyptians in student's murder 2018-12-05 [Yahoo]
Giulio Regeni: Italy names Egyptian agents as murder suspects 2018-11-30 [The Guardian]


Equatorial Guinea

Free Ramón Esono Ebalé! 2017-12-06 [Equal Times]
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

Police take 3 IL&FS officials into custody over unpaid wages 2018-12-05 [PTI]
Project helps female garment workers guard against exploitation 2018-12-01 [Just Style]
IL&FS workers held hostage by unpaid staff 2018-12-01 [Bloomberg]


Gabon

Oil union calls off strike at Total facilities 2018-12-12 [Reuters]
Workers Go On Nationwide Strike, Call For Reversal Of Recent Constitutional Changes 2018-12-12 [ANN]
Oil union begins three-day strike after layoffs 2018-12-11 [Reuters]


Gambia

Drivers Union Observes A Day Off In Solidarity With Members, Villagers 2018-06-22 [Foroyaa]
Journalist brutally assaulted and arrested 2018-06-22 [IFJ]
67 construction workers sacked 2017-12-13 [Foroyaa ]


Ghana

Investigative Journalist shot dead 2019-01-18 [IFJ]
Halting workplace sexual abuses – The life story of a domestic worker 2019-01-18 [Ghanaweb]
Freedom and wages returned after seven years of hell 2019-01-05 [ITF]


Guinea-Bissau

Public workers end strike in Guinea-Bissau after pay deal 2018-08-03 [The Daily Mail]
Civil servants strike over salary increase demands 2018-07-25 [Africa News]
No news in Guinea-Bissa as public media workers join strike 2018-07-18 [Vanguard]


Kenya

Union members among the victims of Nairobi terrorist attack 2019-01-21 [IUF]
Sony Sugar workers call off strike after company pledges to pay pending salaries 2019-01-14 [The Citizen]
Tea workers suffer setback as court backs sackings 2019-01-07 [The Business Daily]


Lesotho

Factory dismisses half its workforce 2018-10-04 [Lesotho Times]
Cosatu throws weight behind teachers 2018-09-19 [Lesotho Times]
Workers get $138 as new minimum wage 2018-08-31 [The Nation]


Liberia

Liberia Workers Win Large Pay Raise 2019-01-08 [Solidarity Center]
PSI lobbies for the rights of public sector unions and workers in Liberia 2018-11-28 [PSI]
Unfair dismissal of union officials by Firestone Liberia condemned 2018-11-09 [IndustriALL]


Libya

Photographer killed during clashes between militia near Tripoli 2019-01-21 [IFJ]
Government must act against attacks on journalists and the media 2019-01-11 [IFJ]
NOC Faces Labor Strike Demanding Wage Raise 2018-12-08 [Asharq al-Awsat]


Madagascar

Victory as strike ends at Rio Tinto QMM in Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar 2018-03-14 [IndustriALL]
IndustriALL and Rio Tinto make joint mission to Madagascar 2018-02-09 [IndustriALL]
Civil servants threaten strike in January 2017-12-31 [Punch]


Malawi

Strike Paralyses University of Malawi, Students Worried 2018-10-19 [allAfrica]
Labour pains at University of Malawi, staff go on strike 2018-10-16 [The Nyasa Times]
Calling Malawians Monkeys - Terrastone Workers Strike Over Racisist Boss 2018-10-09 [The Nyasa Times]


Mali

Union attracts 95% following with strike 2019-01-10 [Political Analysis]
Main trade union Center announces a three-day strike from 9 to 11 January 2019-01-10 [African Daily Voice]
Election workers suspend strike before presidential vote 2018-07-05 [Al Jazeera]


Mauritania

Workers likely to return later on Sunday 2018-03-21 [Steel Guru]
Iron ore miners end strike 2018-03-19 [Le Journal]
Mauritanian Workers Get N92,520 New Minimum Wage 2018-03-13 [leadership]


Mauritius

Union demands salary increase and end of discrimination at the Metro Express Project 2018-05-28 [BWI]
How fashion brands are tackling modern slavery in Mauritius - and the role of unions 2018-03-05 [Thomson Reuters Foundation]
Minimum wage win for unions in Mauritius 2017-12-13 [IndustriALL]


Morocco

Local government employees stage nationwide strike 2019-01-20 [The Arab Weekly]
Moroccan unions launch “Month of Anger” 2019-01-11 [IndustriALL]
Wave of Protests to Hit Morocco with ‘Month of Anger’ in January 2019 2018-12-30 [World News]


Mozambique

Building Workers On Strike in Afungi 2018-12-06 [allAfrica]
International support in new union creation 2018-10-05 [Education International]
International support in new union creation 2018-10-03 [Education International]


Namibia

Unam striking staff salaries deducted 2019-01-16 [The Namibian]
Wildlife resort workers demonstrate for strike rules 2018-12-21 [The Namibian]
KMTC, Napwu avert crippling strike 2018-12-06 [The New Era]


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

ASUU Strike: Nigerians react as FG, Union meeting end in deadlock 2019-01-22 [The Daily Post]
NASU shuts down Ibadan Polytechnic over salary arrears 2019-01-22 [Legit]
Betray workers, face karmic retribution, pioneer NLC President warns labour leaders 2019-01-21 [The Tribune]


Rwanda

Labour union demands better safety for miners 2018-06-10 [The New Times]
Illegally dismissed SYPELGAZ trade union members to return to court on June 4 2018-05-28 [PSI]
Labour Day to Be Marked in Rubavu District 2018-05-01 [The New Times]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

Pan-African News Agency Workers Go on Strike 2018-08-11 [Prensa Latina]
President tasks unions with sustaining peace 2018-05-03 [Le Journal]
The women and girls in Senegal pushing through the tech industry’s gender barriers 2018-01-09 [Equal Times]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

Iluka resumes operations at Sierra Leone rutile mine as strike ends 2018-12-02 [Reuters]
Iluka strike action continues at Sierra Rutile 2018-11-29 [Mining]
President urges end to strike at Iluka's rutile mine 2018-11-28 [Reuters]


Somalia

Veteran journalist and three media staff killed in bombing attack in Somalia 2018-12-25 [IFJ]
Journalist survives attempted murder amid presidential campaign 2018-12-13 [IFJ]
UN must take action to defend journalists’ human rights 2018-09-30 [IFJ]


South Africa

SAFTU statement on Oxfam inequality report 2019-01-23 [SAFTU]
Western Cape Protest march against police brutality on Blue Ribbon and Dis-Chem strikers 2019-01-23 [SAFTU]
Gauteng Probe into waitron pay 2019-01-23 [The Citizen]


South Sudan

South Sudan: Pythagoras in the trenches 2017-08-10 [Equal Times]
Government blocks two news websites 2017-07-20 [IFJ]
President Kiir fires judges over strike 2017-07-14 [Canadian Labour Reporter]


Swaziland

RFM nurses petition CEO again 2019-01-22 [Swazi Observer]
Kingdom of Eswatini enveloped by a cloud of strikes 2019-01-21 [The Daily Voice]
TUCOSWA praises government for deficit cut 2019-01-17 [Swazi Observer]


Sudan

Doctors Syndicate Calls for International Support 2019-01-14 [Radio Dabanga]
Top journalist freed, Khartoum protesters defiant as union calls for more protests 2019-01-06 [Africa News]
Sudan Raises Salaries for Public-Sector Workers Amid Protests 2019-01-03 [Bloomberg]


Tanzania

NGO trains women leaders on sextortion, gender violence at workplace 2018-12-30 [IPP Media]
Trade unions defend JPM decision pension formula 2018-12-30 [The Citizen]
TUCTA hedges on sacking of pensions funds regulator 2018-12-30 [IPP Media]


Togo

Health workers intensify calls on government to address deplorable conditions 2018-04-02 [PSI]
Togo unionists poised for week-long strike 2018-03-18 [journalducameroun]
Healthcare workers join strike as protests mount 2018-02-01 [News 24]


Tunisia

Union plans new strike over wages 2019-01-21 [Qantara]
A powerful union of workers launches a new call for general strike 2019-01-20 [The Daily Voice]
‘None of the revolution’s ideals have been achieved’: Eight years later, Tunisia reflects on the Arab Spring 2019-01-20 [The Independent]


Uganda

Workers MPs to meet suspended Makerere staff 2019-01-22 [The Dispatch]
Kween health workers strike over salary deductions 2019-01-16 [The Monitor]
Government, public varsities disagree over strike 2019-01-12 [Daily Monitor]


Western Sahara

National Teacher's Day commemorated in the Wilaya of Aaiun 2019-01-02 [SPS]
UGTSARIO celebrates National Day of Sahrawi Workers 2018-10-21 [SPS]
Sahrawi Lawyers Union denounces plunder of Western Sahara resources 2018-01-03 [SPS]


Zambia

Unions urge Government to stand firm and not back down on the new taxes in the mining sector 2019-01-06 [The Times]
Lungu happy with mine meetings 2019-01-01 [ZNBC]
First Quantum to Fire 2,500 Workers in Zambia Over Tax Hike 2018-12-27 [Bloomberg]


Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe troops accused of systemic torture of protestors 2019-01-23 [RNZ]
Police arrest ZCTU Secretary General Japhet Moyo over #ZimbabweShutDown protests 2019-01-23 [Nehanda Radio]
UNI condemns violent repression of worker protests 2019-01-23 [UNI Global Union]
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