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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Over 31,000 Foreigners in Algeria With Temporary Work Permits 2015-06-06 [Algerie Press Service]
Repeal of Article 87a of Labour Code to Be Applied Retroactively, Stresses Secretary General of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA) Sidi Said 2015-05-30 [ Algerie Presse Service ]
President Bouteflika Receives Ferhat Hached Award of Human Dignity 2015-05-08 [Algerie Presse Service]


Angola

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]
Over 500 Workplace Accidents Recorded in Three Months 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

Prolonged fuel workers’ strike could affect Botswana economy – sources 2015-06-26 [Star Africa]
BOPEU, BURS in court over 6% 2015-06-24 [Mmegi]
Manual Workers Union vows to fight Motsamai 2015-05-28 [Mmegi]


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

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

2,000 workers in Misr-Iran Company temporarily suspended: Labour groups 2015-07-01 [DNE]
Over 45,000 quarry workers may be suspended: Syndicate leader 2015-06-29 [DNE]
Revolution and its discontents: The messy case of Egypt’s journalists union 2015-06-28 [Columbia Journalism Review]


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

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]
Sheraton workers sacked over union, protestors claim 2015-04-07 [Conference News]


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

Workers union says deregulation of fuel prices is inimical 2015-06-26 [GBN]
TEWU expresses committment to support government 2015-06-24 [Vibe]
GTPCWU puts intended strike action on hold 2015-06-21 [Spy Ghana]


Guinea-Bissau

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


Kenya

Mombasa Port workers go on strike over pay hitch 2015-06-29 [The Standard]
Mombasa Port Authority workers strike over pay hitch 2015-06-28 [The Standard]
Mombasa Port workers go on strike over pay hitch 2015-06-28 [Standardmedia]


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

Law Boosts Rights of Informal-Economy Workers 2015-06-27 [Solidarity Center]
Ebola Workers Plan Strike 2015-06-13 [The New Dawn]
Chinese company to lay off more workers 2015-05-22 [The New Dawn]


Libya

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]
Airport strike suspended to allow injured to leave 2015-06-06 [ITF Global Union]


Madagascar

Sherritt workers attempt suicide after being fired 2015-06-13 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Ambatovy mine workers won't strike, want talks on layoffs 2015-06-13 [Reuters]
Sherritt’s Ambatovy nickel mine workers in Madagascar may strike over possible job cuts 2015-06-11 [Mining]


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

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]
Electricity workers strike against privatization 2015-05-30 [IndustriALL 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

Mine Workers Claim to Suffer Systematic Victimization 2015-06-27 [allAfrica]
Nafawu, Nasgwu Reject New Executives 2015-06-24 [allAfrica]
Namib Mills' Workers Strike Over Unfair Labour Practices 2015-06-18 [allAfrica]


Niger

Court declares Areva workers strike illegal, ends walk-out 2015-04-10 [Reuters]
Oil refinery workers launch four-day strike 2015-02-04 [Reuters]
Workers at oil refinery start 3-day strike 2015-01-29 [Reuters]


Nigeria

Striking Judiciary Workers Appeal to Governor Ayade 2015-07-01 [Daily Trust]
Edo NLC Threatens Strike over Unpaid Salaries of LG Workers 2015-07-01 [This Day]
Edo NLC Threatens Strike over Unpaid Salaries 2015-07-01 [The Times]


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

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]
Journalist Union Alarm After Somali Media Network Raided After Broadcasting Al-Shabaab Spokesperson's Voice On Radio 2015-04-10 [ International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House ]


South Africa

How can 34 miners die - and no one to be blamed? 2015-07-01 [DW]
The Curious Case of the ANC's Post-Marikana Silence 2015-07-01 [Daily Maverick]
After Marikana Report, the Widows Talk About Life of Hardship and Pain 2015-07-01 [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

International Pressure Brings Early Release of Political Prisoners 2015-07-01 [ITUC]
Backlash as Manzini Council forces down management system ActNOW! 2015-06-20 [The Observer]
ILO demands eight reforms from Swaziland ActNOW! 2015-06-14 [The Observer]


Sudan

Portrait of Child Labourers 2015-06-13 [Al Jazeera]
Journalists to discuss press freedoms with security services 2015-05-30 [The Tribune]
Unrest in South Darfur Over Ban On Tea Sellers, Teachers' Salaries 2015-05-22 [Radio Dabanga]


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

UNI condemns Tunisia terror attack 2015-07-01 [UNI Global Union]
‘Credible dialogue is needed to address burning issues’, says Kacem Afaya of UGTT 2015-06-29 [African Manager]
In Tunisia, the Cost of Fighting Terrorism Is Hurting Higher Education 2015-06-28 [Al-Fanar]


Uganda

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]
Drivers call off strike after Kayihura apology 2015-06-08 [The New Vision]


Western Sahara

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]
Peaceful Demonstration of Unemployed Saharawis Repressed in Occupied El Aaiun 2015-05-08 [ Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun) ]


Zambia

MUZ against toxic imports by KCM 2015-06-23 [ZNBC]
ZAMPOST cuts workforce 2015-06-21 [The Times]
Strike costs ZRL K1m 2015-06-20 [The Daily Mail]


Zimbabwe

Workers Call for NRZ Audit 2015-06-29 [allAfrica]
Eviction of Street Vendors Begins 2015-06-27 [Solidarity Center]
Workers Unions Calls For An Audit At NRZ,Fearing Massive Corruption 2015-06-23 [Zim Eye]
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