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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

The secret history behind the Algeria-Germany World Cup duel - and trade union involvement 2014-07-13 [EuraAsia Review]
URGENT ACTION: Government of Algeria must recognize NOW workers' right to form independent trade unions 2014-06-03 [IUF]
Workers' rights trampled 2014-05-27 [Human Rights Watch]


Angola

Minister Highlights Labour Law Review 2013-06-14 [Angola Press]
Unta - CS Wants Better Wages to Encourage Workers 2013-05-02 [Angola Press]
Governor Guarantees Protection to HIV/Aids Positive Workers 2013-01-24 [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

Botswana diamond giant, union clash over x-ray machines 2014-07-28 [StarAfrica]
SSG training for possible strike? 2014-01-30 [The Gazette]
Nurses strike looming? 2013-10-03 [The Gazette]


Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso workers protest high living costs 2013-07-21 [AP]
Trade union holds women’s congress 2013-02-18 [Eiucation International]
Labor Union Threatens Protests Over Prices, Wages 2011-05-02 [Bloomberg]


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

Unions call for national strike over fuel subsidies cut 2014-07-17 [Reuters]
Government raises salaries as it faces opposition to fuel subsidy cuts 2014-07-08 [Reuters]
Transport workers to strike over fuel hikes 2014-07-03 [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

Jailed journalists say they will appeal 2014-07-25 [RTÉ]
Maximum wages announced, regulations show no exemptions 2014-07-24 [Daily News Egypt]
Executive interference in drafting media laws is inadmissible: Press Syndicate 2014-07-13 [Daily News Egypt]


Equatorial Guinea


Eritrea

ITUC Calls for Release of Swedish Journalist from Eritrean Prison 2012-09-29 [ITUC]
IFJ Joins FAJ Press Freedom Day Call for Release of Journalists in Eritrea 2011-05-04 [IFJ]
Union Striving to Promote Workers Safety and Health 2010-09-23 [Shabait]


Ethiopia

Premier announces pay raise for civil servants 2014-06-25 [ERTA]
Ethiopia: where independent journalists are jailed as “terrorists” 2014-04-23 [Equal Times]
IndustriALL women members in Ethiopia unite to fight inequality and to organize more women into unions 2014-04-03 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Gabon

Customs workers step up strike action 2014-03-05 [The Daily]
Students join striking teachers 2013-11-30 [AFP]
Oil workers say suspend strike after demands met 2013-03-17 [Reuters]


Gambia

Employment Minister Debunks Worker Union’s Claim 2014-05-02 [Jollfnews]
Gambia’s four-day work week: Maybe it’s not so crazy 2013-02-05 [Daily Maverick]
Gambia introduces four-day week 2013-02-01 [BBC ]


Ghana

Thousands demonstrate against inflation in Ghana 2014-07-29 [SpyGhana]
TUC demo was belated - Akoto Osei 2014-07-28 [Ghanaweb]
Game locked: Workers on strike 2014-07-27 [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

Mind your own business, COTU tells rival union 2014-07-26 [Capital FM]
North Rift Unions Back Cotu Strike 2014-07-25 [allAfrica]
Dock workers issue two strike notices 2014-07-24 [The Star]


Lesotho

Lesotho Teachers Trade Union General Secretary’s Address to COSATU Free State International Relations Committee 2014-07-16 [Cosatu]
Workers strike over slave wages at Crabtree in Lesotho 2014-05-08 [IndustriALL]
Teachers to petition Minister 2014-02-25 [PE]


Liberia

Nimba Protest Is War Mongering - United Workers Union 2014-07-09 [allAfrica]
Trouble Brews At China Union 2014-06-02 [allAfrica]
Health Workers Protest Appalling Working Conditions 2014-04-14 [allAfrica]


Libya

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]
Support crumbles in east Libya for oil blockade leader 2014-02-01 [Defence Web]


Madagascar

Mass dismissals at Rio Tinto in Madagascar 2013-08-01 [IndustriALL Global Union]
solidarity message 2012-02-24 [www.ituc-africa.org]
Customs Workers to Expand Strike 2011-07-05 [Bloomberg]


Malawi

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]
Record profits produce few benefits for Malawi’s sugar workers 2014-01-09 [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

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]
Anti-slavery activist wins UN award 2013-12-31 [Magharebia ]


Mauritius

Civil Society Days in Mauritius 2012-06-07 [PSI]
For the cause of workers 2011-09-17 [Le Defi]
BWI affiliate reaffirms strong Unions save lives! 2011-05-18 [BWI]


Morocco

Total Call : determined to fight all forms of trade unionism 2014-07-09 [UMT]
PM to Relaunch Dialogue With Unions 2014-06-09 [Magharebia]
May Day delivers minimum wage hike 2014-05-04 [Magharebia]


Mozambique

Sugar Service Workers On Strike 2014-06-22 [allAfrica]
Trade Union, Workers Unsatisfied With Wage Increases 2014-05-03 [AFK Insider]
Assembly Grants Trade Union Rights to State Workers 2014-05-02 [allAfrica]


Namibia

Namdeb workers vote for strike 2014-07-28 [The Namibian]
Workers call for NDC board removal 2014-07-28 [The Namibian]
Petrol attendants strike illegal – Ministry 2014-07-26 [StarAfrica]


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

Rivers: Primary healthcare workers declare indefinite strike 2014-07-30 [The Daily Post]
Labour Minister’s Intervention Avert Maritime Workers Strike 2014-07-29 [Leadership]
Medical consultants caution govt against use of military doctors to break strike 2014-07-29 [The Guardian]


Rwanda

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]
When Illegal Dismissal of Teachers Targets Trade Unions 2014-06-03 [allAfrica]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

Civil aviation activists build structure to tackle HIV/AIDS 2014-01-30 [ITF news]
Denel staff taken hostage 2013-05-07 [Business Day]
Public stranded by fresh public transport strike 2012-01-25 [AFP]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

Dock Workers Aggrieved … Mass Resignation Looms 2014-07-05 [Express Media]
Dock Workers Union gets New President 2014-06-28 [Awoko]
Dock Workers Union say no election 2014-06-19 [Express Media]


Somalia

IFJ Demands Justice for Journalist Murdered in Somalia 2014-06-25 [IFJ]
FESTU applauds Somali government for ratifying ILO core conventions 2014-03-31 [Equal Times]
Unions face intimidation, death threats and bombs 2013-10-01 [IndustriALL Global Union]


South Africa

Gauteng Fatal Accident At Doornkop Mine 2014-07-30 [Cosatu]
Gauteng Miner dies at accident-hit Harmony Gold mine 2014-07-30 [eNCA]
Unemployment rate spirals further into the record books 2014-07-30 [Mail&Guardian]


South Sudan

The economics of stability in South Sudan 2014-01-08 [Equal Times]
Union calls on university lecturers to halt strike 2013-10-09 [The Tribune]
Strong unions are needed to make oil a blessing 2013-09-02 [South Sudan News Agency]


Swaziland

COSATU condemns the iron fist that deepens the crisis of human rights violations 2014-07-29 [Cosatu]
30 suspended for picketing at Kang-Fa 2014-07-28 [The Observer]
Another strike looms at Illovo as three fired 2014-07-26 [The Observer]


Sudan

Sudan-Turkey Union Co-operation Agreement 2014-03-24 [Vision]
Women's day event denied permission in Sudan 2014-03-09 [AJ]
Gezira Workers Union Calls Off Strike 2014-01-06 [Vision]


Tanzania

Five months no pay Tazara workers strike 2014-07-24 [Zambia Watchdog]
Govt orders TAZARA workers to end strike 2014-05-28 [IPP Media]
Officials from both countries to meet over rail strike 2014-05-15 [The Daily News]


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 proud of what has been accomplished thus far in Tunisia following the revolution 2014-07-29 [BWI]
UGTT at head of national unity march to save Tunisia from terrorism 2014-07-25 [TAP]
Student Union hunger strikers on 25th day protesting unfair denial of public sector job opportunities 2014-07-12 [Tunisia Live]


Uganda

Makerere University kitchen staff demand sh2.5b terminal benefits 2014-07-21 [New Vision]
Batwa: the most marginalised people in Uganda? 2014-06-06 [Equal Times]
President of Uganda signed into law legislation which criminalizes same-sex relations 2014-03-08 [CUPE]


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

ZCTU was already dead when I took over – Hikaumba 2014-07-28 [UKZambians]
ZULAWU urges politicians not to demonise councils over CDF 2014-07-19 [The Post]
Feel free to go on strike when aggrieved, pray for sick Sata- ZCTU 2014-07-15 [Zambia Watchdog]


Zimbabwe

MP attacks trade unionists 2014-07-24 [The Zimbabwea]
Soft Drink Wage Dispute Reaches Deadlock 2014-07-18 [allAfrica]
Boozers’ relief as Goche averts beer strike 2014-07-17 [The New Zimbabwe]
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