Social - Strike
  • Mali health workers on strike
    24 february 2010 23:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) â" An indefinite strike called- by Mali's National Health an d Social Action Union (SNSAS) started on Wednesday with several hospitals and he a lth centres in the capital, Bamako, providing only minimum service. Full text...

  • Niger trade unions to strike on Tuesday
    21 december 2009 20:57:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The umbrella trade union movement in Niger, Coordination of Forces for Democracy and Republic (CFDR), which brings together all workers i n Niger, have called for a general strike for Tuesday, 22 December, the date mark i ng the end of President Mamadou Tandja's constitutional term, union sources said on Monday in Niamey. Full text...

  • Senegal labour inspectors and controllers end strike
    16 november 2009 22:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A three-day general strike called by Senegal's labour in spectors and controllers trade union ended on Monday, union sources told PANA in Dakar. Full text...

  • Ivorian universities and research centres paralysed by strike
    02 november 2009 21:34:00
    Abidjan- Cأ´te d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Public universities and research centres in Cأ´te d'Ivoire are paralysed by a strike which started on Monday to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • Chad road transport union threatens strike
    05 september 2009 11:51:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The Chadian road transport trade union is threatening t o go on strike to denounce â?the anarchic tariffsâ? in the sector. Full text...

  • Chadian traders set to go on strike
    24 july 2009 12:00:00
    N’Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The chair of the Chadian traders' union, Mahamat Abakar , said Friday that the union would go on strike soon to demand the government's payment of a d ebt, amounting to CFA F20b, owed to the union. Full text...

  • Dr Congo financial sector workers launch strike
    21 january 2009 22:13:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) - – A number of financial sector workers in the Democrat ic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday launched an indefinite strike action to p ress demands for payment of their bonuses for 2009. Full text...

  • Gabonese health workers on strike
    12 january 2009 13:00:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's National Union of Health Workers (SYNAPS) embarked on a general strike on Monday to press for a better welfare for its member, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Doctors begin 2-day strike in Burundi
    22 september 2008 09:24:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Medical doctors in Burundi Monday embarked a two-day strike to press for higher wages, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Togo phosphate workers on strike
    08 july 2008 11:29:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Workers of the Togolese Phosphates Office/International Fertilizer Group (OTP/IFG), which was liquidated into the Togo's National Phosphates Company (SNPT), entered their second day of strike Tuesday to protest the poor situation of the firm's workers and the company's long liquidation process, union sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Teachers, nurses, doctors strike in Zimbabwe
    06 march 2008 13:05:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Teachers and government medical staff, including nurses and doctors, have gone on strike in Zimbabwe, demanding higher pay and better working conditions. Full text...

  • Normalcy gradually returning to Cameroon after strike
    29 february 2008 11:55:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Normalcy was gradually returning to Cameroon Friday after a four-day strike called by transporters to protest rising fuel prices. Full text...

  • Strike-induced riots spread to Yaounde
    28 february 2008 10:46:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The riots which have hit Cameroon since Monday following the strike by taxi drivers have spread to Yaounde, the political capital. Full text...

  • Staff of Cape Verde's Meteorological Institute begin strike
    27 february 2008 22:59:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) – Workers of the National- Meteorological and Geophysica l Institute (INMG) of Cape Verde on Wednesday began a 48-hour strike to press de m ands for the payment of their holiday allowances, promotion and advancement in t h eir career as well as a productivity bonus for the year 2007. Full text...

  • Strike by Cameroonian transport unions enters second day
    27 february 2008 10:43:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- The strike embarked upon Monday by Cameroon's urban and inter-urban transport unions, to push for lower fuel prices and better working conditions, has crippled transportation in the country as it enters the third day Wednesday, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • Guinean labour unions threaten indefinite strike
    05 january 2008 14:37:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean labour unions Friday threatened to go on an indefinite strike 10 January to demand respect for the three-party agreement signed 27 January 2007. Full text...

  • Malian teachers embark on 48-hour strike
    06 november 2007 12:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Junior and high school teachers in Mali are on a 48-hour strike, starting Tuesday (today), to press for a better welfare. Full text...

  • Public transport strike cripples Guinea Bissau
    30 october 2007 23:07:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- A 72-hour public transport strike called by the transport union of Guinea Bissau to protest police harassment and mounting of numerous road blocks began on Tuesday crippling urban and inter-city movement of persons and goods. Full text...

  • Burundian teachers on strike
    08 october 2007 18:52:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Teachers in Burundi's secondary public schools started an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, a union source said in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean workers ignore strike for second day
    04 april 2007 12:50:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean workers Wednesday ignored the second and final day of a strike called by the country's biggest labour union in protest against rising economic hardships. Full text...

  • Cameroon health workers go on strike
    03 april 2007 12:25:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Contractual health workers in central province of Cameroon, home to capital Yaoundé, entered their second day of strike Tuesday demanding 13 months of unpaid salaries. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans ignore strike call
    03 april 2007 10:07:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Workers in Zimbabwe Tuesday largely ignored a strike call by the country's biggest labour union, which had scheduled a two-day job action to protest against rising economic hardships. Full text...

  • Malian textile workers threaten fresh strike
    02 april 2007 18:09:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Workers of the Malian Company for the Development of Textiles, CMDT, are to begin a three-day strike Tuesday to press their demand on government to implement a 2003 social plan ahead of the privatisation of the company in 2008, union officials said here Monday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean trade unions call anti-government national strike
    31 march 2007 16:51:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Saturday called a two-day national strike for next week to protest at rising economic hardships in the country. Full text...

  • Nurses begin a two-day strike in Cape Verde
    12 march 2007 21:29:00
    Praia- Cape Verde(PANA) -- Cape Verdean nurses Monday started a two-day strike to press, among other things, for the payment of their allowance arrears. Full text...

  • Guinea's labour unionists call for vigilance
    07 march 2007 10:28:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinea's main labour unions, which staged a general strike sparking off a major socio-political crisis in January, late Tuesday called upon its affiliates "to be more united and remain vigilant to strengthen democracy, justice and peace in the country". Full text...

  • Opposition parties say Guinean institutions lack credibility
    17 february 2007 20:42:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean institutions lack the credibility for negotiations to end the politico-economic crisis that has killed at least 100 civilians in the country in the past month, Mamadou Bah, a spokesperson of the 14 opposition parties backing the labour unions' general strike, said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Four killed in street protests in Guinea
    10 february 2007 14:35:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Four people were reported killed in Guinea Saturday during youth riots ahead of a general strike called for Monday to demand for the resignation of President Lansana Conte. Full text...

  • Guinean trade unions to resume strike Monday
    10 february 2007 11:05:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) – Guinea's trade unions hav-e promised to resume their indefinite general strike on Monday if a prime minister is not appointed before then, according to a union publication here late Friday. Full text...

  • New street demonstrations loom over Conakry
    08 february 2007 17:22:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Residents of several poor neighbourhoods in the upper suburb of the Guinean capital, are planning to take to the streets on Friday after Friday prayers of 2p. Full text...

  • Conakry mourns as protest dead are removed from hospitals
    23 january 2007 16:31:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) – Scores of family members -and sympathisers Tuesday started removing the bodies of demonstrators killed by live bullets fired by Guinean security forces in a bid to quell protests for the ailing President Lansana Conteh to leave power. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau's UNTG issues a 72-hour strike notice
    12 december 2006 22:55:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- The National Union of Guinea-Bissau's Workers (UNTG) has issued a 72-hour strike, starting Wednesday, the chairman of the Union's grievances commission, Mario Sucuma, declared Tuesday. Full text...

  • Workers in Guinea Bissau announce 72-hour strike
    04 december 2006 21:29:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The Secretary general of the National Union of Guinean Workers (UNTG), Desejado Lima Da Costa, announced Monday the Union will stage of a 72-hour general strike from 5-7 December over salary arrears. Full text...

  • University students riot in Cameroon over alleged fraudulent list
    29 november 2006 13:35:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Students in the University of Buea, the administrative centre of the southwestern province, in Cameroon, have since Monday been holding demonstrations both on campus and in the streets of Molyko against alleged inclusion of names of students who did not qualify to study at the newly opened faculty of medicine. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau govt workers threaten general strike over pay
    21 october 2006 13:59:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The Secretary General of Guinea-Bissau's Workers Union, Desejado Lima Da Costa, has warned that the trade union federation would go on strike in the "coming days," over non-payment of three-month salary arrears owned government workers. Full text...

  • 20,000 Tanzanian university workers demand pay rise
    28 september 2006 13:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Hardly a week after over 17,000 students at the University of Dar es Salaam went on the rampage over delayed education loan disbursements and overcrowding in lecture rooms and dormitories, over 20,000 workers in Tanzania's public universities issued a 21-day strike notice Thursday to demand 100 percent pay rise. Full text...

  • University students boycott classes over loans scheme
    19 september 2006 13:02:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A stand-off between students at the University of Dar es Salaam and the government over higher education loans has paralysed learning at the institution, which faces imminent closure unless the state moves in to defuse escalating tension. Full text...

  • Commercial drivers' strike suffers residents of Freetown
    11 september 2006 14:53:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) - – Thousands of pupils and students as well as workers trekked to their various destinations in Freetown on Monday after commercial drivers embarked on an indefinite strike to protest police harassment. Full text...

  • Strike still looms in Benin's education sector
    05 september 2006 12:26:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Personnel in Benin's two ministries in charge of education are threatening a renewable two-day strike starting on Tuesday to press demands for better living and working conditions. Full text...

  • Govt diffuses trade unions strike in Gabon
    04 september 2006 12:36:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Trade unions in Gabon on Monday suspended calls for a general strike after the government agreed to open negotiations with trade union leaders and employers. Full text...

  • Brazzaville taxi, bus drivers end strike
    10 july 2006 09:00:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Taxi and bus drivers in Brazzaville have called off their strike started last Wednesday to allow for negotiations between their unions and government, media reports said here Monday. Full text...

  • Mali, Senegal railway workers threaten 72-hour strike
    06 july 2006 13:45:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Union of Railway workers in Mali (SYTRAIL) and the Federation of Transrail-SA workers (FETRAIL) in Senegal have threatened to observe a 72-hour strike beginning 12 July. Full text...

  • Workers start 3-day general strike in Bissau
    20 june 2006 21:52:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- The National Union of Workers of Guinea Bissau (UNTG) Tuesday started a three-day general strike to press the government to pay four months of salary arrears. Full text...

  • Security forces kill 2 students in central Guinea
    12 june 2006 17:06:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Government security forces shot dead a student in the central Guinean city of Labe on Monday, while another one died of bullet wounds at hospital, relatives of the deceased told PANA in Conakry. Full text...

  • Soldiers fire shots to disperse angry students in Conakry
    12 june 2006 16:04:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Armed soldiers who stormed school premises in Conakry where various end-of-year exams were planned, fired several shots in the air to disperse angry who could not enter their classrooms. Full text...

  • Unions vow to continue strike in Guinea
    11 june 2006 18:56:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) – Leading trade unions in G-uinea have decided to continue their general strike started last Thursday throughout the country to protest the recent hike in fuel prices and its attendant impact on living conditions. Full text...

  • Strike grinds Guinean capital to a halt
    08 june 2006 18:14:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A strike launched Thursday by the Inter- Union here was largely adhered to by residents and motorists, leaving the streets of the Guinean capital virtually lack of normal activities. Full text...

  • Malian teachers give 3-day strike notice
    10 may 2006 08:43:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Union of Secondary School Contract Teachers (SYPCES) plans to stage a three-day strike starting 17 May to protest the government's failure to meet the teachers' demands for improved working conditions, the Union has announced. Full text...

  • Workers strike paralyses Conakry
    02 march 2006 12:57:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The Guinean capital, Conakry, has been virtually paralysed since Monday when the umbrella labour union in the country began a five-day general strike to press demands for "better living conditions for workers". Full text...

  • Guinean workers begin five-day general strike
    27 february 2006 14:35:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Banks, administrative offices and other services in Conakry, including the private sector, largely remained closed Monday as workers observed a five-day general strike called by the central inter-trade union of Guinea. Full text...

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