Social - Strike
  • Algerian customs officers ignore strike call
    10 april 2002 19:23:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- A call by Algeria's National Customs Union for a two-day strike starting Wednesday has, if anything, failed. Full text...

  • Anxiety grips Kenya's sacked air traffic controllers
    10 april 2002 14:23:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- Anxiety has gripped Kenyan air traffic controllers who have been dismissed at Mombasa's Moi International Airport as the government continued to hand out dismissal and suspension letters. Full text...

  • Bangui University lecturers go on strike
    08 april 2002 23:33:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Part-time lecturers at the University of Bangui went on strike Monday to press for the payment of their two-year wage arrears. Full text...

  • Kenyan air traffic controllers' strike begins to bite
    06 april 2002 10:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's striking air traffic controllers have ignored back to work orders from the government, vowing to press on their work stoppage until they get better salaries and allowances. Full text...

  • Malagasy carriers launch an unlimited strike
    04 april 2002 22:50:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The Association of Road Transport Operators (APTR) and the National Council of Road carriers (CNOT) in Madagascar launched a general and unlimited strike Thursday to protest against insecurity on main national roads, union sources said. Full text...

  • Kenyan legislators support teachers over strike
    02 april 2002 17:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Members of a key Kenyan parliamentary committee Tuesday declared their intention to submit before the House a report seeking support for the envisaged strike by local teachers on 30 April. Full text...

  • Ivorian magistrates suspend strike to meet Gbagbo
    16 march 2002 19:07:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Magistrates in Côte d'Ivoire Friday evening suspended the week-long nationwide strike they began a day before to demand better working conditions and pay increment, a leader of the aggrieved judges said Saturday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Nigerian university teachers plan to strike Monday
    16 march 2002 15:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian University teachers will embark on a week-long work stoppage beginning next Monday to protest the refusal of the authorities to recall their sacked colleagues, the local media reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Judges partially observe Strike in Abidjan
    15 march 2002 16:00:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The one-week strike embarked upon by Ivorian judges Thursday to demand better working conditions and salary increment is not fully being observed in Abidjan where judges were seen going about their normal activities. Full text...

  • Zambian police force media workers to run press at gunpoint
    15 march 2002 15:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Striking journalists from the Times of Zambia have condemned the manner in which Friday's edition of the paper was published as the country's police pointed guns at them in Ndola in the northern Copperbelt. Full text...

  • Ivorian judges start weeklong strike Thursday
    13 march 2002 12:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian judges will start a week- long strike Thursday to demand better working conditions and salary increases, union sources said Abidjan Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean health workers join strike
    07 march 2002 08:54:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Hundreds of health workers in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone Thursday joined a nation wide strike by doctors and nurses to press demands for salary increment and better working conditions. Full text...

  • Strikes disrupt activities in Cote d'Ivoire
    27 february 2002 15:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Public and parastatal services in Cote d'Ivoire have been disrupted by strikes in recent weeks, with the government describing the situation as "manipulation by people who want to destabilise the current political regime. Full text...

  • Benin yields to striking teachers' demands
    19 february 2002 19:26:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin government has announced that it had "temporarily suspended" the application of a newly enacted law on promotions in the civil service, an official statement issued in Cotonou said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Social upheaval engulfs Algeria
    18 february 2002 11:45:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- There is an escalation in social upheavals in Algeria on the eve of the celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the confederation of trade unions on 24 February whereby workers unions take major decisions. Full text...

  • Strikers take to the streets in Cotonou
    13 february 2002 20:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- At least 2,000 striking civil workers on Tuesday staged a peaceful demonstration in Cotonou, Benin's business capital, as their industrial action entered its fourth week. Full text...

  • Ivorian trade unions plan strikes next week
    13 february 2002 19:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A series of strikes are expected in Cote d'Ivoire next week, trade union sources said in Abidjan Wednesday, quoting decisions taken by a meeting attended by 27 civil service trade unions on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Multiple labour strikes in Algeria
    13 february 2002 11:38:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Bankers and Insurance agents in Algeria have threatened a strike, expected to hurt the country's vital social sector. Full text...

  • Algerian banks to go on two-day strike
    07 february 2002 18:47:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Some 45,000 workers in the Algerian banking and insurance sectors plan to embark on a two-day strike beginning 19 February to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • Benin trade union launches three-day strike
    29 january 2002 20:52:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's National Organisation of Trade Unions (UNSTB) Tuesday embarked on three-day renewable strike, the union said in a press statement issued in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Teachers in Bissau threaten to resume strike
    18 january 2002 17:17:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The national Teacher's Union in Guinea-Bissau, which ended a nine-day strike Friday, has threatened to resume the industrial action in 24 hours should the government fail to meet the teachers' demands. Full text...

  • Ivorian primary school teachers on strike
    15 january 2002 23:22:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A strike by teachers demanding for higher wages paralysed primary schools in Cote in d'Ivoire Tuesday. Full text...

  • Teachers on strike in Guinea Bissau
    09 january 2002 11:51:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Teachers in Guinea Bissau are on the second day of a nine day strike called by the National Teachers' Union (SINAPROF) to protest against government's refusal to honour an agreement signed on 10 October 2001. Full text...

  • Algerian income tax workers to begin strike Tuesday
    10 december 2001 18:12:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The 25-member Algerian Union of Income Tax Workers has decided to go on strike Tuesday and threatened to start a 10-day work stoppage with effect from 22 December, if their demands are not met. Full text...

  • Air Afrique workers boycott Air France flights
    26 november 2001 22:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Workers of Air Afrique Union (SUTAS) in Senegal, Monday decided to shun Air France flight from Paris, following a boycott call by the Air Afrique umbrella Union for the 11-owner countries of the ailing multinational Company. Full text...

  • 200 Reunion police protest insecurity
    23 november 2001 15:29:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- More than 200 police personnel and workers in the Interior Ministry of the French protectorate of Reunion, Thursday staged a strike to protest difficult working conditions and rising crime rates in the protectorate. Full text...

  • Moroccan trade union calls health sector strike
    20 november 2001 22:18:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's National Labour Union has called a 24-hour strike starting Wednesday in the health sector, reports from the union affiliated to Islamic Party for Justice and Development (PJD) said in Rabat Tuesday. Full text...

  • Teachers' strike paralyses Morocco's education sector
    13 november 2001 22:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A teachers' strike Tuesday crippled Morocco's primary and secondary schools. Full text...

  • MOZAL strikers resume working
    26 october 2001 22:46:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- All 468 workers at the MOZAL aluminium smelter on the outskirts of Maputo who went on strike on 3 October have now returned to work, a company spokesman told the national news agency on Friday. Full text...

  • Striking staff demand full payment of salary arrears
    26 october 2001 19:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Flight personnel of Air Afrique, on strike since 23 October, have rejected half payment of three months' salary arrears owed them by management, saying they would continue the boycott to press for full payment. Full text...

  • Telecommunication workers' strike disrupts links
    25 october 2001 22:14:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A 72-hour strike by telecommunication workers has disrupted telephone links, telex and internet connections in Niger since Tuesday. Full text...

  • Most MOZAL strikers refuse to resume work
    24 october 2001 21:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Less than half the strikers returned to their work stations at the MOZAL aluminium smelter Wednesday although Mozambique's National Engineering Workers Union called off the strike on Tuesday morning, the country's news agency reported. Full text...

  • Mozambican President criticises Mozal strike action
    13 october 2001 13:17:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has criticised the strike at the MOZAL aluminium smelter, now in its tenth day, and recognised that the entity pays higher wages than any other industry in the country. Full text...

  • Striking Hospital Workers Reject Minister's Plea
    09 october 2001 20:40:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Striking workers at Malawi's Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital have told health minister Yusuf Mwawa they would not resume work until the government met their demands in full. Full text...

  • Ivorian customs officers end their strike
    04 october 2001 16:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A three-day strike by the Ivorian Customs Workers Unions was called off Thursday morning after extensive negotiations between government authorities and the strikers. Full text...

  • Mauritian civil servants threaten strike
    03 october 2001 22:50:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The chairman of the Federation of the Mauritian Public Sector Unions, Rashid Imrith, has called on civil servants in the country to begin a national strike Saturday, the regional press agency, MATERA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian customs strike paralyse border traffic
    03 october 2001 16:47:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A strike by Ivorian customs officers entered its third day Wednesday paralysing activities at Abidjan port and Cote d'Ivoire's Felix Houphouet-Boigny international airport. Full text...

  • Douala central market traders announce strike
    24 september 2001 16:15:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Association of Douala central market traders (ASCOMCED) has written to the local administrative authorities warning of a planned strike in protest against harassment from tax officials, sources said at the weekend. Full text...

  • Junior medical doctors suspend strike
    14 september 2001 19:22:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Junior medical doctors in Sierra Leone on Friday ended a strike that had lasted for nearly 40 days to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • Magistrates in Burundi go on strike
    04 september 2001 19:17:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Magistrates in Burundi are on a four-day strike to press for payment of salary arrears and improvement of working conditions, sources in Bujumbura said. Full text...

  • Strike paralyses Malawi railway services
    04 september 2001 15:28:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A nation-wide strike has paralysed locl and international rail services in Malawi with its workers demanding higher pay rise. Full text...

  • Elf-Bissau workers on strike for higher pay
    30 august 2001 22:50:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- A five-day strike by Elf-Bissau workers entered its second day Thursday to press for higher wages. Full text...

  • Motor industry strike called off after agreement
    26 august 2001 17:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African motor industry workers have called off their three-week strike after they reached an agreement with their employers on wage hikes. Full text...

  • Workers down tools at car manufacturing companies
    06 august 2001 15:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An estimated 21,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, Numsa, on Monday downed their tools at car manufacturing companies across the country. Full text...

  • Junior doctors in Sierra Leone go on strike
    01 august 2001 23:39:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Junior medical doctors in Sierra Leone government-owned hospitals embarked on an indefinite nation-wide strike effective Wednesday. Full text...

  • Higher education workers in Sierra Leone resume strike
    28 july 2001 17:55:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Junior and intermediate staff at Sierra Leone's institutions of higher learning Saturday confirmed the resumption a strike they had put on hold earlier in the month. Full text...

  • Eskom employees end strike after agreement over pay dispute
    27 july 2001 16:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Eskom employees returned to work Friday after workers' unions and the company resolved their wage and benefits dispute. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau trade unions launch strike
    10 july 2001 22:15:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Education, transport, communications, port and airport workers in Guinea-Bissau are on a five-day strive called by the country's Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CSI). Full text...

  • Ghana university workers on strike
    05 july 2001 22:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Teachers and Educational Workers Union of the University of Ghana in Accra on Thursday began an indefinite sit-down strike to press demands for the payment of salaries based on the new minimum daily wage of 5,500 cedis. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone Lecturers Suspend Strike
    04 july 2001 20:19:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Junior and intermediate staff of universities and teacher training colleges in Sierra Leone Wednesday announced suspension of their sit-in action till 20 July. Full text...

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