Africa

Congo: discrimination and illegal practices in cement factory

A UK cement works

Congolese workers at a cement factory in Loutété are working in what they describe as slave conditions.

Zimbabwean unions call-off mayday celebrations after death threats

ZCTU demonstrator with arm in a sling

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says it was forced to cancel May Day celebrations in four provinces after militant supporters of President Robert Mugabe’s ruling ZANU PF party allegedly threatened to murder union officials if the celebrations went ahead.

Mayotte: Police arrest striking teachers

Mayotte

Local authorities are trying to break the long-running strike by arresting strikers, rather than by honouring promises made to staff.

Congo: Hospital workers strike

Hospital workers in Goma have begun striking after their request for better conditions was rejected.

Mayotte: Teachers strike over pay and conditions

Unions (FO and CGT) in Mayotte have ordered teachers to step down their protests after picketing led to massive disruption across the Island.

Mauritius: Yamachiche abattoir workers win strike

Workers at the abattoir have returned to work after winning salary increases and recognition of their union.

Ivory Coast: 57 workers fired for wildcat strike

Wood workers in the Ivory Coast

Earlier this week wood workers at Ivory Coast firm SMCI were accused by their boss of going on a wildcat strike, and fired.

Senegal: Strike at national airline

Air Senegal International was completely shut down for 48 hours this week as staff took strike action over low pay.

Gasping from out the Shallows: Reflections on revolution in the early twenty-first century

A text by Wayne Spencer giving an overview of struggles in the UK, Poland, South Africa and Italy alongside his reflections on the possibilities for revolution and revolutionary theory in the 21st century.

Somalia: bus drivers on strike

Bus and truck drivers in central Somalia were on strike yesterday following a hike in local taxes