Social - Strike
  • Cameroon Civil Service strike flops
    22 january 2003 20:46:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A call by the Cameroon Civil Servants Union (CSP) for a 48-hour strike beginning Wednesday appeared to have gone unheeded, as government offices functioned normally in the capital Yaounde. Full text...

  • Niger's contract teachers begin strike
    20 january 2003 23:11:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's Union of Contracted Teachers and National Civic Service conscripts (UNAVES) started Monday a five-day nation-wide strike to demand better working conditions. Full text...

  • Swazi trade unions ready to strike next week
    14 january 2003 12:34:00
    Manzini- Swaziland (PANA) -- Public servants unions in Swaziland have rejected an invitation by Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini to discuss with him a "compromise" plan to avert a stay-away strike set for next week. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau parliament workers threaten strike
    12 january 2003 18:42:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Employees of Guinea Bissau's National Assembly and affiliated services have threatened to embark on a general strike soon to protest the non-payment of salaries for the past seven months. Full text...

  • Spate of strikes troubles Gabonese government
    10 january 2003 21:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabonese government is off to a rough start in the New Year with simmering social unrest marked by several strikes. Full text...

  • Niger's passenger transporters on three-day strike
    09 january 2003 20:18:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's passenger transporters are in their second day of a three-day strike to demand "the abrogation or relaxation" of a government order prohibiting them from offering their services after 2100 GMT, a transport union official said in Niamey. Full text...

  • Cameroonian civil servants' union plans two-day strike
    06 january 2003 14:54:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's Public Sector Union (CSPC) has warned President Paul Biya's government that it intends to call a strike from 22-23 January to press for better working conditions for its members. Full text...

  • Transport workers in Morocco threaten to extend strike
    25 december 2002 12:12:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Transport workers in Morocco are defiant to extend their national strike if the revenant ministry refused to discuss their demands, union officials said here. Full text...

  • Swazis strike over plans to acquire private jet for King
    19 december 2002 16:53:00
    Manzini- Swaziland (PANA) -- A national strike called by trade unions, political and church organizations in Swaziland kicked off Monday in protest against the purchase of a private jet for King Mswati III. Full text...

  • Striking miners burn union offices in Zambia
    18 december 2002 18:05:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Striking miners at Roan Antelope Mining Corporation of Zambia mine have burnt offices of the Mineworkers Union of Zambia as they pressed for payment of salary arrears and terminal benefits, the local media reported here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria Defence ministry workers down tools
    17 december 2002 12:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Junior workers at Nigeria's Defence Ministry in Abuja downed tools Monday in protest against non- payment of allowances, the local press reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde Port workers down tools
    11 december 2002 19:01:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The administrative staff of Cape Verde's Ports Company (ENAPORT) were observing the last day of their crippling two-day strike Wednesday, in protest against governments' alleged failure to implement a new service and pay structure for the workers. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe workers ignore general strike call
    10 december 2002 15:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Workers across Zimbabwe Tuesday ignored an opposition call for a general strike in protest against alleged human rights violations by the government, and increasing economic hardships. Full text...

  • Cameroon Public Service workers issue strike threat
    09 december 2002 22:26:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Central Union of Public Sector workers in Cameroon (CSP) has warned of a series of protests in the month of January 2003 if the government remained nonchalant towards demands for increased pay, sources told PANA Monday in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Court orders Botswana University lecturers to end strike
    29 november 2002 14:10:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- An indefinite strike by University of Botswana lecturers and other staff members to press for a 6- percent pay rise ended prematurely Friday after a local industrial court ordered them to resume work. Full text...

  • Beninese contract teachers begin strike
    26 november 2002 23:28:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's National Trade Union of Contract Teachers (SYNEC-Benin) started Tuesday a renewable 72-hour strike to press the government of President Mathieu Kerekou to improve their working conditions, including wages. Full text...

  • Burundi Trade Unions threaten national strike
    26 november 2002 20:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 20 Burundi Trade Unions Tuesday threatened a general strike if the workers' demands are not met by the government. Full text...

  • DR Congo businessmen's strike partially cripples Bukavu
    19 november 2002 12:10:00
    Goma- DR Congo (PANA) -- A strike staged by businessmen Monday partially paralysed the commercial activities in the rebel-held town of Bukavu following the resident's rejection of number plates made by the Rwanda-backed Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD). Full text...

  • Mauritania dock workers end strike
    14 november 2002 22:15:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Nouakchott dock workers have resumed, according to the independent Mauritanian labour confederation (CLTM) to which they are affiliated and the Confederation of Mauritanian workers (SCTM), which played an active role in the walk-out. Full text...

  • Labour Unions threaten strike in Guinea Bissau
    07 november 2002 09:29:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The National Workers Union (UNTG) and the Confederation of Independent Workers Unions (CGSI) of Guinea Bissau, have threatened a general strike 12-14 November over unpaid salaries. Full text...

  • Mali's contract teachers set for November strike
    28 october 2002 23:37:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Union of Contract Teachers in Mali's Secondary School (SYPCES) Monday said it would stage a two-day "warning strike" in order to bring their plight to the attention of the national education ministry. Full text...

  • Dockworkers' strike paralyses Nouakchott Port
    28 october 2002 20:49:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Dockworkers at Mauritania's Nouakchott Port launched a paralysing strike Monday, refusing to unload cargo containers. Full text...

  • Senegalese oil and gas workers suspend strike
    24 october 2002 23:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Association of Oil and Gas sector trade unions called off its three-day strike Thursday afternoon at the end of its general assembly held in Dakar. Full text...

  • Senegalese petroleum workers go on strike
    23 october 2002 15:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Workers in the Senegalese petroleum sector began a three-day country-wide strike Wednesday to press for housing allowances and the recruitment of daily workers. Full text...

  • Kenyan teachers call off monthlong strike
    21 october 2002 08:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's public school teachers will return to the classroom Tuesday, ending a crippling strike they began 29 days ago over a pay dispute with the government. Full text...

  • Pretoria declares COSATU strike a failure
    03 october 2002 07:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The government has declared the national two-day strike by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) a failure and vowed to speed up the restructuring of state-owned enterprises. Full text...

  • Somali media workers to protest against amended law
    02 october 2002 10:10:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Private media workers in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, observed a daylong strike Tuesday to express their opposition to an amendment of the media act, passed into law by the interim parliament last week. Full text...

  • Cosatu criticised over anti-privatisation strikes
    30 september 2002 11:38:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African authorities have lashed at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) over its planned two day anti-privatisation strike starting Tuesday, saying it will apply the "no work, no pay" rule against striking workers. Full text...

  • Kenyan teachers determined to continue strike
    28 september 2002 10:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The strike by Kenyan teachers held for the first week as the government tried to force them back to work. Full text...

  • Burundian trade unions oppose bill outlawing strikes
    17 august 2002 20:04:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 24 Burundian labour organisations have petitioned Parliament against passing a bill prohibiting civil servants the right to strike. Full text...

  • Strike paralyses Niger's banking sector
    16 august 2002 19:34:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A two-day strike called by the Niger Workers Confederation (CNT) paralysed the country's banking sector on Thursday and Friday. Full text...

  • Support staff strike shuts down Malawi courts
    14 august 2002 15:37:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Business in Malawi's courts came to standstill Wednesday following a strike by judicial support staff in the country. Full text...

  • Fuel Crisis Looms as Nigerian Tanker Drivers Begin Strike
    08 august 2002 14:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Fuel supply in Nigeria may be disrupted as tanker drivers in Warri, in the country's oil-rich Delta State, Wednesday stopped lifting petroleum products. Full text...

  • Burundi teachers continue strike over pay
    06 june 2002 19:04:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Negotiations between the Burundi government and representatives of striking primary and secondary schools collapsed in Bujumbura Thursday without reaching a consensus on demands for higher wages. Full text...

  • Burkinabe Social Welfare workers threaten strike
    03 june 2002 11:21:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The National Union of Social Welfare and National Solidarity Workers (SYNTAS) in Burkina Faso has announced a two-day strike for 4-5 June to press for better living and working conditions. Full text...

  • Kenyan teachers suspend strike plan
    30 may 2002 19:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has suspended a planned strike earlier scheduled to begin mid-June, Union officials said in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso's unions launch a 48-hour strike
    29 may 2002 16:31:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Institutions of learning and health services in Ouagadougou remained totally paralysed on Wednesday during the second day of a 48-hour strike launched by Burkina Faso's Labour Unions. Full text...

  • Kenyan teachers seek full payment of increment by govt
    27 may 2002 15:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) that embraces teachers in the country is asking the government to implement the remaining phases of salary increment announced for teachers in 1997. Full text...

  • Workers threaten another strike in Burkina Faso
    26 may 2002 16:03:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's trade unions are threatening another strike for 28 and 29 May, to force government to address the demands they made 1 May 2001. Full text...

  • Benin University students launch strike
    22 may 2002 22:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's National Union of Students and Pupils Wednesday launched a two-day strike to press for the release of two of their leaders detained in March this year. Full text...

  • 4,000 workers at Swazi Sugar Company strike for pay rise
    22 may 2002 17:43:00
    Big Bend- Swaziland (PANA) -- Over 4,000 employees of the Durban- based sugar refinery company, Illovo Sugar Limited on Wednesday began striking following the collapse of salary negotiations with the Swaziland branch of the company in Big Bend. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau government pre-empts strike by civil servants
    22 may 2002 16:30:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- To avert a strike threatened by the country's Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (UNTG), the government of Guinea-Bissau has promised a month payment of salary arrears owed civil servants. Full text...

  • Burundi authorities threaten striking teachers
    21 may 2002 17:09:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A strike by Burundi primary and high school teachers is into its second week despite repeated warnings of possible sanctions from Education minister Prosper Mpawenayo. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau trade union issues strike threat
    20 may 2002 15:20:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The National Union of Bissau- Guinean Workers (UNTG), which comprises 14 trade unions, has threatened a three-day general strike over outstanding pay for government workers, according to UNTG spokesman Sabana Embalo. Full text...

  • Strike continues in Guinea-Bissau
    01 may 2002 11:30:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Fourteen workers' unions in Guinea-Bissau are on a general strike pressing for the payment of a three-month arrears of their salaries. Full text...

  • Economic life largely unaffected by Burkinabe workers' strike
    24 april 2002 08:33:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Economic life was largely unaffected Tuesday in Ouagadougou, on the first day of a general strike called by the Burkinabe Trade Union Confederations and Autonomous Unions. Full text...

  • Kampala businessmen protest against vendors
    22 april 2002 19:33:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Hundreds of businessmen closed their shops Monday in Kampala, the Ugandan capital in protest against what they regard as infringement by vendors and hawkers. Full text...

  • Ivorian pupils, students on three-day strike
    17 april 2002 16:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Pupils and students of Ivorian schools began a three-day class boycott Wednesday, demanding better academic conditions. Full text...

  • Burkinabe trade unionists threaten strike 23-24 April
    16 april 2002 09:58:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Trade union associations in Burkina Faso have threatened a general strike 23-24 April to warn the authorities about failure to settle their grievances including demands for pay increase and retirement benefits. Full text...

  • Algerian civil servants call three-day strike
    14 april 2002 19:03:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Six sectors of the Algerian civil service called a three day-strike Sunday at the instance of the National Autonomous Trade Union of Civil Servants (SNAPAP), labour union sources said in Algiers. Full text...

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