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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

UGTA's solidarity with Saharawis confirms Algeria's historical, constant support to fair cause, says Bachir Mustapha Sayed 2016-05-03 [Sahara Press Service]
General Union of Algerian Workers joins condemnation of French media campaign against Algeria's President 2016-04-17 [Ennahar Online ]
ITUC Support for Algerian Teachers 2016-04-12 [ITUC]


Angola

Employers Should Ensure Medical Tests for Workers 2016-03-24 [ANGOP]
Trade Unions Urge Salary Adjustment for Better Living 2016-02-20 [Angola Press]
Totalitarian gvt's saga of repression 2015-07-30 [Equal Times]


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

Trade unions must find resolve to PSBC 2016-05-05 [The Monitor]
D-Day for Nurses Union on Wednesday 2016-05-05 [The Monitor]
Government appreciates workers concerns 2016-05-03 [Daily News]


Burkina Faso

SOTRACO management at loggerheads with employees 2016-04-17 [StarAfrica]
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]


Burundi

Burundi: Oppression of Unions and Civil Society Intensifies 2016-02-23 [Solidarity Center]
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]


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


Congo


Cote Divoire

Boost education to cut child labour on Ivory Coast cocoa farms - charity 2016-04-30 [Thomson Reuters]
Women cocoa farmers struggle with less pay, land and training compared with men 2016-03-08 [Fairfax Media]
In Côte d’Ivoire, it’s toxic business as usual 2016-03-02 [Equal Times]


Djibouti

Teacher unionist released from prison after global support 2016-02-20 [Education International]
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]


Egypt

Cairo marks World Press Freedom Day with raid on journalists' syndicate 2016-05-04 [Al-Monitor]
ILO REPRIMANDS CAIRO OVER LABOUR RIGHTS IN EGYPT 2016-05-04 [Equal Times]
Memos from Interior Ministry leaked to journalists 2016-05-04 [Metro]


Equatorial Guinea

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


Eritrea

FROM ERITREA TO DENMARK: A PERILOUS JOURNEY CAPTURED ON A CELL PHONE 2016-03-21 [Equal Times]
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]


Ethiopia

Defying censorship, hunger stories emerge from Ethiopia 2016-04-29 [Equal Times]
Facing the living wage challenge in Ethiopia 2016-04-14 [IndustriALL]
War on Ethiopian Taxi Drivers Provokes Strike 2016-03-07 [Geeksa]


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

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]
ITF To Sue Gov’t At The International Labor Court For The Death Of GNTCA’S Sheriff Dibba! 2016-02-28 [Freedom]


Ghana

Chinese company sack 180 workers on May Day 2016-05-04 [GhanaWeb]
Union says Mahama must walk the talk on ECG privatisation 2016-05-02 [Joy]
COCOBOD workers fire ICU, GAWU 2016-04-26 [Ghanaweb]


Guinea-Bissau

Health workers join teachers in nationwide strike over wages 2016-04-07 [Africa News]
Workers Union Calls to Go on Strike 2012-05-03 [Prensa Latina]


Kenya

Truckers force action on security demands 2016-05-06 [ITF Global Union]
Union opposes TSC bid to digitize payslips 2016-05-05 [Daily Nation]
Nairobi county workers union elections to be held tomorrow 2016-05-04 [Mediamax]


Lesotho

ABC pledges support for stay-away 2016-05-03 [Lesotho Times]
Coalition to rally workers for stayaway 2016-05-03 [Sunday Express]
Teachers fight ex-leader 2016-05-03 [Sunday Express]


Liberia

Teachers stay strong in anti-privatization struggle 2016-04-29 [Education International]
Action: call for the reinstatement of Liberian union leaders 2016-04-08 [PSI Global Union]
Unions raise their voices againstfor-profit wave about to hit public education 2016-03-01 [Education International]


Libya

National Union of Libyan Workers prepares to throw a Labor Day ceremony 2016-05-03 [Libya Observer]
ISIS Tries To Sow Chaos In Libya To Scare Oil Workers Away 2016-04-25 [Oil Price]
Four Libya oilfields close, workers strike in a fifth 2016-04-25 [Al-Arabiya]


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

Teachers union of Malawi doubt Mutharika's offer: Ultimatum still on 2016-05-04 [Nyasa Times]
Mutharika urge employers to comply to regulations on Labour issues 2016-05-02 [Malawi Independent]
Malawi celebrates Labour Day: APM calls upon employers to comply to regulation on labour issues 2016-05-01 [Malawi-Nyasa 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

Mauritania becomes the second African country to commit to ending modern slavery 2016-03-29 [Equal Times]
Second African country to commit to ending modern slavery 2016-03-29 [Equal Times]
Ratification of Forced Labour Protocol a Step Towards Freedom 2016-03-15 [ITUC]


Mauritius

Magnetic Card vs Bus Ticket: Union Workers Mention Potential Problems 2016-03-13 [Island Crisis]
Plight of garment workers highlighted 2015-06-06 [Fibre2Fashion]
Sugar Industry Employees & MSPA Found An Agreement 2014-11-30 [Island Crisis News]


Morocco

Union Leader Condemns Moroccan Govt. for ‘Reactionary Policy Towards Women’ 2016-05-02 [Morocco World News]
MENA auto unions meet in Morocco as car industry booms 2016-04-14 [IndustriALL]
Five Unions Call for National March to Protest Government’s Policy in Social dialogue 2016-03-28 [Morocco World News]


Mozambique

Mozambique: Negotiations Over Minimum Wages Begin 2016-02-24 [AIM]
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]


Namibia

Do not tamper with media freedom 2016-05-04 [The Namibian]
Namibia: Workers Celebrate May Day in Oshakati 2016-05-04 [The New Era]
Flamingo Catering Employees Work in Fear 2016-04-27 [allAfrica]


Niger

Management at Areva mine say strike violates bonus deal 2016-05-04 [Mining Weekly]
Refinery operations back to normal after strike -union 2016-04-18 [Reuters]
Strike hits deliveries from Soraz oil refinery 2016-04-14 [Reuters]


Nigeria

BLEAK MAY DAY: 26 states’ workers owed salaries 2016-05-01 [Vanguard]
NLC, TUC propose N56,000 as new minimum wage 2016-04-28 [Vanguard]
Report reveals Boko Haram’s devastating toll on education in northeast Nigeria 2016-04-27 [Education International]


Rwanda

Occupational risks: Drawing attention to the plight of casual labourers 2016-05-05 [The New Times]
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]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

Calls to give domestic workers legal protection 2016-04-05 [BBC]
Disciplinary sanctions against Senegal aviation workers dropped 2016-01-26 [ITF]
Road workers demand further fuel price reduction 2016-01-18 [The Point]


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

ITUC Calls for Government Interference in Unions to End 2016-04-16 [ITUC]
IndustriALL solidarity for Somali union leader after assassination attempt 2016-01-07 [IndustriALL]
Concern Raised Over Detained Somali Journalists 2016-01-07 [CAJnews]


South Africa

Postal workers strike 2016-05-05 [BDLive]
NUMSA welcomes dismissal of FMF bid to wreck collective bargaining 2016-05-05 [NUMSA]
Four protesters shot during Sanral strike 2016-05-04 [The Citizen]


South Sudan

Workers Trade Union Advises Employees To Report Unjust Treatment 2016-03-23 [Gurtong]
Journalist tortured and abandoned to die in South Sudan 2016-03-11 [IFJ]
Child slaves, gang rapes, forced cannibalism: the shocking truths of South Sudan 2015-10-29 [Fairfax Media]


Swaziland

TUCOSWA plans country-wide strike in September 2016-04-02 [The Times]
No budget for salary review 2016-03-05 [The Observer]
Feudal dictatorship blocks public sector pay protests 2016-02-25 [Stronger Unions]


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

Better workers terms coming 2016-05-03 [Daily News]
Magufuli to grace Workers Day in Dodoma today 2016-05-01 [Daily News]
Strike looms in Tazara over delay in arrears 2015-11-26 [The Daily News]


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

Police clash with protestors organised by unemployed workers union 2016-04-16 [All Africa]
Ceremony to Pay Tribute to HPR Employees Who Saved Tourists in Bardo Museum Attack One Year Ago 2016-03-24 [TAP]
TAP Journalists and Staff Donate One-Day Salary to Anti-Terrorism Fund 2016-03-24 [TAP]


Uganda

Non-teaching staff in public universities strike over pay 2016-05-05 [Daily Monitor]
Mothers and newborns: the heart of midwifery 2016-05-05 [Daily Monitor]
Masindi primary teachers snub strike over pay arrears 2016-05-04 [Daily 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

Civil servants conditions worry ILO 2016-05-03 [The Post]
Thinking out loud: Labour Day-politically niosy 2016-05-02 [Zambian Eye]
FFTUZ urges prosecution of political violence cases 2016-04-03 [The Sunday Post]


Zimbabwe

Govt bullying workers in NJNC 2016-05-05 [Zimbabwe Situation]
VP defends the right to join unions 2016-04-29 [The Herald]
Opinion Divided Over ZCTU Crisis 2016-04-28 [allAfrica]
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