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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Pacific Breeze crew paid and repatriated  2017-04-19 [ITF]
IndustriALL condemns arrests of trade unionists 2017-04-04 [IAMAW]
Algerian energy union calls national strike 2017-04-04 [IndustriALL]


Angola

2 000 Angolan port workers strike over pay 2016-08-26 [News24Wire]
Employers Should Ensure Medical Tests for Workers 2016-03-24 [ANGOP]
Trade Unions Urge Salary Adjustment for Better Living 2016-02-20 [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

Soldiers need salary increase 2017-04-08 [mmegi]
BFTU Delegation Prepares For The 2017 ILO Conference 2017-03-07 [The Monitor]
Government can't win against workers! 2017-02-27 [Weekend Post]


Burkina Faso

Burkina road strike wins action on worker concerns 2017-02-14 [iTF]
Unions in Burkina Faso and Senegal fight back against precarious work 2016-12-01 [IndustriALL]
Patients languish in Burkina Faso amid doctors strike 2016-11-25 [Metro]


Burundi

Female Police Officers Demand Appropriate Working Conditions 2017-03-13 [lwacu]
UN Says Delayed Peacekeeper Salaries Soon to Be Paid 2017-01-24 [Iwacu]
Trade union confederation leader arrested 2016-12-30 [Iwacu]


Cameroon

School Strike Looks Set to Carry On 2017-04-13 [Newsweek]
‘Digital refugees’, repression and the death penalty – Cameroon’s escalating language conflict 2017-02-21 [Equal Times]
Cameroon: Bamenda - Teachers Trade Unions Suspend Strike Action 2017-02-06 [All Africa]


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

Chad: tentative progress on trade union rights 2017-04-11 [PSI]
Government wont pay striking workers 2016-12-26 [Africa News]
Oil workers end strike after Chinese employers raise pay 2014-03-19 [Reuters]


Comoros


Congo


Cote Divoire

Ivory Coast: union condemns lay-offs at Libya Oil 2017-04-27 [IndustriALL]
State oil workers strike in Ivory Coast 2017-02-16 [IndustriALL]
Workers extend strike at CNR's Ivory Coast oil and gas fields 2017-02-11 [Reuters]


Djibouti

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]
EI welcomes formerly imprisoned teacher unionist 2016-07-08 [Education International]


Egypt

Resilient and Evolving Social Activism 2017-04-27 [Carnegie Endowment ]
Finance Ministry to add 10% social allowance to workers' salaries from May 2017-04-27 [Egypt Independent ]
Egypt makes progress on new labour laws: ILO country director 2017-04-20 [dailynewsegypt]


Equatorial Guinea

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

This Horrific Video of an Ethiopian Domestic Worker Falling in Kuwait Must Prompt Change 2017-04-04 [OkayAfrica]
CETU unio in campaign for decent work conditions for women 2017-01-26 [Ethiopian Herald]
Two Radio Bilal Journalists Sentenced in Ethiopia On Terror Charges 2017-01-09 [CPJ]


Gabon

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]
Maurel & Prom Gabon strike may spread: Update 2017-02-27 [Argus]


Gambia

The tyrant has fallen – so what now for the Gambia? 2017-01-31 [Equal Times]
Union leader's death in prison triggers int'l outcry 2016-03-20 [Equal Times]
Gambia: union leader’s death in prison triggers international outcry 2016-03-14 [Equal Times]


Ghana

MMT staff allege mismanagement and call for heads to roll 2017-04-19 [The Graphic]
ICU executive averts strike by textile company workers 2017-04-10 [Ghanaweb]
ICU executive averts strike by textile company workers 2017-04-09 [The Graphic]


Guinea-Bissau

Health workers join teachers in nationwide strike over wages 2016-04-07 [Africa News]


Kenya

We’ve not, won’t pay medics for 100 days on strike, vows Kidero 2017-04-19 [The Star]
Kenyan Unions demand 22% wage increase 2017-04-18 [cnbcafrica]
Nairobi doctors in pay row with county 2017-04-17 [The Daily Nation]


Lesotho

20,000 workers protest in Lesotho to save AGOA 2016-12-18 [Just style]
Unions demonstrate to save AGOA 2016-12-01 [IndustriAll]
LCS fires staff union boss 2016-11-02 [Lesotho Tiomes]


Liberia

Resilience of Liberia trade unions: Attacks on workers, right to organise 2017-04-08 [The News]
Political activity by workers on rubber plantations banned 2017-03-28 [New Dawn ]
Reinstatement of Public Service Workers Unions Leaders Fall on Deaf Ears 2017-03-28 [Front Page Africa]


Libya

Billions paid for government employees illegally 2017-03-29 [Libya Observer]
EU to pay Libya to keep refugees out of Europe 2017-02-04 [ETUC]
Airport workers strikes after pay delayed by months 2016-12-04 [The Observer]


Madagascar

Levi's dragged into Madagascan dockworker dispute ActNOW! 2017-04-22 [Lloyds]
ITF Calls on Madagascar Port to Reinstate Union Workers ActNOW! 2017-04-04 [maritime-executive]
Government faces ILO complaint over 43 sacked dockworkers ActNOW! 2017-04-04 [ITF Global Union]


Malawi

Admarc Staff Continue Strike Day 2, Demands Pay Rise 2017-03-17 [Nyasa Times]
University of Malawi changes Chanco opening dates over academic staff strike 2017-03-16 [Nyasa Times]
Govt Finally Brings Back 60 Trafficked Women From Kuwait 2017-03-14 [Nyasa Times]


Mali

Health workers end month-long strike in Mali 2017-04-17 [news24]
Mali doctors strike paralyses hospitals 2017-03-17 [malaysiasun]
Mali health workers strike over pay 2017-03-16 [AfricaNews]


Mauritania

10 Mauritanian anti-slavery activists win freedom 2016-11-20 [Middle East Eye]
Canadian firm agrees deal in Mauritania mine dispute 2016-10-04 [World Bulletin]
Canadian gold mining firm embroiled in labour dispute and corruption allegations 2016-07-13 [rabble]


Mauritius

Workers on the streets for their rights 2017-02-10 [BWI Global Union]
Magnetic Card vs Bus Ticket: Union Workers Mention Potential Problems 2016-03-13 [Island Crisis]
Plight of garment workers highlighted 2015-06-06 [Fibre2Fashion]


Morocco

Rosalie, Domestic Worker from DRC, Champions Migrant Worker Rights in Morocco 2017-04-14 [Solidarity Center]
Union urges strike for wage hike, pension revision 2017-04-09 [Xinhua]
Government must consider workers in oil refinery sale 2017-03-29 [IndustriALL]


Mozambique

Mozambique Increases Minimum Wages in Spite of IMF Warning 2017-04-20 [bloomberg]
Bus Workers Threaten Strike Action 2017-03-17 [AIM]
Bus Workers' Strike Called Off 2017-02-07 [allAfrica]


Namibia

Rosh Pinah mine disciplines workers over strike 2017-04-26 [The Namibian]
Rosh Pinah mineworkers under threat after wildcat strike 2017-04-24 [The New Era]
Contractor fails to pay workers 2017-04-18 [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

Recall sacked labour leaders, NLC urges Amosun 2017-04-26 [The Tribune]
LASPOTECH lecturers begin indefinite strike 2017-04-23 [Naija]
NULGE advocates council autonomy 2017-04-22 [Today]


Rwanda

Spotlight Shone on Managers Over Breach of Labour Laws 2017-01-24 [New Times ]
There’s still some way to go before Kigali’s street vendors secure decent work 2016-11-02 [Equal Times]
Workers Union Call for Minimum Wage 2016-08-19 [Focus]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

The Senegalese fishermen trapped between hunger and exile 2017-04-04 [Equal Times ]
The Senegalese fishermen trapped between hunger and exile 2017-04-03 [Equal Times]
WATER FIGHT WITH CEMENT FACTORY LEAVES SENEGALESE HIGH AND DRY 2016-10-07 [Equal Times]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s farmers continue to fight multinational land grabs 2016-09-28 [Equal Times]
Workers strike at Shandong’s iron ore mine 2015-09-23 [The Nation]
Workers strike at Shandong's iron ore mine 2015-09-20 [Reuters]


Somalia

Trade unions call for an end to intimidation and impunity ActNOW! 2017-04-21 [Equal Times]
Trade unions call for an end to intimidation and impunity 2017-03-18 [Equal Times]
Somali trade unions call for an end to intimidation and impunity 2017-03-17 [equal times]


South Africa

Court interdict ends SAA strike 2017-04-28 [Dispatch Live]
Inside Labour: The danger in unprincipled unity 2017-04-28 [Fin24]
We are not fools - Sadtu on Zuma 2017-04-28 [News24]


South Sudan

Relief agencies in South Sudan pull workers out of Upper Nile 2017-04-19 [AFP]
University Of Bahr el Ghazal Trade Union Calls For Removal Of Vice Chancellor 2017-04-07 [Gurtong]
UNAMID local staff goes on strike over unpaid benefits 2016-07-29 [The Tribune]


Swaziland

SUFIAW strike interdicted 2017-04-13 [The Observer]
Swazi affiliate challenges union busting at textile factory 2017-03-19 [IndustriALL]
Your 'Rabidly Intolerant Regime Is A Dismal Failure', Swazi's King Mswati III Told 2017-03-13 [Huffington Post]


Sudan

University of Bahr el Ghazal’s VC distances self from workers strike 2017-03-31 [The Tribune]
Kordofan Teachers Boycot Examinations 2017-03-15 [Radio Dabanga]
Khartoum signs Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World 2017-01-15 [IFJ]


Tanzania

Tanzania Struggles to End Child Labor 2017-04-05 [VOA]
Tanzania to send 500 doctors to Kenya following end to strike 2017-03-20 [DW]
75 Per Cent of Civil Servants Can Now Move to Dodoma, Says Mhagama 2016-08-20 [The Daily News]


Togo

PPPs and the Right to Health: PSI French-speaking Africa Affiliates Call for People over Profit 2017-02-20 [PSI]
Phosphate miners launch new strike 2016-08-26 [eNCA]
Togo: IUF evaluation and planning workshop for domestic workers 2015-12-01 [Vicky Kanyoka]


Tunisia

Sick Tunisia: Austerity and vested interests destroying health services 2017-04-13 [Middle East Eye]
Nobel peace prize winner Abassi endorses UNI Declaration against Slavery 2017-03-29 [UNI Global Union ]
Comparative study on criteria for union representation 2017-03-25 [TAP]


Uganda

Uganda: Trade Unions Change Constitution Amid Protest 2017-04-17 [Allafrica]
Uganda: Export of Domestic Workers Is Slavery Dressed Up As Greener Pastures 2017-04-10 [Allafrica]
Child labour: Uganda’s teachers are crucial agents of positive change 2017-04-08 [Education International ]


Western Sahara

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]
Authorities Prevent a Press Conference of Unemployed Gradual Saharawis 2015-12-31 [Sahara Press Service]


Zambia

Mine union welcomes World Bank dollars to fight TB among members 2017-04-03 [ZNBC]
ZNBC employees have staged a sit-in protest over delayed payment of salaries. 2017-03-30 [Zambian Warchdog]
ZCTU accuses Labour Minister of inciting workers 2017-03-18 [Lusaka Times]


Zimbabwe

ZCTU rejects Gvt plans for May Day 2017-04-14 [New Zimbabwean]
Workers getting raw deal from justice system and unions 2017-04-11 [thezimbabwean]
600 Furniture Workers Reel From Non-Payment of Wages 2017-04-08 [Zimbabwe Independent]
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