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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Human and trade union rights activists under pressure 2016-01-30 [Equal Times]
Algeria: human and trade union rights activists under pressure 2016-01-28 [Equal Times]
Human and trade union rights activists under pressure 2016-01-28 [Equal Times]


Angola

Totalitarian gvt's saga of repression 2015-07-30 [Equal Times]
Angola’s saga of repression 2015-07-09 [Equal Times]
Unions call for transparency use of public resources 2015-05-02 [Spy Ghana]


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

BOFEPUSU disappointed with govt 2016-01-08 [Mmegi]
Bofepusu, Bopeu Fall Out 2015-12-24 [The Patriot]
The truth shall set us free 2015-12-12 [Mmegi]


Burkina Faso

Unions suspend indefinite strike against military coup 2015-12-16 [StarAfrica]
Longstanding conflict in Burkina Faso far from over 2015-11-26 [IndustriaLL Global Union]
Burkina Faso: Workshop on C189 for domestic workers 2015-10-10 [Vicky Kanyoka]


Burundi

Burundi Crackdown on Journalists Forces Many into Exile 2016-02-01 [Solidarity Center]
Union Members Exiled, Jailed as Burundi Violence Rises 2015-12-18 [Solidarity Center]
Education union is targeted by government violence 2015-12-16 [Education International]


Cameroon

CAMEROONIAN WORKERS SUE SWEDISH EMPLOYER FOR FRAUD IN HISTORIC CASE 2015-10-30 [Equal Times]
Trade union workshop addresses women’s rights 2015-08-25 [Education International]
Health workers strike over dilapidated hospitals 2015-06-19 [Deutsche Welle]


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]
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

Oil Workers Strike 2016-02-09 [The News]
Oil Workers Strike as ICC Trial of Former Leaders Continues 2016-02-09 [Pan-African Newswire]
Workers at Ivory Coast's State Oil Company Petroci Extend Strike 2016-02-05 [Rig Zone]


Djibouti

Education International calls for release of teacher unionist and human rights defender ActNOW! 2016-01-28 [Education International]
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

Photojournalist Shawkan Transferred to Solitary Prison Cell, Hearing Postponed 2016-02-09 [Egyptian Streets]
Autopsy Reveals Giulio Regeni Suffered ‘Inhuman Violence’ in Egypt Killing 2016-02-09 [Egyptian Streets]
Flowers Laid for Murdered Italian Student Writing About Egyptian Union Movement 2016-02-09 [Egyptian Streets]


Equatorial Guinea

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


Eritrea

Eritrean refugees are caught between a rock and a hard place 2015-12-10 [Equal Times]
ERITREAN REFUGEES ARE CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE 2015-12-10 [Equal Times]
Congress of Workers Federation in Tourism Sector 2015-11-13 [Geeksa]


Ethiopia

Restrictive Ethiopia cuts an economic dash 2016-01-04 [BBC]
Viral Amateur Video Shows Plight of Ethiopian Women in Kuwaiti Prison 2016-01-01 [Zegabi]
WFTU in Solidarity with the people of Ethiopia 2015-12-22 [WFTU]


Gabon

Health workers strike over unpaid salaries 2016-01-29 [Africa News]
Telecom workers threaten strike over pay adjustment 2015-09-08 [Telecompaper]
Strike halts oil output at Addax's fields: union 2015-04-17 [Reuters]


Gambia

Govt Rescinds Directive On Female Civil Servants' Hair Cover 2016-01-15 [The Daily Observer]
Stakeholders Validate Report On Women's Socio-Economic Rights in Niamina Districts 2015-12-11 [The Point]
Teachers strive to become agents of change 2015-10-15 [Education International]


Ghana

Concern growing over the commercialisation of education 2016-02-11 [Education International]
Govt, labour reach deal on tariff hikes 2016-01-28 [Ghanaweb]
Workers demonstrate against massive increase in utility tariffs 2016-01-27 [PSI]


Guinea-Bissau

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


Kenya

Jaramogi Oginga varsity staff on strike 2016-02-12 [The Star]
Tharaka Nithi nurses strike, cite poor pay 2016-02-09 [The Star]
Unions brace against privatisation 2016-02-09 [Education International]


Lesotho

Protecting pregnant workers’ rights in Lesotho 2015-09-18 [ILO]
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]


Liberia

President of the workers union of the biggest concession in Liberia, China Union, has been sacked 2016-01-15 [The News]
Privatisation vultures pose serious threat to public education system 2016-01-15 [Education International]
Ebola Workers Seek Hazard Benefits 2016-01-14 [Liberian Observer]


Libya

Help make life better for women trade unionists in Libya ActNOW! 2016-01-02 [Stronger Unions]
IFJ condemns threats by Libyan official authorities against the journalism community 2015-12-01 [IFJ]
GNC urges state sector pay rises as Audit Bureau warns cash running out 2015-11-30 [Libya Herald]


Madagascar

Court decision shows Sherritt is not above the law 2016-02-02 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Strike win just first step for Rio Tinto contract workers 2015-11-17 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Guard strike points to global problem at Rio Tinto 2015-10-23 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Malawi

Leopard match workers strike for bonuses 2015-12-03 [The Times]
In Malawi, women bear the brunt of climate change 2015-10-06 [Equal Times]
Malawi: CIAWU workshop for domestic workers' leaders 2015-10-03 [CIAWU]


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 calls for the immediate release of anti-slavery activists in Mauritania 2015-11-12 [ITUC]
Stop the trafficking of Mauritanian women to Saudi Arabia 2015-09-25 [PSI]
Stop the trafficking of Mauritanian women to Saudi Arabia 2015-09-22 [Equal Times]


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

Unions call for general strike againsty auserity policies on Feb. 24 2016-02-11 [Reuters]
Vicious union-busting at Moroccan fish canner DOHA 2016-02-09 [IUF]
Stalemate continues at Morocco’s only oil refinery 2016-02-05 [IndustriALL]


Mozambique

IFJ condemns killing of journalist in Mozambique 2015-08-29 [IFJ]
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]


Namibia

NUNW Slams Nanso Fee Protests 2016-01-29 [The New Era]
Hangana Seafood signs wage agreement with union 2016-01-28 [Undercurrent News]
Novanam Refuses to Meet Union of Striking Seaworkers 2016-01-27 [allAfrica]


Niger

More than 100 Dead People in Another Employers’ Crime in Nigeria 2015-12-25 [WFTU]
Niger: Transport Unions win breakthrough agreement for all road transport workers 2015-08-26 [Union Solidarity International]
Workers' union says CNPC blocks fuel exports from Niger refinery 2015-07-16 [Reuters]


Nigeria

Governor Okorocha recalls suspended workers, unions suspend strike 2016-02-11 [The Times]
Trade unions suspend two-month old strike in Kwara 2016-02-09 [The Daily Post]
Workers protest against 45% electricity tariff hike 2016-02-09 [Africa News]


Rwanda

6.5 Percent of Domestic Workers Under 16 - Study 2015-12-24 [New Times]
Gender equality is now better in Rwanda than in the US 2015-11-24 [Quartz]
Parliament set to extend 100% maternity leave 2015-08-27 [Equal Times]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

Disciplinary sanctions against Senegal aviation workers dropped 2016-01-26 [ITF]
Road workers demand further fuel price reduction 2016-01-18 [The Point]
ITF intervenes over Senegal aviation worker punishments 2015-11-26 [ITF]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

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


Somalia

IndustriALL solidarity for Somali union leader after assassination attempt 2016-01-07 [IndustriALL]
Concern Raised Over Detained Somali Journalists 2016-01-07 [CAJnews]
Intelligence Agency Detains Journalist for Weeks 2016-01-07 [CPJ]


South Africa

LafargeHolcim South Africa Workers Plan Strike, Union Says 2016-02-11 [Bloomberg]
Cement workers to embark on protected strike 2016-02-11 [The Times]
Striking TUT workers ready to end labour action 2016-02-11 [The Citizen]


South Sudan

Child slaves, gang rapes, forced cannibalism: the shocking truths of South Sudan 2015-10-29 [Fairfax Media]
IFJ mourns death of journalist shot dead in South Sudan 2015-08-22 [IFJ]
Health workers threaten strike over allowances 2014-09-02 [The Tribune]


Swaziland

Workers Demand Release of Government Salary Report 2016-01-31 [VoA]
Unions threaten protest action 2016-01-19 [The Observer]
Firemen head out of NAPSAWU 2016-01-10 [The Observer]


Sudan

Abyei public transportation workers strike over new tax 2016-01-21 [Radio Tamazuj]
Warrap Workers Union slams governor for cutting off support 2015-07-18 [Radio Tamazuj]
Portrait of Child Labourers 2015-06-13 [Al Jazeera]


Tanzania

Strike looms in Tazara over delay in arrears 2015-11-26 [The Daily News]
Tanzania: Urafiki Textile Mills Workers Go On Strike 2015-11-13 [The Citizen]
Zanzibar: Tripartite workshop for domestic workers 2015-10-19 [Vicky Kanyoka]


Togo

Togo: IUF evaluation and planning workshop for domestic workers 2015-12-01 [Vicky Kanyoka]
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]


Tunisia

WFTU condemns the curfew in Tunisia 2016-02-01 [WFTU]
The Impeccable Narrative Around Tunisian Workers' Syndicate 2016-02-01 [Jadaliyya]
WFTU statement on the situation in Tunisia 2016-01-28 [WFTU]


Uganda

Health Workers On Strike, Patients Stranded 2015-12-25 [URN]
Health workers strike over 5-month delayed salary 2015-12-25 [The Observer]
UNRA, Workers Union Strike Deal On 800 Sacked Staff 2015-10-05 [The Monitor]


Western Sahara

Authorities Prevent a Press Conference of Unemployed Gradual Saharawis 2015-12-31 [Sahara Press Service]
Occupation Authorities Violently Disperse Saharawi Unemployed Demonstration 2015-12-10 [Sahara Press Service]
UGTSARIO denounces blockade by Morocco of ITUC planned mission to occupied territories 2015-09-12 [Sahara Press Service]


Zambia

Steer Clear of Politics, Union Tells Members 2016-01-31 [The Times]
Cetzam lacks transparency, has poor management - ZUFIAW 2016-01-27 [The Post]
First Quantum Plans to Retrench 730 Sentinel Workers, Union Says 2016-01-11 [Bloomberg]


Zimbabwe

Pressure mounts for cheaper fuel prices 2016-02-07 [The Standard]
Striking Hullet workers get 1 week pay 2016-01-30 [The Herald]
Mugabe issue bonus ultimatum 2016-01-28 [Newsdze]
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