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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Council of Ministers Adopts Series of Measures in Favour of Workers, Students 2015-07-28 [ Algerie Presse Service ]
Tramway strike over union rights enters day six 2015-07-11 [ITF Global Union]
Labor Minister denies additional conditions for Egyptian workers 2015-07-06 [Egypt Independent]


Angola

Angola’s saga of repression 2015-07-09 [Equal Times]
Unions call for transparency use of public resources 2015-05-02 [Spy Ghana]
General Inspection Records Over 500 Labour Accidents 2015-04-17 [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

BURS Workers On Strike 2015-07-25 [The Voice]
Revenue collectors begin indefinite strike 2015-07-25 [Star Africa]
Looming revenue collector strike to affect Botswana economy 2015-07-17 [Star Africa]


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

Journalists union members, civil society activists seek refuge in Rwanda 2015-06-28 [AFP]
POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT FUEL BURUNDI’S UNREST 2015-05-07 [Equal Times]
Protests overshadow May Day celebrations 2015-05-02 [The Weekly]


Cameroon

Health workers strike over dilapidated hospitals 2015-06-19 [Deutsche Welle]
Country celebrates International Labour Day 2015-05-02 [Concord]
ITF demands release of arrested Cameroon union leaders 2015-01-30 [ITF]


Cape Verde

SOCIAL PROTECTION IN CABO VERDE: THE LITTLE ARCHIPELAGO THAT COULD 2015-06-08 [Equal Times]
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 Ministry workers issue strike notice 2015-07-24 [The Daily]
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]


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

Journalist Union describes new anti-terror laws shameful, poss sending media workers to jail 2015-07-28 [Al-Monitor]
IFJ slams Egypt over crippling fine for reporting ‘false information that contradicts official statements’ in new anti-terrorism bill 2015-07-21 [IFJ]
Dozens Detained Secretly 2015-07-21 [HRW]


Equatorial Guinea

INVESTMENT IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA WILL NOT END HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES 2015-06-24 [Equal Times]


Eritrea

UN Report Alleges Forced Labor at Canadian-Owned Mine in Eritrea 2015-06-12 [VICE News]
‘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]


Ethiopia

IFJ asks US President to demand release of imprisoned journalists in Ethiopia 2015-07-25 [IFJ]
CETU Accuses Employing Agencies for Compromising Workers' Benefits 2015-05-05 [Ethiopian Herald]
Driving Organising, Negotiation and Policy Influencing in Ethiopia via HIV and AIDS Workplace Education. 2015-04-14 [BWI]


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

Agricultural workers union savings increased by 100 per cent 2015-05-26 [The Point]
Workers Union Calls for Introduction of 'Driver Employment Card' 2015-05-10 [The Point]
Transport Union President Indicted for False Information 2015-02-07 [allAfrica]


Ghana

TEWU gives gov’t one-month ultimatum 2015-07-27 [Ghana Web]
Will Ghana stay dark, go coal – or go green? 2015-07-16 [Equal Times]
‘Sacking of FPSO workers causing gas problems’ 2015-07-15 [Ghana Web]


Guinea-Bissau

Workers Union Calls to Go on Strike 2012-05-03 [Prensa Latina]


Kenya

To pay or not to pay your house help Sh11,000? 2015-07-14 [The Star]
KPA Evicts 28 Workers It Sacked for Taking Part in Strike 2015-07-07 [allAfrica]
Court orders KPA workers reinstated to staff houses 2015-07-07 [Capital FM]


Lesotho

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates organising predominantly in Lesotho’s textile and garment sector have merged 2015-06-06 [IndustriALL Global Union]
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]


Liberia

Pay Cut Cruelty Puts Low-Level Workers At Risk 2015-07-21 [FrontPage Africa]
Political Parties Slam Gov't Over Civil Service Salary Cuts 2015-07-16 [FrontPage Africa]
Public officials get salary cut 2015-07-11 [FrontPage Africa]


Libya

Four Italian construction workers kidnapped in Libya 2015-07-21 [Middle East Online]
Cheated Benghazi nurses get their money back 2015-06-28 [Libyan Herald]
The Brutal Silencing of a Woman at the Forefront of Libya’s Rebellion 2015-06-10 [NY Times]


Madagascar

Union achieves CBA and ends Air Madagascar strike 2015-07-24 [ITF Global Union]
Union achieves CBA and ends Air Madagascar strike 2015-07-22 [ITF]
Air Madagascar Strike Ends 2015-07-20 [Airwise]


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

Plight of garment workers highlighted 2015-06-06 [Fibre2Fashion]
Sugar Industry Employees & MSPA Found An Agreement 2014-11-30 [Island Crisis News]
Sugar industry strike continues 2014-11-29 [Coast News]


Morocco

13,700 Moroccan Call Center Workers Win Union 2015-07-07 [Solidarity Center]
Peugeot plans new Morocco plant in bid to cut costs 2015-06-20 [Trade Arabia]
Call centre workers win historic recognition ballot 2015-06-18 [UNI Global Union]


Mozambique

Chinese recyclers booted from Mozambique for worker abuse 2015-06-08 [Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique]
Strikers Win Long Term Contracts 2015-05-08 [AIM]
Minimum Wage in State Rises By 10 Per Cent 2015-04-18 [AIM]


Namibia

Rio Tinto workers protest against cameras in haul trucks 2015-07-23 [The Namibian]
Walvis Bay salt producer labour dispute rages on 2015-07-17 [The Namibian]
Namib Mills gets urgent interdict against strike 2015-07-15 [The Namibian]


Niger

Workers' union says CNPC blocks fuel exports from Niger refinery 2015-07-16 [Reuters]
Court declares Areva workers strike illegal, ends walk-out 2015-04-10 [Reuters]
Oil refinery workers launch four-day strike 2015-02-04 [Reuters]


Nigeria

NULGE Suspends Strike in Kwara 2015-07-27 [This Day]
Why Council Strike Will Persist – NULGE 2015-07-26 [The Guardian]
Union to demand hike in minimum wage soon 2015-07-25 [Star Africa]


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

Maternal deaths to rise sharply as number of health workers who lost their lives in Ebola outbreak reaches 12% 2015-07-21 [Concord Times]
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]


Somalia

IFJ mourns killing of two journalists in a terrorist attack in Mogadishu 2015-07-28 [IFJ]
Labour Movement Participates in 104th Session of International Labour Conference 2015-06-07 [Current]
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]


South Africa

Municipal strike threat as Samwu shrugs off 7% offer 2015-07-27 [The Times]
Malema calls on Vavi, Numsa & Amcu to unite workers 2015-07-27 [Eyewitness News]
Numsa - It Time to Build a New Labour Federation 2015-07-26 [Daily Maverick]


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

FESWATU - The game-changer in SD’s trade unionism 2015-07-19 [The Observer]
Is the pressure for change in Africa's last feudal state actually working? 2015-07-15 [Stronger Unions]
Human Rights Leaders Released from Prison 2015-07-15 [Solidarity Center]


Sudan

Warrap Workers Union slams governor for cutting off support 2015-07-18 [Radio Tamazuj]
Portrait of Child Labourers 2015-06-13 [Al Jazeera]
Journalists to discuss press freedoms with security services 2015-05-30 [The Tribune]


Tanzania

Tanzanians Celebrate Labour Day 2015-05-01 [allAfrica]
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]


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

Number of Lost Working Days in Public Institutions Edges Down 98 Percent in June 2015-07-13 [TAP]
President meets UGTT leader to discuss ways to improve social and economic situation 2015-07-10 [TAP]
An economy waiting for a miracle 2015-07-06 [AlJazeera]


Uganda

Unions in joint organizing drive 2015-07-08 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Taxi drivers told on unity, being sober 2015-06-19 [The New Vision]
Ugandan union elections successful after police disruption ended 2015-06-11 [ITF]


Western Sahara

Canarian Workers Trade Union Condemns Moroccan 'Brutal' Repression Against Saharawi Population 2015-07-11 [SPS]
Ugtsario Take Parts in the 2th Trade Union Congress in Brazil 2015-06-09 [El Aiaun]
Labour union of Nigeria protests Morocco’s colonization of Western Sahara 2015-06-02 [Premium Times]


Zambia

End casualisation of council workers, urges ZULAWU 2015-07-27 [The Times]
How safe are Zambian copper mines? 2015-07-26 [The Daily Mail]
ZANASU urges govt not to take sides in resolving CBU impasse 2015-07-12 [The Post]


Zimbabwe

Terminations - Workers Threaten Protests 2015-07-27 [allAfrica]
Terminations: Workers threaten protests 2015-07-26 [The Standard]
6,000 employees dismissed, unions appeal to President 2015-07-25 [The Chronicle]
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