Social - Strike
  • 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...

  • Bissau power company suspends 7 trade unionists
    10 february 2006 22:27:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Managers of the Electricity and Water Company of Guinea (EAGB) on Friday suspended seven committee members of the firm's trade union until further notice, the secretary for external affairs of the National Union of Guinea Bissau workers (UNTG), Nelson Sano, told a news conference. Full text...

  • Bozize pleads with unions to resume work
    31 december 2005 16:43:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- President François Bozizé has urged unions which launched a strike two months ago to demand payment of salary arrears to resume work and avoid chaos in the troubled Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Workers protest longer working hours in Guinea-Bissau
    28 december 2005 22:36:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The National Union of Guinea Bissau Workers (UNTG) has called a general strike on 3-5 January to protest a decision by the government to divide civil service working hours into two periods, union secretary general, Desejado Lima da Costa, announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso workers begin three-day strike
    15 december 2005 19:08:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Workers in Burkinabe public and private sectors Thursday began a 72-hour strike called by trade unions to protest against the high cost of living and to press demand for pay rise. Full text...

  • Striking oil workers demonstrate in Nouakchott
    17 november 2005 22:44:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- About 1,000 Mauritanian workers, who have been on strike for several weeks, on Thursday staged a demonstration in the capital, Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Wildcat strike paralyses upcountry transport in Burundi
    14 november 2005 20:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Travellers wishing to leave Bujumbura had a rude awakening Monday after finding that not a single bus was available to take them upcountry due to a wild-cat strike declared by owners of public transport vehicles without warning. Full text...

  • Burkina trade unions call general strike
    24 october 2005 15:09:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Umbrella and independent trade unions in Burkina Faso on Monday called on workers throughout the country to observer a two-day strike Wednesday and Thursday. Full text...

  • Aggrieved Cape Verdean nurses drop strike option
    22 october 2005 17:13:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Nurses in Cape Verde have cancelled their strike planned for 24-25 October after their union concluded an agreement with the health ministry, union sources revealed here Saturday. Full text...

  • Malian trade union embarks on warning strike Monday
    18 september 2005 14:32:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The National Union of Malian Workers Union (UNTM) announced here that its 24-hour warning strike would go ahead on Monday due to a stalemate that occurred late Thursday during negotiations with a government delegation of 12 ministers. Full text...

  • Strike paralyses S.African glass industry
    08 july 2005 14:42:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 7000 workers in the South African glass industry Friday downed tools to press for a salary increase. Full text...

  • Solidarity Union joins S. African national strike
    25 june 2005 09:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The trade union Solidarity has announced that it will join in Monday's protest against job losses in South Africa. Full text...

  • Ugandan teachers go on strike over low wages
    15 june 2005 21:56:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda primary school teachers on Wednesday laid down their tools and staged a demonstration in the capital, Kampala to protest poor emoluments. Full text...

  • Opposition strike call fails in Zimbabwe
    09 june 2005 11:28:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabweans en masse Thursday ignored an opposition call for a two-day strike to protest against the government's controversial crackdown on informal traders and illegal settlements in urban areas. Full text...

  • Teachers strike in northeast Guinea-Bissau region
    06 may 2005 22:55:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Part-time and qualified teachers in Canchungo, Cacheu region northeast of Bissau on Friday began a six-day strike in demand for pay arrears. Full text...

  • Cameroonian students battle security forces in Buea
    27 april 2005 17:06:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian security forces on Wednesday arrested more than a score of Buea University after their strike denigrated into clashes. Full text...

  • Doctors' strike paralyses hospital services in Reunion
    11 april 2005 13:43:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Hospital services in Reunion have been paralysed after some 24 emergency doctors renewed their weeklong strike, demanding more staff and better working conditions. Full text...

  • south African court bans Gold Fields strike action
    01 april 2005 10:47:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Labour Court in South Africa has granted Gold Fields Limited an interdict in favour of the Company, declaring the strike called for by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday to be unlawful and unprotected. Full text...

  • Niger grounds to halt during 'stay-at-home' protest
    22 march 2005 15:19:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger ground to a halt during the first day of stay-at-home strike called on Tuesday to protest the setting up of a new 19 percent Value Added Tax on essential products. Full text...

  • Taxi drivers' strike cripples Gabon
    16 march 2005 22:51:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The independent union of Gabon's road hauliers (SYLTTG) launched a three-day strike Wednesday in protest against police controls. Full text...

  • Health workers join Burundi public sector strike
    07 march 2005 15:35:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Nursing and administrative personnel of the Burundian health ministry Monday embarked on an indefinite strike, joining other civil servants in a month-long industrial action over better salaries. Full text...

  • Public sector Moroccan doctors on two-day strike
    22 february 2005 23:20:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Public sector medical doctors in Morocco began a two-day nation-wide strike Tuesday in all medical facilities except the emergency and nephrology departments plus other vital services, health unions warned on national radio. Full text...

  • Cameroonian truck drivers continue strike
    04 january 2005 22:56:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Truck drivers in Cameroon stayed off the road Tuesday on continuation of a strike despite repeated appeals from their employers. Full text...

  • Strikes proliferate in the Comoros
    03 january 2005 19:12:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- In the latest such move, the Union of Finance ministry workers (SYNAF) in the Comoros has announced a strike for Tuesday, to protest against what it said were precarious working conditions. Full text...

  • Strikes proliferate in the Comoros
    23 december 2004 23:24:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Paramedics in Moroni's El-Maarouf hospital observed a 24-hour strike Thursday to press for the payment salary arrears acrued over five months. Full text...

  • Gabonese university students on strike
    23 december 2004 10:44:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Students at Libreville's Omar Bongo Ondimba University on Thursday erected barricades leading to the institution as part of a strike decided during a general assembly held Wednesday. Full text...

  • Benin judiciary personnel embark on two-day strike
    08 december 2004 23:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Personnel of the judiciary in Benin began a two-day strike here Wednesday to protest against "precarious" living conditions, threatening to organise a sit-in every fortnight. Full text...

  • Gabon oil union calls for strike
    29 november 2004 10:51:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo expressed "surprise" and "disappointment" Sunday evening with a strike call from the National Organisation of Oil Workers (ONEP). Full text...

  • Bissau Hotel workers begin strike
    17 november 2004 22:29:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Bissau Hotel workers embarked Wednesday on a weeklong strike expected to continue until 23 November, their spokesman, Edmundo Gomes, revealed here. Full text...

  • Cameroonian truck drivers announce strike
    17 november 2004 12:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroon National Professional Truck Drivers Union (UNCPC) has announced a three-day strike starting next Friday in protest against the arrest of a member in Douala. Full text...

  • Benin workers threaten another strike Tuesday
    07 november 2004 17:21:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin Workers General Confederation, CGTB, is to start a 72-hour strike Tuesday to press demand for payment of salary arrears and other labour issues, union sources said Sunday. Full text...

  • Benin's university teaching hospital staff to strike
    04 november 2004 10:52:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's National Teaching Hospital (CNHU) workers in Cotonou have threatened to launch a two-day strike next Wednesday to press for demands made to the authorities. Full text...

  • Nigeria's labour union mobilises for fuel strike
    03 november 2004 16:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's largest workers' union Wednesday organised the first in a series of rallies to mobilise citizens for an impending strike to protest rising fuel prices. Full text...

  • Benin workers strike partly observed in Cotonou
    02 november 2004 22:44:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Several workers in Cotonou observed the three-day strike called by the General Confederation of Benin Workers (CGTB) to press for their demands. Full text...

  • Benin unions strike enters second week
    26 october 2004 15:10:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Three of the four leading trade unions in Benin Tuesday began a three-day strike for the second consecutive week to protest the government's failure to address their grievances. Full text...

  • Nurses strike in Burundi for better incentives
    18 october 2004 22:52:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Public sector nurses in Burundi Monday began a three-day strike to warn the government that it is failing to meet their 12 grievances covering salary increment and socio- professional benefits. Full text...

  • Cameroonian teachers threaten indefinite strike
    04 october 2004 13:17:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- A month after the beginning of the school year 2004/2005, the Cameroonian teachers union in a meeting here at the weekend threatened to launch an indefinite strike countrywide next Wednesday. Full text...

  • Treasury workers strike in Algeria
    03 october 2004 18:59:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Some 14,000 treasury workers in Algeria started a four-day strike Sunday pressing for immediate satisfaction of their grievances despite a dialogue in progress with the finance ministry officials. Full text...

  • Angolan public hospital nurses on strike
    25 september 2004 16:14:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Nurses in Angolan public hospitals Saturday embarked on an indefinite strike to press for the payment of more than two years of salary arrears. Full text...

  • Public transport company workers on strike in Morocco
    22 september 2004 19:18:00
    Rabat- Morocco(PANA) -- Employees of the Autonomous Rabat and Salé public transport company (RATR) in Morocco, Wednesday began another strike for 48 hours to protest against non-payment of part of their August salary and education allowance, labour leaders said. Full text...

  • Strike paralyses Cape Verde's main port
    07 september 2004 22:52:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Dockers and other workers at Praia port on Monday embarked on an undetermined strike to protest an alleged breach of a compromise they had reached with the management. Full text...

  • Congolese students suspend hunger strike
    27 august 2004 16:05:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Congolese students studying in Burkian Faso have suspended their two-week hunger strike staged at the Saint Camille Church of Ouagadougou, student spokesman Jean-Clement Pandi has said. Full text...

  • CAR financial workers launch three-day strike
    26 august 2004 16:44:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Central African Republic (CAR) Association of Financial Workers Unions grouping tax, customs and public finance workers, Thursday began a three- day strike to demand the payment of their bonuses. Full text...

  • Central African finance workers threaten to strike
    22 august 2004 10:28:00
    Bangui- Central Africa (PANA) -- Members of Central African Workers Trade Union (USTC) in the taxation, customs, treasury and financial administration have threatened to embark on a three-day warning strike by next Thursday to press for the payment of incentive allowance commonly known as "QP", which they have not received since the third quarter of 2003. Full text...

  • South African workers plan strike Thursday
    28 july 2004 22:24:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 270,000 members of trade unions in the South African metal and engineering industries have threatened to embark on a strike Thursday if no agreement is reached on wages by Wednesday. Full text...

  • Algerian health workers launch strike
    04 july 2004 14:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The National Federation of Health Workers (FNTS) launched a strike Saturday across Algeria's public hospitals, according to union sources. Full text...

  • Health workers in Morocco plan strike 23 June
    14 june 2004 19:47:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Three Moroccan unions Monday called for a 24-hour preventive general strike for 23 June in the health national sector to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • Nigerian court bans strike, price hike
    08 june 2004 18:34:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A federal high court in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city on Tuesday ordered the country's main labour union, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its planned strike while the government should revert to pre-tax fuel price of between 38 naira and 40 naira per litre. Full text...

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