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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

IFJ Pays its Respects to Algerian Colleague Nadir Benseba 2014-08-11 [IFJ]
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]


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

Public service union divided on political affiliation 2014-10-14 [StarAfrica]
Miner killed in freak accident 2014-09-25 [Mmegi]
Workers politically unconscious - study 2014-09-03 [Mmegi]


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

Trade union rights being attacked 2014-08-01 [Education International]
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]


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

Business community rejects independent trade unions 2014-10-22 [Daily News Egypt]
FEI rejects minister’s approval of independent union 2014-10-21 [The Daily News]
Work conditions in Egyptian public sector better than private businesses: Report 2014-10-10 [Ahram Online]


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

Free jailed journalists,allow the exiled journalists to come back and work 2014-10-18 [IFJ]
Cheap labour attracts foreign firms 2014-10-05 [Equal Times]
Ethiopia’s cheap labour attracts foreign firms 2014-10-02 [Equal Times]


Gabon

Health Workers On Strike Over Allowances 2014-07-31 [The Tribune]
Customs workers step up strike action 2014-03-05 [The Daily]
Students join striking teachers 2013-11-30 [AFP]


Gambia

Employee Takes Elton Gambia Ltd to Tribunal for Out of Work 2014-10-17 [allAfrica]
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]


Ghana

12 labour unions begin indefinite strike over pensions 2014-10-23 [SpyGhana]
Labour unions strike over pension fund 2014-10-23 [The Africa Report]
Labour’s intended strike ‘unlawful’ – Gov’t 2014-10-22 [Citi FM]


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

Registrar of Trade Unions rejects Muchai's ouster from Cotu 2014-10-23 [Standard]
Civil Aviation Workers Issue Strike Notice 2014-10-23 [The Citizen]
Dock workers union now ditches Cotu 2014-10-21 [The Star]


Lesotho

COSATU condemns coup 2014-09-02 [Cosatu]
SANNAM saddened by killing of two senior Public Health nurses 2014-08-20 [Cosatu]
Lesotho Teachers Trade Union General Secretary’s Address to COSATU Free State International Relations Committee 2014-07-16 [Cosatu]


Liberia

How LIberia's rubber tap workers union can help beat Ebola 2014-10-23 [Global Post]
Spend a day with Liberia's ambulance workers facing Ebola 2014-10-22 [ABC 7.30]
Ambassador says US$10 mill to pay salaries to health workers directly enrolled in Ebola fight 2014-10-18 [Liberian Observer]


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

The Fight Against Exploitation Of Underage Domestic Workers 2014-10-21 [Reuters]
IndustriALL supports drive to organize, educate and fight back at Rio Tinto 2014-08-21 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Mass dismissals at Rio Tinto in Madagascar 2013-08-01 [IndustriALL Global Union]


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

Workers declare strike at gold, copper mine 2014-09-04 [Mining Weekly]
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]


Mauritius

Building trade union unity and solidarity 2014-09-27 [ILO]
NTC Union Members Who Went On Strike In June 2013 Summoned At Police Station 2014-09-11 [Island Crisis News]
Civil Society Days in Mauritius 2012-06-07 [PSI]


Morocco

Three big union centres call for national walkout at end of the month 2014-10-19 [Magharebia]
Unions call national strike to protest economic reforms 2014-10-15 [Euronews]
Unions call national strike to protest economic reforms 2014-10-14 [Reuters]


Mozambique

Union seeks role in mine sale talks 2014-09-29 [Business Report]
Union seeks role in mine sale talks 2014-09-29 [The Independent]
Union Wants a Role in Project Talks to Safeguard Jobs 2014-09-27 [Bloomberg]


Namibia

Information & communication workers get a union 2014-10-16 [New Era]
Crayfish Workers Lament Low Wages 2014-10-14 [allAfrica]
Shoprite Plays Down Workers' Grievances 2014-10-11 [allAfrica]


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

Labour Threatens Strike over Decentralisation of Minimum Wage 2014-10-23 [This Day]
NLC, TUC threaten strike over rejection of national minimum wage 2014-10-23 [The Daily Post]
Enraged Labour Unions Threaten Strike 2014-10-23 [The Bulletin]


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

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

UN worker dies from Ebola 2014-10-21 [Associated Press]
Teachers learning to cope with Ebola 2014-10-18 [Education International]
Bodies Of Ebola Victims Being Left In Streets As Burial Workers Strike 2014-10-10 [Inquisitr]


Somalia

Trade union Complains About Federal Government Minister 2014-10-20 [Mareeg]
ILO and Festu Hold Seminar On Role of Trade Unions in National Development 2014-10-13 [allAfrica]
TV journalist wounded in Mogadishu Gun Attack 2014-10-13 [Garowe]


South Africa

LGBTI Dialogue Raises Awareness among Unions 2014-10-23 [Solidarity Center]
Gauteng Zulu backs state in stance on e-tolling 2014-10-23 [The New Age]
Cosatu: Nene should ignore rating agencies 2014-10-23 [Business Report]


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

Trade unions banned in Swaziland 2014-10-18 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Police ban union march 2014-10-18 [Swazi Media Commentary]
Unions postpone march at 11th hour 2014-10-18 [The Times]


Sudan

East Darfur Teachers, West Darfur Medics Continue Their Strike 2014-09-16 [allAfrica]
Sudan Workers Union supports Darfur teachers’ strike 2014-09-13 [Radio Dabanga]
Sudan Workers Union Supports Darfur Teachers' Strike 2014-09-12 [allAfrica]


Tanzania

TUCTA asks politicians to back off 2014-08-03 [The Daily News]
TUCTA set for presidential poll 2014-08-02 [IPP Media]
Five months no pay Tazara workers strike 2014-07-24 [Zambia Watchdog]


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

Tunisians Demand Higher Wages 2014-10-08 [allAfrica]
UGTT locks horns with Gvt over demand for higher wages in election atmosphere 2014-10-07 [Magharebia]
Public health workers in week long strike 2014-09-24 [Tunisia Live]


Uganda

Patients, Police Harass Us - Health Workers 2014-10-17 [allAfrica]
Taxi operators call off strike 2014-08-26 [The New Vision]
Police warn taxi drivers, cyclists over strike 2014-08-25 [The New Vision]


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

Unions have the right to demonstrate - Shamenda 2014-10-23 [The Post]
Mweetwa calls for lifting of wage freeze 2014-10-23 [The Times]
Union wants Chikwanda out 2014-10-21 [The Post]


Zimbabwe

Minister Mpofu struggling to pay journalists at his newspaper 2014-10-23 [Nehanda Radio]
New Pay Deal for Doctors 2014-10-21 [Newsdze]
ZB to Retrench 300 Employees 2014-10-21 [allAfrica]
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