Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - All public hearings are postoned from 21 February in Burkina Faso, following a strike by members of the Autonomous Union of Burkina Faso Magistrates (SAMAB), the Burkina Faso Union of Magistrates (SBM) and the Burkina Faso Magistrates' Union (SMB), according to an official press release [...]
©- - 21 february 2020 - 17:37:23 - thread Social (162 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA)  -  Hundreds of teachers, dressed in red and yellow, accompanied by students and parents organized a peaceful march on Thursday to demand a 20 percent increase in their salaries, in accordance with Article 39 of Law 007 of January 2018, union sources told PANA here Friday. The article [...]
©- - 24 january 2020 - 21:55:28 - thread Social (324 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) -Responding to the call of their unions, Malian teachers have been observing a two-week strike since last Tuesday to demand a 20 per cent pay rise, PANA reported. Since the start of the academic year in October 2019, teachers have already observed two strikes of five days each. Several [...]
©- - 23 january 2020 - 12:45:33 - thread Social (352 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian teachers, heeding calls from their different unions, began a five-day strike on Monday, demanding a 20% increase in their salaries. They also filed a strike notice of 14 days, or 336 hours, from Monday, January 21 to Friday, January 24, 2020, from Monday, January 27 to [...]
©- - 07 january 2020 - 16:27:48 - thread Social (425 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Union of Truck Drivers of Burkina Faso (UCRB) announced Tuesday a 72-hour strike starting Wednesday throughout the country to demand better living and working conditions.   The UCRB sent a letter to the Minister of Transport to inform him of this decision, recalling that it follows [...]
©- - 07 january 2020 - 13:41:29 - thread Social (97 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Several Tunisians who began a hunger strike on Saturday in the Tunisian southern region of Tataouine were transferred Monday night to hospital after their health deteriorated. The spokesperson for the strikers, Tarek Heddad, was admitted to the reanimation service and the rest of the group kept in [...]
©- - 31 december 2019 - 19:32:44 - thread Social (176 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian teachers from eight trade unions Thursday continue their 120 hour strike begun Monday with the retention of the first semester exam results to demand an increase in their wages, union sources told PANA. The trade-unions issued a strike warning on 29 November 2019 to the minister [...]
©- - 19 december 2019 - 21:50:38 - thread Social (368 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Several national education unions in Mali could observe a 120-hour renewable strike, with grades retention from 16-20 December, to demand a 20 per cent increase in salaries, a trade union source told PANA on Wednesday. The call for strike action concerns the Union of Community Secondary Teachers [...]
©- - 04 december 2019 - 12:47:51 - thread Social (292 words)


Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - Cape Verde's prison guards began a 72-hour strike on Tuesday demanding, among other things, a salary increase from 45,000 escudos, or about 409 euros, to 65,000, or about 510 euros. According to a trade union source, the strike is followed by about 95 per cent of [...]
©- - 21 november 2019 - 12:43:46 - thread Social (561 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Councils of the six municipalities of Bamako district and its surroundings started a weeklong strike on Monday to denounce the arrest of the mayor of Bamako district, Adama Sangaré, and the mayors of Baguinéda and Mountougoula municipalities, adjacent to the Malian capital, union sources told PANA [...]
©- - 07 november 2019 - 13:59:22 - thread Social (172 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Workers under Mali's National Union of Banks and Financial Institutions on Thursday (SYNABEF) began a 48-hour strike to press their demand for  retroactive pay of a 10 percent salary increase effective from January 2019.   "We call for the implementation of the results obtained in 2019 by Mali's [...]
©- - 25 october 2019 - 13:17:17 - thread Social (127 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Members of the powerful Customs Union in Mali plan to begin a 72-hour strike from October 30, PANA learned from the union, which filed the strike notice on October 14 with the Ministry of Social Dialogue, Labor and Public Service. The Malian customs union, affiliated to the [...]
©- - 18 october 2019 - 14:41:17 - thread Social (310 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA)    -   Hospital ‘part-time workers’ in Mali have been on an indefinite strike since Wednesday in two university hospital centers, Mali Hospital and Kati Hospital, to demand the payment of their allowance arrears, reliable sources told PANA here Friday.  Out of 120 million CFAF, Mali hospital received only 28 [...]
©- - 13 september 2019 - 23:14:42 - thread Social (210 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Postal workers in Tunisia continued their strike on Monday, which began on August 21 in all regions of the country for reasons related to professional grievances. This strike caused a stoppage in all post offices, disrupting services for customers who deplored the situation as many Tunisians rely [...]
©- - 26 august 2019 - 14:54:16 - thread Social (207 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Workers of referral health centres of the six communes of the Malian capital, Bamako, are on strike since Wednesday following a call of their unions, PANA learnt on Thursday. According to union officials, they took the action to press their demand for 30% of the receipts generated [...]
©- - 15 august 2019 - 14:00:21 - thread Social (194 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA)    -   The staff of the Gabriel Touré hospital-university center (CHU), one of Mali’s biggest hospitals, has since Wednesday embarked on a 72-hour strike for improved conditions of service, PANA reported here Thursday. The demands, among other complaints, relate to respect for commitments made by the authorities, equipment, donation [...]
©- - 08 august 2019 - 23:12:17 - thread Social (269 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkinabe journalists have announced a 24-hour general strike, effective on Wednesday, to demand the transfer of Sidwaya and Radio and Television of Burkina Faso (RTB) into state-owned companies with the same staff.   The journalists are also demanding that government should provide substantial equipment and adequate means for [...]
©- - 15 july 2019 - 14:51:20 - thread Social (214 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) – After five days of negotiations, the Malian government and teachers' trade unions have come to an agreement, ending repeated strikes that had caused fear over the lost academic year, official sources told PANA.   Out of their ten points demands, eight were fully agreed, one partially agreed and [...]
©- - 19 may 2019 - 19:03:05 - thread Social (246 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)   -   Unemployed graduates Wednesday blocked the main streets of the Tunisian central city of Kairouan here leading to the offices of government as part of a series of demonstrations against their continued unemployment.   The demonstrators, parading under the umbrella of The Coordination of Holders of PH.D Diplomas, also [...]
©- - 15 may 2019 - 22:47:48 - thread Social (190 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA)   -   The Independent Secondary Education Union (SIPES) in Mauritania Monday declared a three-day national strike, demanding improved conditions of service, local media reported here. Mohamed Ahmed ould Beidah, Secretary General of SIPES, told local press that the main demands of the striking teachers concerned "a significant increase in [...]
©- - 22 april 2019 - 21:19:30 - thread Social (93 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Most health centres in Burkina Faso operated at a slow pace Wednesday following a strike action by the Union of Human and Animal Health Workers (SYNTSHA) to demand better living and working conditions, reliable sources told PANA here. In Bobo-Dioulasso, the country's second largest city (west), [...]
©- - 17 april 2019 - 23:21:37 - thread Social (202 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - After declaring several strikes since the beginning of the school year in Mali, the various national education unions have again called a new 15-day strike in three phases: 11 to 15 March; 18 to 22 March and 1 to 15 April 2019, following the breakdown, on [...]
©- - 12 march 2019 - 11:32:48 - thread Social (299 words)


Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - The chairman of the national trade-union of Tunisian journalists (SNJT), Neji Bghouri, on Tuesday said that the decision of the trade-union to go on strike is still in force, adding that the SNJT board will meet next week to take a decision in that regard. SNJT had [...]
©- - 26 february 2019 - 22:52:40 - thread Social (179 words)


Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) – The education sector in Guinea Bissau has been paralyzed since Thursday in the wake of a strike by teachers’ trade unions demanding payment of salary arrears from the government, reliable sources contacted from Ziguinchor (Senegal) told PANA on Friday. According to the sources in the capital, Bissau, [...]
©- - 15 february 2019 - 14:59:50 - thread Social (307 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Workers of Mauritel, the telecommunications operator in Mauritania, which is a subsidiary of Morocco-Telecom, on Wednesday launched a strike to press for several demands including salary increases and departure of the Moroccan director. They are also calling for a revision of the agreement signed between the Mauritanian [...]
©- - 31 january 2019 - 11:09:24 - thread Social (129 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali's largest labour union, the National Union of Malian Workers (UNTM), on Wednesday began a 3-day strike after negotiations with the government on several issues, including pay rise, broke down. The UNTM Secretary General, Yacouba Katilé, has accused the government of "negligence" during the negotiations, pushing the [...]
©- - 09 january 2019 - 11:23:39 - thread Social (210 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Bar Council announced on Tuesday that it has extended its strike that started on Monday for another three days. The Council will also organise a sit-in of its members, presidents and members of regional divisions at the headquarters of the court, before organising a second [...]
©- - 11 december 2018 - 11:04:14 - thread Social (200 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian university lecturers and researchers on Monday began a series of strikes to protest against the Tunisian ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for not respecting an agreement they signed last June. The strikes will be in force on 19, 21 and 23 November, and then [...]
©- - 19 november 2018 - 11:27:08 - thread Social (219 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators in Kenya have called off their countrywide boycott following talks with the government that resolved some contentious issues. Early on Tuesday, the vehicles started trickling back to the roads, signalling the end of the boycott sparked by the strict enforcement of rules [...]
©- - 13 november 2018 - 09:53:10 - thread Social (169 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese government has closed all schools in the country to prevent students from participating in a strike launched on Wednesday by workers, according to an official communiqué issued in Lomé. On Wednesday, the doors of schools were closed and students asked to return home at the [...]
©- - 18 february 2015 - 20:10:35 - thread Social (234 words)


Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Services in Côte d’Ivoire prisons are at a standstill since Monday due to a strike by guards who are demanding a pay rise, according to sources close to the correctional facilities. The strike mainly involves 2,000 new prison guards, former combatants who were integrated in the [...]
©- - 03 february 2015 - 18:41:36 - thread Social (147 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The teachers’ strike in Kenya entered its second week Monday with the authorities vowing not to give in to the teachers' pay hike demands. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) said giving in to the demands would be an abdication of its responsibilities. The commission, which [...]
©- - 12 january 2015 - 11:48:36 - thread Social (275 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Workers at Mauritania's copper mine in the northern part of the country Wednesday went on strike to press their demands for better living and working conditions, including a 10 percent increase in wages, PANA learned from trade union sources. "This strike is primarily driven by four [...]
©- - 03 september 2014 - 19:21:05 - thread Social (139 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A seven-month strike by teachers in Nigeria's public Colleges of Education was suspended Thursday, the teachers' union has announced. President Emmanuel Asagha of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), the umbrella body of all teachers in Nigeria’s 32 public Colleges of Education, told journalists in [...]
©- - 17 july 2014 - 16:55:14 - thread Social (223 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has rejected an increased wage offer and authorities on Friday reported "serious” outbreaks of violence with striking workers running riot in several parts of the country. In one incident on Friday, police fired rubber bullets [...]
©- - 04 july 2014 - 11:42:43 - thread Social (373 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Just days after a crippling five-month mining strike ended, South Africa is facing another major industrial strike which is expected to cost the economy about US$30 million per day. About 200,000 National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) members in the steel manufacturing [...]
©- - 03 july 2014 - 08:22:56 - thread Social (287 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s battered and bruised business leaders are relieved that the news that the crippling five-month strike in the platinum mining industry is over. The strike began in January, when more than 70,000 workers downed tools to demand higher wages and benefits. South Africa [...]
©- - 24 june 2014 - 08:25:02 - thread Social (230 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Mining Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Tuesday denied that he “abandoned” wage negotiations with role players in the crippling platinum mining industry strike. Rather, he expressed the hope that by withdrawing from the wage negotiations, the mine owners and unions would work towards [...]
©- - 10 june 2014 - 11:42:19 - thread Social (334 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A strike by administrative officers in the Libyan court system, which began 10 days ago in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, has spread to other major cities of the north African country, PANA learnt here Wednesday. The administrative officers are demanding salary increases. PANA reported that following the successful [...]
©- - 07 may 2014 - 11:19:27 - thread Social (165 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - An education sector union in Benin has called on its members to continue with their strike following a failed negotiation with the country's President. In a statement made available to PANA on Sunday, the union said the outcome of the talks was not positive for teachers as [...]
©- - 16 march 2014 - 14:39:02 - thread Social (243 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Tensions are running high in South Africa’s North West province where tens of thousands of miners have gone on strike over a wage dispute. There is a great deal of interest in the strike following the violent strike at Lonmin's Marikana operations in August [...]
©- - 23 january 2014 - 08:26:42 - thread Social (215 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Workers at Nigerian government's tertiary health institutions are due to begin an indefinite, nation-wide strike midnight Wednesday to protest government's failure to accede to their demand for better remuneration. The Joint Health Sector Unions, coordinators of the strike, said its directive for the strike to commence followed [...]
©- - 21 august 2013 - 12:36:42 - thread Social (145 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The powerful Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) announced on Sunday it will begin a three-day ''warning'' strike on Monday to protest a rash of issues, from unfair labour practices by some oil firms to the state of the nation's roads. PANA reports [...]
©- - 30 june 2013 - 16:08:51 - thread Social (233 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian doctors on Tuesday announced the end of their crippling strike that disrupted services in government health facilities and brought suffering to patients for about one month. A statement released in Accra, the nation's capital, asked doctors to ''fully restore their services with effective May 8, 2013". The [...]
©- - 07 may 2013 - 19:57:50 - thread Social (276 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Teachers in Nigerian polytechnics have commenced an indefinite strike over pay and the poor work conditions, the local media reported Monday. The teachers, under the umbrella Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), declared the strike on Sunday, following the expiration of their seven-day warning strike. ASUP's National President [...]
©- - 29 april 2013 - 09:00:09 - thread Social (106 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's National Labour Commission (NLC) has filed a writ at the High Court seeking the powers of the court to compel striking doctors to return to the hospitals as conditions in the public health facilities continue to deteriorate. The NLC said the doctors were still on strike [...]
©- - 25 april 2013 - 09:35:06 - thread Social (499 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Thousands of disgruntled teachers in South Africa on Wednesday morning embarked on protest marches in Cape Town and Pretoria. The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) said it expected about 25,000 of its members to take part in marches which are meant to increase the [...]
©- - 24 april 2013 - 08:58:17 - thread Social (171 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The strike by doctors in public health facilities in Ghana entered its second week on Monday, but with doctors rescinding their decision to intensify their action, at least for a week. The doctors, who stopped attending to out-patients one week ago in a dispute with government over [...]
©- - 15 april 2013 - 10:30:18 - thread Social (455 words)


Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The Gabon’s national oil union, ONEP, has suspended its strike following a meeting in Port-Gentil to pave the way for talks with the government. According to its Secretary General, Guy-Roger Aurat Reteno, ONEP is demanding the sack of the Director General and the Director of Human Resources [...]
©- - 18 march 2013 - 11:22:51 - thread Social (141 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian teachers on Monday began an indefinite strike to press for higher pay, despite a last minute attempt by the government to avoid a full-scale action that has been timed to coincide with the start of the West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). The 250,000-strong teachers [...]
©- - 18 march 2013 - 11:03:17 - thread Social (393 words)