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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

In Meeting with Algeria, EU Should Insist on Independent Trade Union Rights 2018-05-15 [ITUC]
No negotiations and no strike 2018-04-25 [The Monitor]
Global unions target Algerian government as ILO mission is cancelled 2018-04-19 [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

Constitutional Court rejects abolition of public servants’ right to strike 2018-01-20 [APA]
Public sector workers strike for the right to strike 2018-01-18 [News24]
For U.S.$6 a Month, Child Trafficking Nearly Halted in Benin Hotspot 2017-12-24 [Reuters]


Botswana

Manufacturing could lift decade long wage stagnation-report 2018-05-04 [Mmgei-on line]
Journalists harassed at airport by security forces 2018-04-26 [IFJ]
The Union Giant 2018-03-24 [The Voice]


Burkina Faso

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]
Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso summons Libyan ambassador over slavery claims 2017-11-22 [Libyan Express]


Burundi

Deductions from workers' salaries to pay for elections 2018-02-03 [The Graphic]
Female Police Officers Demand Appropriate Working Conditions 2017-03-13 [lwacu]
UN Says Delayed Peacekeeper Salaries Soon to Be Paid 2017-01-24 [Iwacu]


Cameroon

Water back in public hands 2018-05-02 [PSI]
University Lecturers Call Off Strike 2017-12-02 [Cameroon Tribune ]
Calls to free Ahmed Abba grow as mystery surrounds appeal hearing 2017-08-18 [IFJ]


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

Public sector back to work after seven-week strike 2018-03-21 [The Independent]
'Pay equity' project 2018-03-06 [PSI]
Striking public sector workers refuse to back down 2018-03-05 [Le Journal]


Comoros


Congo


Cote Divoire

IndustriALL demands respect for workers’ rights and permanent jobs in the Ivory Coast 2018-04-17 [IndustriALL]
Ivory Coast: Continued fight for workers’ rights in the oil sector 2017-12-19 [IndustriALL]
Union bashing in Ivory Coast’s oil sector must end 2017-07-20 [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

Freelance journalist sentenced to ten years 2018-05-24 [IFJ]
Banks turn to companies with temporary workers to promote Aman certificate 2018-03-12 [menafn]
Government must stop intimidating journalists ahead of elections 2018-02-27 [IFJ]


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

Labour Strike Rocks Bole Lemi Industrial Park 2018-05-25 [Addis Fortune]
Abused Ethiopian domestic worker is “the poster girl for kafala” in Lebanon 2018-05-23 [ET]
Ethiopia: Meeting stirs debate on living wages 2018-05-23 [IndustriALL]


Gabon

Public, Private Sector Workers On Indefinite Strike for Basic Labour Rights 2018-03-14 [allAfrica]
Remy Ebanega and the ANFPG: Breaking through for footballers in Gabon 2017-03-29 [UNI Global Union]
Striking teachers call for social dialogue to improve the education system 2017-02-28 [Education International]


Gambia

67 construction workers sacked 2017-12-13 [Foroyaa ]
Gambia: Jammeh’s victims begin the long road to justice and healing 2017-11-14 [Equal Times]
Gambia: Jammeh’s victims begin the long road to justice and healing 2017-11-14 [equal times]


Ghana

PSI affiliate suspects fishy deal following announcement of Meralco Consortium as new manager of electricity 2018-05-24 [PSI]
Drivers plying Fijai Efia Nkwanta hospital protest against delayed project 2018-05-22 [GBC]
Industrial And Commercial Workers Union Engaged Women In Cocoa Production 2018-05-18 [Modern Ghana]


Guinea-Bissau

Trade union leads civil servants’ strike 2018-05-08 [Le Journal]
Health workers join teachers in nationwide strike over wages 2016-04-07 [Africa News]


Kenya

Pushing for social dialogue 2018-05-24 [PSI]
April salary delay sparks outcry among Taita Taveta County staff 2018-05-21 [The Standard]
University lecturers end strike 2018-05-20 [Prothom Alo]


Lesotho

Organizing the diamond mining industry in Lesotho 2018-05-24 [IndustriALL]
Transport operators, govt headed for showdown 2018-05-14 [Lesotho Times]
Workers plead for PM's address 2018-05-07 [Lesotho Times]


Liberia

REINSTATED! Health Unionists Dismissed During Ebola Crisis Return to Work 2018-05-21 [PSI]
Radio and TV journalist Tyron Brown murdered 2018-04-23 [IFJ]
Ministry of Labor Resolves APM Terminals Impasse 2018-03-23 [Front Page]


Libya

Two journalists detained 2018-05-25 [IFJ]
Migrant death in Italy points to dire conditions in Libya: aid workers 2018-03-16 [Reuters]
Three oil workers died in hydrogen sulfide leak 2017-12-28 [Libya Observer]


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

Court order forces UNIMA support staff back to work 2018-04-16 [MENAFN]
Court order forces UNIMA support staff back to work 2018-04-15 [The Post]
Chancellor College faces closure amid rooming strike; demand 25 percent salary hike 2018-04-12 [The Post]


Mali

Strike halts gold output at two Randgold mines in Mali - union 2018-04-19 [Reuters]
Bank and insurance workers launch 3-day strike 2017-08-23 [Reuters]
Health workers end month-long strike in Mali 2017-04-17 [news24]


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

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]
Cleaners in Mauritius gain hard-earned victory 2017-11-03 [IndustriALL]


Morocco

ITF Inspectors help repatriate abandoned Ukrainian Seafarers 2018-04-19 [ITF]
Women in Morocco, Tunisia Highlight GBV at Work 2018-03-12 [Solidarity Center]
#TimeIsNow: International Women’s Day 2018 2018-03-07 [Solidarity Center]


Mozambique

Workers March On May Day 2018-05-03 [allAfrica]
Mozambique: Union shocked by appalling conditions at plastics factory 2018-04-04 [IndustriALL]
Trade Unions Warn Against Wage Freeze 2017-11-23 [allAfrica]


Namibia

Unions want inclusivity, lament labour conditions 2018-05-03 [The Namibian]
Annual leave now compulsory for government workers 2018-04-19 [New Era]
Unions losing relevance – Jauch ... only 25% of workers affiliated to unions 2018-04-16 [The Namibian]


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

Health Forum Urges Govt, Johesu to End Strike 2018-05-25 [The Times]
Lagos Assembly appeals to workers to return to work 2018-05-25 [Pulse]
UNIOSUN workers shut down school 2018-05-25 [The Times]


Rwanda

Labour Day to Be Marked in Rubavu District 2018-05-01 [The New Times]
Rwanda energy crisis: Trade union network campaigns against energy privatization 2018-02-12 [PSI]
Decent Work for the Rwandan Worker - a Labour Day Reflection 2017-05-01 [allafrica.com]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

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]
Air traffic controllers end strike at new airport 2017-12-17 [The Town Press]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

Water no get enemy? Not in Sierra Leone… 2017-09-04 [Equal Times]
Solidarity following Sierra Leone mudslide 2017-08-24 [PSI]
Salpost workers strike 2017-05-19 [Awoko]


Somalia

UN Human Rights Council urges to confront rampant impunity for gross human rights violations 2018-03-08 [IFJ]
IFJ expresses concerns over the escalation of attacks on media freedom in Somalia 2018-01-12 [IFJ]
Journalist killed by car bomb 2017-12-13 [IFJ]


South Africa

Inside Labour: Court threat to the PIC 2018-05-25 [Fin24]
Northern Cape Unemployment Insurance Fund looks for former mineworkers in bid to pay out unclaimed benefits 2018-05-25 [ANA/The Citizen]
Public servants claim to be victims of corruption, but seem unwilling to act on information 2018-05-25 [Business Day]


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

Is vote for women campaign doomed? 2018-05-14 [Times of Swaziland]
eSwatini: Union celebrates court victory 2018-04-28 [IndustriALL]
Swazi union condemns garment company for not respecting workers’ rights 2018-02-20 [IndustriALL]


Sudan

Port Sudan Cargo Workers Lift Strike 2018-05-04 [Radio Dabanga]
Strike By 20,000+ Cargo Workers Paralyses Port Sudan 2018-05-03 [allAfrica]
Workers Union Head Interrogated in Port Sudan 2018-04-06 [Radio Dabanga]


Tanzania

Female workers still paid less than male colleagues 2018-03-09 [The Citizen]
Education helps workers fight #gender-based violence in Tanzania’s flower industry 2018-02-02 [equal times]
TAZARA suspends train services over striking Zambian employees 2017-12-12 [Xinhua]


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

The growing power of Tunisia's labor union 2018-05-22 [al-Monitor]
FGTBB Tunisia elected Al Taieb Al Bahri as new General Secretary 2018-05-13 [BWI]
Solidarity Center’s Barkallah Receives Top Union Award 2018-05-09 [Solidarity Center]


Uganda

Nurses' Union threatens another sit down strike 2018-04-16 [The Monitor]
Doctors, Teachers and DPP Get Big Pay Raise 2018-03-28 [The Monitor]
NOTU threatens industrial action over salary mess 2018-03-26 [The Monitor]


Western Sahara

Sahrawi Lawyers Union denounces plunder of Western Sahara resources 2018-01-03 [SPS]
International Conference of Solidarity With Sahrawi Workers - UN Urged to End Moroccan Occupation 2016-12-07 [Algeria Press ]
Polisario Front takes part in congress of General Union workers in Murcia province 2016-05-15 [SPS]


Zambia

Moonlighting reversal praised 2018-05-20 [The Daily Mail]
‘Civil service transfers disrupting families’ 2018-05-07 [The Times]
Hikaumba: The union man 2018-04-15 [The Daily Mail]


Zimbabwe

State Workers Reject Mnangagwa Govt's 15% Salary Increase Offer 2018-05-18 [VoA]
Public workers reject higher government salary offer 2018-05-15 [The Times]
Teachers in make or break meeting 2018-05-13 [The Daily]
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