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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Social Security - Central Union, Employers' Organizations to Sign Agreement Shortly 2015-03-18 [allAfrica]
TKTMS Facilitates Return of Stranded Migrant Workers in Algeria 2015-03-17 [BWI]
Crackdown on Labor Rights Defenders. Wave of Arrests, Prosecutions of Unemployed Workers 2015-02-27 [Human Rights Watch]


Angola

Union Woman Announces Expansion of Committees in Huíla 2015-01-10 [allAfrica]
Trade Union Organisations Pledge to Improve Conditions of Employees 2014-10-28 [allAfrica]
Minister Highlights Labour Law Review 2013-06-14 [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

Public Service Act Complies With ILO Conventions 2015-03-28 [Daily News]
Botswana diamond workers bleed 2015-02-20 [Mail&Guardian]
BOPEU expects small budget surplus 2015-01-29 [Mmegi]


Burkina Faso

IWD Interview with Pafadnam Fatou from SNTBB Burkina Faso 2015-03-09 [BWI]
Strike stops operations at Avocet Mining's Inata mine 2014-12-09 [Mining Weekly]
BWI Statement on Burkina Faso 2014-11-21 [BWI]


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

ITF demands release of arrested Cameroon union leaders 2015-01-30 [ITF]
Transport Trade Unions Urged to Be Organised 2014-11-14 [Cameroon Tribune]
Trade union rights being attacked 2014-08-01 [Education International]


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

Civil services law expected to displace workers: Revolutionary Socialists 2015-03-30 [Daily News Egypt]
Quarter of Alexandria bakeries halt work over pay delay 2015-03-28 [Ahram Online]
1,000 workers at Ain Sokhna port on strike 2015-03-26 [Egypt Independent]


Equatorial Guinea


Eritrea

‘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]
Ex-Workers Sue Vancouver Mining Company Over Alleged Human Rights Abuses 2014-11-23 [CP]


Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA ON TRACK FOR NEW LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM 2015-03-16 [Equal Times]
Addis Ababa on track for new light rail transit system 2015-03-16 [Equal Times]
Rising to the top of the footwear industry through Decent Work; IWD 2015 2015-02-28 [ILO]


Gabon

Telecom, union showdown far from over 2015-03-31 [Biztech Africa]
Striking public workers reject pay offer 2015-03-19 [Yahoo]
Gabon workers seek justice after layoffs 2015-03-13 [IPS]


Gambia

Transport Union President Indicted for False Information 2015-02-07 [allAfrica]
Union sets up Ebola preparedness and response programme 2015-02-03 [Education International]
GTAFIWU President Attends ILO-OATUU Workshop in Ghana 2014-11-26 [allAfrica]


Ghana

Takoradi branch of PSWU elects new executives 2015-03-27 [Business Ghana]
Workers in waste collection services underpaid, exploited 2015-03-22 [GhanaWeb]
Newmont Urges Mine Workers Union to Rescind Decision to Strike 2015-03-18 [The Chronicle]


Guinea-Bissau

Workers Union Calls to Go on Strike 2012-05-03 [Prensa Latina]
Workers strike paralyses health sector 2010-03-31 [APA]


Kenya

Workers union wants Cofek sued over racism claims 2015-03-25 [The Standard]
ITF warns of crisis as Kenyan police make ready to attack drivers ActNOW! 2015-03-19 [ITF Global Union]
Truckers employed by Agility protest long driving hours ActNOW! 2015-03-19 [JOC]


Lesotho

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]
Union busting attempt suspected at Lesotho Johnson Controls 2015-02-11 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Liberia

NPA Management, Workers Union Sign CBA, As Labor Congress Expresses Satisfaction 2015-03-28 [GNN]
'Mobile Money' Teachers Want Salary Arrears 2015-03-27 [The Inquirer]
Effort Against Child Labor Gains Momentum 2015-03-27 [The News]


Libya

Gunmen kill 12 Libyans and foreign workers at oilfield raid 2015-02-05 [Reuters]
Manila working to free captive oilfield workers in Libya 2015-02-05 [World Bulletin]
5 foreigners among 13 killed in Libya oil field attack: Guard 2015-02-05 [AFP]


Madagascar

Mine Workers Strike Over Health-Care Access 2015-03-24 [Bloomberg]
Madagascar fisheries ravaged by foreign plunder 2015-03-23 [Equal Times]
Safety first? Another fatality at Rio Tinto 2015-02-05 [IndustriALL Global Union]


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

Miners on strike over wages 2015-02-25 [The Global Post]
Jailed for denouncing slavery in Mauritania 2015-01-19 [Equal Times]
Clashes erupt after Mauritania anti-slavery activists jailed 2015-01-17 [Middle East Eye]


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

How unions took advantage of the Arab uprisings 2015-03-25 [The Post]
Moroccan trade unionist to speak at MENA Solidarity conference in February 2015-01-18 [MENA Solidarity Network]
Journalist union members reject threats of violence and terrorism 2015-01-16 [Magharebia]


Mozambique

Kenmare to cut Moma staff 2015-02-18 [Mining Weekly]
Workers On Strike At Indian-Owned Coal Mine 2015-01-17 [All-Africa]
Police Clamp Down On Majermane Marches 2014-12-26 [AIM]


Namibia

Namibia: Nunw Blast Uiheni Demand 2015-03-30 [allAfrica]
Baptism of Fire for New Labour Minister 2015-03-25 [The New Era]
New Domestic Workers' Union Demands N$3 500 2015-03-24 [The Namibian]


Niger

Oil refinery workers launch four-day strike 2015-02-04 [Reuters]
Workers at oil refinery start 3-day strike 2015-01-29 [Reuters]
Oil Refinery Workers Hold Two-Day Strike Over Pay 2015-01-24 [Bloomberg]


Nigeria

Dockworkers Call Off Warning Strike 2015-03-27 [Daily Trust]
Air Transport Workers Threaten Strike over Poor Welfare 2015-03-27 [This Day]
NLC Names Task Force On Workers' Pay 2015-03-27 [allAfrica]


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

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]
Ebola support staff and members of burial team stage strike 2015-01-26 [Concord Times]


Somalia

Union leader escapes Somali Islamic terrorist rampage 2015-03-31 [ITUC]
Trade unionists develop work plan to improve pay and working conditions in the informal sector 2015-03-27 [TUC]
Solidarity with hotel workers killed in Mogadishu terror attack 2015-02-27 [IUF]


South Africa

BHP Billiton: Manganese workers begin strike over unpaid bonuses 2015-03-31 [Business Report]
Main Labor Grouping Said to Expel Leader Vavi 2015-03-31 [Bloomberg]
Vavi dismissal: A catalytic moment in a shifting political landscape 2015-03-31 [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

Unions march over PSs’ allowances ActNOW! 2015-03-27 [The Observer]
Remembering Swaziland's prisoners of conscience after one year ActNOW! 2015-03-25 [Equal Times]
The King of Old-Fashioned Repression ActNOW! 2015-03-25 [WorldPost]


Sudan

Police Retirees Protest At Sudan's Presidential Palace to Demand Financial Dues 2015-02-16 [Sudan Tribune]
British Society of Authors reacts to closure of Sudanese Writers Union 2015-02-12 [Society of Authors]
Journalist Union leader sued for shaking hands with Israeli Ambassador 2015-01-29 [Sudan Tribune]


Tanzania

Urafiki loses appeal over minimum wages 2015-03-02 [The Daily News]
High Court halts TAZARA workers 3-Day strike 2015-01-26 [Business Week]
Ministry unaware of meeting with TAZARA employees 2015-01-23 [The Daily News]


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

Union-Backed Social Forum Event Draws Young Workers 2015-04-01 [Solidarity Center]
WSF Volunteers’ Strike Raises Questions about Local Organizers 2015-04-01 [Tunisia Live]
UGTT urges unionists to take part in march against terrorism 2015-03-30 [The National]


Uganda

Journalists Ban - Details Emerge 2015-03-14 [The Observer]
Parliament Can't Retire Journalists 2015-03-14 [The Observer]
Perspectives: Life of a Trade Union Leader 2015-03-03 [Law at the Margins]


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

ZUFIAW urges Government to end casualization 2015-04-01 [The Times]
Strike Looming at UNZA and CBU 2015-03-31 [Zambia Reports]
ZCTU, FFTUZ Backs New Retirement Age 2015-03-26 [Zambia Reports]


Zimbabwe

Govt fails to remit civil servants’ contributions 2015-03-29 [The Independent]
Diamond workers call for wider consultation before merger 2015-03-28 [Newsday]
Gumbo, Mutasa court Tsvangirai 2015-03-28 [Nehanda Radio]
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