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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Social Security - Central Union, Employers' Organizations to Sign Agreement Shortly 2015-03-18 [allAfrica]
TKTMS Facilitates Return of Stranded Migrant Workers in Algeria 2015-03-17 [BWI]
Crackdown on Labor Rights Defenders. Wave of Arrests, Prosecutions of Unemployed Workers 2015-02-27 [Human Rights Watch]


Angola

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]
Trade Union Concerned About Increased Dismissal 2015-04-03 [allAfrica]


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

BOPEU to boycott May Day celebrations again 2015-04-26 [Mmegi Online]
Public Service Act Complies With ILO Conventions 2015-03-28 [Daily News]
Botswana diamond workers bleed 2015-02-20 [Mail&Guardian]


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

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

ITF demands release of arrested Cameroon union leaders 2015-01-30 [ITF]
Transport Trade Unions Urged to Be Organised 2014-11-14 [Cameroon Tribune]
Trade union rights being attacked 2014-08-01 [Education International]


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

‘Work conditions compare favourably in market’: AUC on workers’ strike 2015-04-22 [DNE]
AUC workers on strike against administration 2015-04-20 [Egypt Independent]
EGAS workers strike over ‘discrimination’ 2015-04-19 [The Daily News]


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

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]
ETHIOPIA ON TRACK FOR NEW LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM 2015-03-16 [Equal Times]


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

Transport Union President Indicted for False Information 2015-02-07 [allAfrica]
Union sets up Ebola preparedness and response programme 2015-02-03 [Education International]
GTAFIWU President Attends ILO-OATUU Workshop in Ghana 2014-11-26 [allAfrica]


Ghana

Industrial workers sacrificing to keep their jobs 2015-04-24 [Ghana Web]
Newmont to recall interdicted workers 2015-04-23 [Ghana Web]
Fuel shortage looms as oil workers strike 2015-04-20 [Pulse]


Guinea-Bissau

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


Kenya

IndustriALL empowers women workers in Kenya 2015-04-22 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Tharaka Nithi Medics Strike Over Pay 2015-04-22 [The Star]
Medics Defy Ultimatum To Return To Work Or Face The Sack 2015-04-20 [K24]


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

Parl't C'ttee to investigate reports Arcelor Mittal on verge of sacking hundreds 2015-04-26 [Liberia News Agency]
Ebola Workers' Demonstration Forces MSF to Postpone Handing Over Ceremony 2015-04-21 [Liberian Observer]
May Day or No Day -Workers Demand Decent Work Bill Be Passed 2015-04-21 [Liberian Observer]


Libya

Shock at slaughter of six media workers 2015-04-27 [NUJ]
Migrant workers bet on ‘suicide missions’ to escape Libyan violence 2015-04-22 [The National]
Gunmen kill 12 Libyans and foreign workers at oilfield raid 2015-02-05 [Reuters]


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

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]
IndustriALL family continues to grow 2015-04-03 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Mozambique

Minimum Wage in State Rises By 10 Per Cent 2015-04-18 [AIM]
Xenophobia: SA workers flee Mozambique 2015-04-17 [IOL]
SA workers must go - Mozambique marchers 2015-04-17 [IOL]


Namibia

Tucna to Celebrate May Day in Lüderitz 2015-04-24 [allAfrica]
Namibia: Nunw Blast Uiheni Demand 2015-03-30 [allAfrica]
Baptism of Fire for New Labour Minister 2015-03-25 [The New Era]


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

Factional NLC Leaderships Emerge in Abia, Edo 2015-04-25 [allAfrica]
#EkitiCrisis: Workers slam labour unions for conniving with Fayose 2015-04-24 [he Defender]
#BringBackOurGirls from Nigeria, say mobilised educators 2015-04-23 [Education International]


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

KwaZulu-Natal Labour union president to be laid to rest in KwaZulu-Natal 2015-04-26 [The New Age]
Western Cape COSATU Western Cape to encourage workers to join Cosatu Unions, including LIMUSA, the new Metal workers Affiliate 2015-04-26 [COSATU]
LIMUSA president Sifiso Maphumulo to be laid to rest today 2015-04-26 [The Citizen]


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

May Day: Trade unionists ready to defy police ban ActNOW! 2015-04-26 [Swazi Media Commentary]
We won't seek permission to host May Day - TUCOSWA ActNOW! 2015-04-22 [Times of Swaziland]
Have one union - Jan ActNOW! 2015-04-20 [Swazi Observer]


Sudan

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]
British Society of Authors reacts to closure of Sudanese Writers Union 2015-02-12 [Society of Authors]


Tanzania

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]
Urafiki loses appeal over minimum wages 2015-03-02 [The Daily News]


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

UGTT Calls On Government to Initiate National Dialogue On Media Sector 2015-04-15 [TAP]
Those Who Want To Build, Those Who Want To Fight: The World Social Forum with a North African Twist 2015-04-05 [Jadalliya]
Strong union presence in Tunisian march against terrorism 2015-04-03 [IUF]


Uganda

Former union boss wants conviction, jail term quashed 2015-04-23 [New Vision]
Journalists Ban - Details Emerge 2015-03-14 [The Observer]
Parliament Can't Retire Journalists 2015-03-14 [The Observer]


Western Sahara

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]
Release political prisoners in Africa’s last colony 2013-10-25 [Kenworthy News Media]


Zambia

Don't Shun Labour Day, PF Advise Workers 2015-04-26 [Zambia Reports]
Trade unions in Zambia differ over boycotting Workers’ Day 2015-04-25 [SPY Ghana]
Trade unions: Voice of the worker 2015-04-24 [The Daily Mail]


Zimbabwe

NRZ Workers Besiege Offices Over Unpaid Salaries 2015-04-26 [New Zimbabwe]
Chinamasa's Nightmare 2015-04-23 [allAfrica]
Firm accused of failing to remit PAYE, NSSA, union contributions 2015-04-23 [News Day]
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