Social - Strike
  • Teachers suspend strike
    27 june 2001 22:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The National Federation of Congolese Teachers (FENATREC), has suspended its one-month strike, the State radio announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Workers Union signals strike action
    27 june 2001 12:34:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Public servants in Guinea Bissau have threatened to go on a six-day strike if the government would not respond positively to their demand for increased wages. Full text...

  • Congolese authorities arrest union leader
    18 june 2001 16:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese authorities Sunday arrested the secretary general of the National Federation of Teachers in Congo (FENATREC) along with other union executives as they met with members at the weekend. Full text...

  • NGO urges end to teachers strike
    16 june 2001 19:18:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A Congolese NGO, Human Rights Observatory (OCDH), has called on the government and the National Federation of Congolese Teachers (FENATREC), to end the teachers' crippling national strike through dialogue. Full text...

  • Weather forecasters go on strike
    13 june 2001 10:12:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi's meteorological staff Wednesday remained on strike to press their demand for an increase in wages. Full text...

  • Government accused of provoking "popular revolt"
    11 june 2001 21:27:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The National Federation of Education Workers in Congo (FENATREC) has warned that the government was inciting popular revolt, after it suspended the salaries of 6,000 striking teachers. Full text...

  • Govt suspends salaries of striking teachers
    09 june 2001 10:43:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Authorities in Congo have suspended the payment of salaries to more than 300 executives of the National Federation of the Teachers in Congo, whose three consecutive weeks of strike have crippled schools in the country. Full text...

  • Striking lecturers, Congolese government reach agreement
    08 june 2001 10:52:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Lecturers and workers at Brazzaville's Marien Ngouabi University are expected to end a strike after signing an agreement with the authorities. Full text...

  • Civil servants' strike bites harder
    07 june 2001 13:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The management of the Lusaka University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Zambia's largest health facility, has ordered 10 of its wards closed following a worsening strike by nurses and paramedical staff. Full text...

  • Congolese government juggles IMF, Union pressures
    31 may 2001 23:26:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The government in Brazzaville is virtually in a catch 22 position, juggling in one hand IMF demands for cuts in public spending and, in the other, mounting pressure from striking teachers pressing for better conditions and pay. Full text...

  • Public Servants' Strike Paralyses Nation
    30 may 2001 12:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Despite his personal involvement in negotiations with trade union leaders, Zambian President Frederick Chiluba has failed to break the deadlock over a wildcat strike that has paralysed his country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe doctors on strike for allowances
    26 may 2001 10:15:00
    Bulawayo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Junior doctors in the southern Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo went on strike on Saturday to press authorities to pay them agreed allowances. Full text...

  • Television workers threaten strike
    22 may 2001 23:11:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian National Television and Radio workers have deposited a 72-hour strike notice starting Thursday if authorities fail to meet their demands, trade union sources said in Bamako. Full text...

  • Benin passes bill on right to strike
    15 may 2001 15:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The parliament in Benin has passed a bill legalising strike under its multiparty democracy. Full text...

  • Residents of Lagos recover from drivers' strike
    15 may 2001 13:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Residents of Nigeria's economic capital of Lagos got some reprieve from a debilitating drivers' strike as more transport vehicles returned to the roads Tuesday, but an unexplained fuel scarcity and an early morning downpour subtracted from the gains. Full text...

  • Niamey hospital workers to begin a four-day strike Tuesday
    15 may 2001 13:11:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Doctors and nurses at Niamey's government hospital have threatened to embark on a four-day strike beginning Tuesday to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • Striking water workers sacked en masse
    15 may 2001 12:22:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Water Board in Lilongwe the Malawian capital has sacked all the 350 workers who went on strike last Thursday and asked them to reapply. Full text...

  • Workers Down Tools Protesting Privatisation
    08 may 2001 20:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's 11 trade unions Tuesday called a four-day strike to press the government to halt privatisation of three leading state enterprises and to return another firm under state control. Full text...

  • Strike cripples health facilities in Niger
    26 april 2001 22:21:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Health workers in Niger on Thursday embarked on a three-day strike to press for higher wages and better working conditions. Full text...

  • Mali State radio, TV workers to go on strike
    24 april 2001 16:32:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Workers of the Mali Radio-Television Corporation (ORTM) plan to go on a two-day strike, come 8 May to press for a special allowance to compensate pressure they were being subjected to as public service media workers. Full text...

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