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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Police strikes show Algeria needs reform 2014-11-21 [The Daily Star]
Police strike - riot 2014-11-17 [Carnegie endowment]
IFJ Pays its Respects to Algerian Colleague Nadir Benseba 2014-08-11 [IFJ]


Angola

Trade Union Organisations Pledge to Improve Conditions of Employees 2014-10-28 [allAfrica]
Minister Highlights Labour Law Review 2013-06-14 [Angola Press]
Unta - CS Wants Better Wages to Encourage Workers 2013-05-02 [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

Rival trade unions meet 2014-12-11 [Mmegi]
Human resource boss fault union participation in politics 2014-12-05 [Mmegi]
Khama invites unions for talks 2014-12-05 [Mmegi]


Burkina Faso

Strike stops operations at Avocet Mining's Inata mine 2014-12-09 [Mining Weekly]
BWI Statement on Burkina Faso 2014-11-21 [BWI]
Burkinabé workers – between fear and hope 2014-11-12 [Equal Times]


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

Transport Trade Unions Urged to Be Organised 2014-11-14 [Cameroon Tribune]
Trade union rights being attacked 2014-08-01 [Education International]
Unions call for national strike over fuel subsidies cut 2014-07-17 [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

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

Labour movement remain thorn in the side of autocrats 2014-12-13 [Ahram Online]
UN to Expand Food Aid in Fight Against Child Labour 2014-11-30 [Thomson Reuters Foundatiom]
Scent of freedom. Al-Jazeera journalists might be home for Christmas 2014-11-30 [Al Ahram Weekly]


Equatorial Guinea


Eritrea

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]
ITUC Calls for Release of Swedish Journalist from Eritrean Prison 2012-09-29 [ITUC]


Ethiopia

Free jailed journalists,allow the exiled journalists to come back and work 2014-10-18 [IFJ]
Cheap labour attracts foreign firms 2014-10-05 [Equal Times]
Ethiopia’s cheap labour attracts foreign firms 2014-10-02 [Equal Times]


Gabon

Strike cuts oil output, shutters refinery, says union 2014-12-04 [Business Day]
Oil workers go on strike 2014-12-03 [IOL]
Oil workers strike, petrol queues appear 2014-12-03 [Reuters]


Gambia

GTAFIWU President Attends ILO-OATUU Workshop in Ghana 2014-11-26 [allAfrica]
EI funding vital in fight against Ebola 2014-11-08 [Education International]
Employee Takes Elton Gambia Ltd to Tribunal for Out of Work 2014-10-17 [allAfrica]


Ghana

Dangote pays off 17 sacked Ghanaian workers 2014-12-05 [GhanaWeb]
Adomi bridge workers on strike 2014-11-30 [Citi FM]
Informal sector joins TUC to protect interest of workers 2014-11-26 [GBC]


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

Nyeri County workers strike over unpaid leave dues 2014-12-12 [The Standard]
Teachers to stay home following deadly terrorist attack 2014-12-06 [Education International]
Unions urge non-Muslim workers to leave north after attacks 2014-12-04 [Business Day]


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

10,000 health workers to get salaries, allowances - including back pay 2014-12-13 [The Inquirier]
Empty Ebola beds in Liberia pose riddle for health workers 2014-11-08 [Reuters]
How LIberia's rubber tap workers union can help beat Ebola 2014-10-23 [Global Post]


Libya

ITF applauds peace accolade for Libyan port workers’ leader 2014-11-15 [ITF Global Union]
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]


Madagascar

The Fight Against Exploitation Of Underage Domestic Workers 2014-10-21 [Reuters]
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]


Malawi

Anti-corruption bureau staff strike over pay 2014-12-09 [The Times]
University staff strike in pay push 2014-12-05 [The Times]
Unima Support Staff Demand 45 Percent Pay Hike 2014-12-05 [allAfrica]


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

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

Unions reject retirement age increase 2014-11-15 [Magharebia]
Unions Reject Retirement Age Increase 2014-11-13 [allAfrica]
Workers Wage One-Day General Strike 2014-11-01 [Solidarity Center]


Mozambique

Union seeks role in mine sale talks 2014-09-29 [Business Report]
Union seeks role in mine sale talks 2014-09-29 [The Independent]
Union Wants a Role in Project Talks to Safeguard Jobs 2014-09-27 [Bloomberg]


Namibia

Coca-Cola workers up in arms 2014-12-13 [New Era]
High Court Nips RCC Strike in the Bud 2014-12-12 [The New Era]
Road builders end strike 2014-12-03 [The New Era]


Niger

Who profits from gold mining in Niger? 2014-12-22 [Equal Times]
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]


Nigeria

Oil workers suspend nationwide strike 2014-12-19 [Daily Post Nigeria]
Oil workers begin strike 2014-12-16 [BBC]
Main oil worker unions to start strike today 2014-12-15 [Reuters]


Rwanda

ILO Urges Africa Governments On Labour Laws 2014-11-20 [allAfrica]
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]


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

Doctors strike again over Ebola care 2014-12-10 [Associated Press]
Doctors strike at main hospital in Ebola 2014-12-09 [The Mail]
Ebola crisis: doctors go on strike over inadequate equipment 2014-12-09 [The Guardian]


Somalia

Information Minister condemns brutal killing of freelance journalist in Galkacyo 2014-11-20 [RBC]
Trade union Complains About Federal Government Minister 2014-10-20 [Mareeg]
ILO and Festu Hold Seminar On Role of Trade Unions in National Development 2014-10-13 [allAfrica]


South Africa

Repositioning Social Dialogue: The South African Case 2014-12-22 [GLC]
COSATU General-Secretary open letter to the Sth African Communist Party 2014-12-20 [Politicsweb]
NUMSA's response to the South African Communist Party 2014-12-19 [NUMSA]


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

CPS Calls for All-Out Support for Napsawu Battle to Win Justice for Health Workers 2014-12-13 [COSATU]
CPS in Solidarity With Maloma Colliery Workers 2014-12-13 [COSATU]
ITUC's Burrow calls on ANC to act at Maloma 2014-12-13 [Africa Mining Intelligence]


Sudan

Teachers Strike in South Darfur, Students Reject Fees 2014-11-19 [Radio Dabanga]
Teachers in South Darfur call open-ended strike over salaries 2014-11-18 [The Tribune]
Khartoum hospital strikes after arrests, protest 2014-11-08 [Radio Dabanga]


Tanzania

CRDB signs workers deal with Tz union 2014-12-08 [Business Week]
Govt owes Sh17bn to workers union 2014-12-06 [IPP Media]
Labourers Mull Strike Over Abuse, Underpayment 2014-11-10 [allAfrica]


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

UGTT-Utica Debate Focuses On Easing Labour Code 2014-12-13 [TAP]
Angry construction workers meet House Speaker 2014-12-13 [TAP]
IndustriALL Executive Committee in Tunis - show of support for democratic developments in which unions played key part 2014-12-08 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Uganda

Strike over inadequate Ebola equipment 2014-12-09 [New Vision]
Patients, Police Harass Us - Health Workers 2014-10-17 [allAfrica]
Taxi operators call off strike 2014-08-26 [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

Mines Union Sees Tough Wage Talks Amid Tax Disputes 2014-12-12 [Business Week]
Health workers in Solwezi want bonus arrears 2014-12-11 [The Times]
All set for ZCTU elections Tweet Email RSSS 2014-12-07 [The Daily Mail]


Zimbabwe

Magistrates Demand Big Salary Hike 2014-12-14 [Zimbabwe Independent]
ZCTU Warns Workers Against Violence 2014-12-01 [New Zimbabwe]
No Dispute On Telone Bonus Issue, Says Mtasa 2014-11-25 [allAfrica]
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