Social - Strike
  • Togo: Govt. closes schools because of teachers' strike
    18 february 2015 20:10:35
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese government has closed all schools in the country to prevent students from participating in a strike launched on Wednesday by workers, according to an official communiqué issued in Lomé. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Striking by prison guards in Côte d'Ivoire reject calls for duty
    03 february 2015 18:41:36
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Services in Côte d’Ivoire prisons are at a standstill since Monday due to a strike by guards who are demanding a pay rise, according to sources close to the correctional facilities. Full text...

  • Kenya: No respite in Kenya teachers' strike
    12 january 2015 11:48:36
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The teachers’ strike in Kenya entered its second week Monday with the authorities vowing not to give in to the teachers' pay hike demands. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Copper mine workers go on strike in northern Mauritania
    03 september 2014 19:21:05
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Workers at Mauritania's copper mine in the northern part of the country Wednesday went on strike to press their demands for better living and working conditions, including a 10 percent increase in wages, PANA learned from trade union sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Teachers of Nigeria's colleges of education end 7-month strike
    17 july 2014 16:55:14
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A seven-month strike by teachers in Nigeria's public Colleges of Education was suspended Thursday, the teachers' union has announced. Full text...

  • South Africa: Striking metal workers run riot
    04 july 2014 11:42:43
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has rejected an increased wage offer and authorities on Friday reported "serious” outbreaks of violence with striking workers running riot in several parts of the country. Full text...

  • South Africa: SA faces another crippling strike
    03 july 2014 08:22:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Just days after a crippling five-month mining strike ended, South Africa is facing another major industrial strike which is expected to cost the economy about US$30 million per day. Full text...

  • South Africa: Major relief as crippling strike ends
    24 june 2014 08:25:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s battered and bruised business leaders are relieved that the news that the crippling five-month strike in the platinum mining industry is over. Full text...

  • South Africa: Minister denies abandoning wage negotiations to end strike
    10 june 2014 11:42:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Mining Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Tuesday denied that he “abandoned” wage negotiations with role players in the crippling platinum mining industry strike. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan courts paralyzed by striking admin officers
    07 may 2014 11:19:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A strike by administrative officers in the Libyan court system, which began 10 days ago in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, has spread to other major cities of the north African country, PANA learnt here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Benin: Education workers union urges members to continue strike
    16 march 2014 14:39:02
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - An education sector union in Benin has called on its members to continue with their strike following a failed negotiation with the country's President. Full text...

  • South Africa: Miners on strike over wage dispute
    23 january 2014 08:26:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Tensions are running high in South Africa’s North West province where tens of thousands of miners have gone on strike over a wage dispute. Full text...

  • Nigeria health workers to begin strike
    21 august 2013 12:36:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Workers at Nigerian government's tertiary health institutions are due to begin an indefinite, nation-wide strike midnight Wednesday to protest government's failure to accede to their demand for better remuneration. Full text...

  • Nigeria's oil workers begin strike Monday
    30 june 2013 16:08:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The powerful Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) announced on Sunday it will begin a three-day ''warning'' strike on Monday to protest a rash of issues, from unfair labour practices by some oil firms to the state of the nation's roads. Full text...

  • Ghana doctors' strike ends
    07 may 2013 19:57:50
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian doctors on Tuesday announced the end of their crippling strike that disrupted services in government health facilities and brought suffering to patients for about one month. Full text...

  • Nigerian Polytechnic teachers on strike
    29 april 2013 09:00:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Teachers in Nigerian polytechnics have commenced an indefinite strike over pay and the poor work conditions, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • National Labour Commission takes doctors to court over ‘illegal’ strike
    25 april 2013 09:35:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's National Labour Commission (NLC) has filed a writ at the High Court seeking the powers of the court to compel striking doctors to return to the hospitals as conditions in the public health facilities continue to deteriorate. Full text...

  • Teachers stage protest marches in South Africa
    24 april 2013 08:58:17
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Thousands of disgruntled teachers in South Africa on Wednesday morning embarked on protest marches in Cape Town and Pretoria. Full text...

  • Ghana doctors’ strike enters second week
    15 april 2013 10:30:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The strike by doctors in public health facilities in Ghana entered its second week on Monday, but with doctors rescinding their decision to intensify their action, at least for a week. Full text...

  • Gabon’s national oil union suspends strike
    18 march 2013 11:22:51
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The Gabon’s national oil union, ONEP, has suspended its strike following a meeting in Port-Gentil to pave the way for talks with the government. Full text...

  • Ghana Teachers begin strike over pay dispute
    18 march 2013 11:03:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian teachers on Monday began an indefinite strike to press for higher pay, despite a last minute attempt by the government to avoid a full-scale action that has been timed to coincide with the start of the West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). Full text...

  • South African Magistrates may begin strike Monday
    15 march 2013 10:23:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa faces a crippling judicial strike if the country’s magistrates carry out their threat to down their gavels from Monday. Full text...

  • Gabon oil workers begin strike
    11 march 2013 11:53:32
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Gabon’s oil workers’ union (ONEP) Sunday began an indefinite strike, following the failure of talks with the government on the situation in the oil sector. Full text...

  • Health workers end strike in Burundi
    24 december 2012 15:37:26
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Normal health services resumed at Burundi's public health institutions Monday after nurses and paramedics ended a three-week strike to press for higher wages and better work conditions, PANA reported Full text...

  • Burundi police disperse striking nurses, paramedics
    21 december 2012 15:47:10
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Several members of the Burundi National Trade Union of Nurses and Paramedics (SYNAPA) were arrested Thursday when police officers tried to force the striking workers back to work, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Strike by nurses in Burundi enters 3rd week
    18 december 2012 14:29:32
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The strike embarked upon by the umbrella National Union of Nurses and Paramedical Personnel in Burundi (SYNAPA) has entered its third week. Full text...

  • SA mine workers threaten murder charges over colleague's death
    08 october 2012 11:37:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Representatives of 12,000 Anglo American Platinum workers who were fired this weekend Monday confirmed they will lay murder charges after a colleague was killed in clashes with police. Full text...

  • SA mine workers' strike: Army to help restore order
    17 september 2012 11:57:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa is to draft the military to join the police in restoring order at South African mines, after weeks of violence and intimidation involving mine workers and law enforcement agencies. Full text...

  • Mauritanian high school teachers threaten strike over pay
    11 april 2012 12:15:40
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Secondary school teachers in Mauritanian have threatened to embark on a nationwide strike 2-17 May over pay and other issues. Full text...

  • Kenyan state broadcaster workers' strike paralyzes operations
    29 february 2012 13:44:52
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Workers at the state-run Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) went on strike Wednesday to protest low pay and poor work environment, after months of talks with executives failed to yield fruit. Full text...

  • Transporters suspend strike in Senegal
    27 january 2012 12:18:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Senegalese National Union of Road Transport Workers (SNTTRS) has suspended its strike, at the request of religious leaders of the country's two main Muslim groups, union spokesman Fallou Samb announced on Thursday evening. Full text...

  • Nigeria goes on strike over high fuel prices
    09 january 2012 08:36:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An indefinite, nation-wide strike aimed at protesting high petrol prices in Nigeria started on Monday, following the failure of last-ditch efforts to avert the strike. Full text...

  • Nigeria's main opposition party backs labour unions on fuel strike
    08 january 2012 13:44:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Main opposition party Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) on Sunday expressed its support for the country's labour unions, ahead of Monday's start of an indefinite, nation-wide strike to protest high petrol prices occasioned by the government's removal of state subsidy. Full text...

  • Transporters return to work in Senegal after 2-day strike
    04 january 2012 12:23:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's National Union of Road Transport Workers (SNTRS) has asked its members to return to work after a two-day strike, called to protest high cost of fuel and insurance as well as incessant police harassment. Full text...

  • Transport workers' strike paralyzes Senegal
    03 january 2012 10:25:55
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A strike called by Senegal's National Federation of Road Transport Workers has left the capital city of Dakar and other cities paralyzed since Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian secondary school teachers begin nationwide strike 15 January
    27 december 2011 19:43:08
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian National Association of Secondary School Teachers (SNES) has served notice of a strike, effective from 15 January, 2012, to the Ministry of Public Service, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the SNES and sent to PANA here. Full text...

  • French MPs support RFI striking staff
    09 december 2011 17:02:17
    Paris, France (PANA) - Several French Socialist and Communist elected representatives have declared support for the strike action that was started 28 November by the staff of Radio France International (RFI) against the decision to merge France 24, RFI and TV5 monde under the French Foreign Audiovisual Policy (AEF), PANA learnt Friday from union sources in Paris. Full text...

  • Benin embarks on no-work, no-pay policy for striking workers
    18 july 2011 19:43:24
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Beninese government Monday said it would not pay the salaries of workers who are currently on strike. Full text...

  • Mauritanian secondary school teachers observe 3-day general strike
    22 may 2011 19:33:44
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania’s National Union of Secondary Education (SNES) is embarking on a three-day general strike from Sunday, sources close to the union told PANA. Full text...

  • Mauritanian miners go on strike
    19 may 2011 17:38:37
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Miners at the Tasiast Mauritania Limited on Thursday began a general strike to press for a wage increase of 15 percent, union sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Mauritania's striking doctors back to work
    18 may 2011 12:48:03
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Striking medical doctors in Mauritania were due to start work Wednesday, after they called off their strike that started 7 April. Full text...

  • Mali university teachers call off strike
    09 may 2011 18:49:17
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Members of National Union of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Mali (SYNESUP) have called off their indefinite strike after the signing Monday of an agreement between the Malian government and the leaders of the organization in Bamako, according to a PANA report. Full text...

  • Strike paralyses Mauritania’s secondary education
    09 may 2011 12:36:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The three-day strike embarked upon Sunday by the National Union of Secondary Education in Mauritania (SNES) has been largely successful, thus paralysing teaching and learning at that level, according to a statement issued by the union and obtained by PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania secondary education union declares 3-day strike
    07 may 2011 17:51:17
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The National Secondary Education Union of Mauritania (SNES) Saturday called for a three-day strike (8, 9 and 10 May), to claim "better living conditions" for teachers. Full text...

  • Two Mauritanian secondary education unions call strike
    17 april 2011 15:12:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Two workes' unions in the education sector on Sunday announced a three-day strike from 8-10 May to support several demands aimed at improving working and living conditions of professionals. Full text...

  • University of Kinshasa teachers go on strike from Monday
    03 april 2011 20:36:24
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Teachers of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) in DR Congo will embark on an indefinite work stoppage starting Monday, following an extraordinary meeting Saturday by the Association of Teachers of UNIKIN (APUKIN). Full text...

  • Mali university teachers continue strike
    22 march 2011 14:35:13
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The strike action, commenced Saturday by members of the National Union of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Mali (SYNESUP), continued Tuesday, paralyzing activities at the University of Bamako and other schools across the country, PANA noted. Full text...

  • Burundian Teachers on strike over welfare
    22 february 2011 12:19:06
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Academic activities remain paralysed in Burundi's public primary and secondary schools Tuesday, the second day of the strike embarked upon by some teachers in the country to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • Magistrates' strike paralyses justice system in Burundi
    18 february 2011 13:32:39
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A strike by magistrates, who are demanding improved welfare, has paralyzed Burundi's justice system since Thursday, PANA learnt from union officials in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Beninese health sector workers to end strike
    01 february 2011 12:18:55
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Striking health sector workers in Benin are expected to resume work in the next few days, after the government agreed to improve their risk bonuses, the main reason for the strike, PANA learnt Tuesday from official sources in Cotonou. Full text...

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