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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

BOPEU calls for unity 2014-11-26 [Mmegi]
Man of the Moment 2014-11-22 [The Voice]
Public service union divided on political affiliation 2014-10-14 [StarAfrica]


Burkina Faso

BWI Statement on Burkina Faso 2014-11-21 [BWI]
Burkinabé workers – between fear and hope 2014-11-12 [Equal Times]
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

Trade unionists highlight gender equality 2014-03-24 [Education International]
Death of Ivory Coast union leader Basile Mahan Gahé 2013-09-18 [IUF]
Basile Mahan Gahé passes away 2013-09-18 [ITUC]


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

Egyptian ironworkers suspend all production 2014-11-25 [Egypt Independent]
Workers strike at Helwan steel company 2014-11-24 [Daily News Egypt]
Iron workers stop all production making massive demands on bosses 2014-11-24 [Egypt Independent]


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

Telecom striking employees threaten disruption 2014-11-20 [Biztech]
Health Workers On Strike Over Allowances 2014-07-31 [The Tribune]
Customs workers step up strike action 2014-03-05 [The Daily]


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

Informal sector joins TUC to protect interest of workers 2014-11-26 [GBC]
Court to rule on the strike action by the 12 labour unions 2014-11-25 [SpyGhana]
UHAS Management and FUSSAG to engage constructively 2014-11-25 [GhanaWeb]


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

Stranded workers demand evacuation after Islamist attack 2014-11-28 [Reuters]
Unions warn thousands of workers to leave restive north 2014-11-25 [New Vision]
Nurses Slam CS for Failing to Sign Deal 2014-11-24 [allAfrica]


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

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]
Spend a day with Liberia's ambulance workers facing Ebola 2014-10-22 [ABC 7.30]


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

JUMA supports Mutharika allowances to reporters who are mostly underpaid by their Media houses 2014-11-28 [The Post]
Polling staff paid 2014-07-20 [The Nyasa Times]
Malawi’s new govt must ensure the people – not MNCs – benefit from its mineral wealth 2014-06-19 [Equal 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

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 workers strike over pay dispute 2014-11-20 [Reuters]
Employees of Sugar Industry Gathered For A Strike 2014-11-19 [Island Crisis News]
This Is What a Feminist Looks Like in Mauritius 2014-11-13 [The Nation]


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

NUNW not ashamed to be in bed with Swapo 2014-11-17 [The New Era]
Terminal Contractor Signs Labour Pact 2014-11-14 [allAfrica]
Union condemns improper land allocation 2014-11-14 [The Economist]


Niger

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]
Workers strike at Chinese-owned mine 2013-06-10 [FT]


Nigeria

NAFDAC workers suspend strike 2014-11-28 [World Stage]
Labour Threatens Strike in Defence Ministry 2014-11-28 [This Day]
Uduaghan’s Aide Urges Health Workers To Call Off Strike 2014-11-27 [The Daily Times]


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

Ebola victims’ bodies left in hospital doorway by protesting burial teams 2014-11-26 [The Guardian]
Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone health workers strike 2014-11-14 [BBC]
Strike complicates Sierra Leone Ebola battle 2014-11-14 [Al Jazeera America]


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

Numsa: We won't back down, No, We won't back down 2014-11-28 [Daily Maverick]
Unions Consider Forming Rival to Cosatu Federation 2014-11-28 [Bloomberg]
Public service superunion to be set up next year as rival to Cosatu 2014-11-28 [Business Day]


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

Heavily Armed Police Intimidate Striking Workers at ANC-owned Mine in Swaziland 2014-11-28 [ITUC]
Tense standoff at Swazi Maloma Colliery owned by SthAfrica governing party 2014-11-28 [Industriall ]
Nearly 7000 slave workers in Swaziland 2014-11-28 [Swazi Media Commentary]


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

Labourers Mull Strike Over Abuse, Underpayment 2014-11-10 [allAfrica]
TUCTA asks politicians to back off 2014-08-03 [The Daily News]
TUCTA set for presidential poll 2014-08-02 [IPP Media]


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

Essebsi favoured over Marzouki in presidential second round as general strike threatens 2014-11-27 [Ahram]
Attack on the General Secretary of the UGTT Tunisia: the ITUC expresses its condemnation and solidarity 2014-11-18 [ITUC]
Recent attack against UGTT « aims to derail democratic transition » (Abassi) 2014-11-17 [TAP]


Uganda

Patients, Police Harass Us - Health Workers 2014-10-17 [allAfrica]
Taxi operators call off strike 2014-08-26 [The New Vision]
Police warn taxi drivers, cyclists over strike 2014-08-25 [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

Unions will need to dialogue with govt - Shamenda 2014-11-22 [The Post]
MUZ urges PF not to betray people’s trust 2014-11-20 [The Post]
International Drug Company (IDC) fires workers for demanding decent wages 2014-10-29 [Watchdog]


Zimbabwe

No Dispute On Telone Bonus Issue, Says Mtasa 2014-11-25 [allAfrica]
Marange Resources fails to pay workers, blames Belgium cash seizure 2014-11-22 [New Zimbabwe]
Doctors end strike, return to work 2014-11-15 [New Zimbabwe]
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