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Nigeria: 24 Hours to Go - Govs Mount Pressure On Labour to Shelve Strike

[Leadership] Barely 24 hours to deadline, governors of the 36 states of the federation yesterday mounted pressure on organised labour to resolve the impasse occasioned by the threat to embark on strike tomorrow, if the federal government refuses to rescind the recent decision to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, and electricity tariff. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Nehawu Free State Disappointed By Utterances Made By Minister Employment and Labour

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] in Free State notes with disappointment the utterances made by the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, in a media statement dated September 23, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: National Assembly Fails to Overturn Kenyatta Memo on Ex-MPs' Pension

[Nation] The National Assembly once again failed to overturn President Uhuru Kenyatta's memorandum on the Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that rejected an enhancement of former lawmakers' retirement benefits. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Everything You Need to Know About Pushing for Equal Pay

[UN Women] Workers around the world look forward to payday. A paycheck may bring a sense of relief, satisfaction, or joy, but it can also represent an injustice-an expression of persistent inequalities between men and women in the workplace. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Some Good News About Gender Equality That You May Have Missed

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Zimbabwe: U.S. Pledges Support for Striking Public Health Workers

[New Zimbabwe] THE United States has pledged support for Zimbabwe's public health sector now crippled by an over two-month long strike by health workers including nurses and doctors. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Unions Welcome Compensation for Domestic Workers At Last

[GroundUp] Proposed changes to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act to include domestic workers have been welcomed by unions. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Labour's Proposed Strike in Abeyance As Parley With Govt Ends in Deadlock

[This Day] Abuja -- The meeting between the federal government and organised labour, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), was adjourned yesterday till Monday after both sides failed to agree on terms for the resolution of the dispute over the increase in petrol price and electricity tariffs in the country. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: President Ramaphosa to Meet With Nehawu

[] President Cyril Ramaphosa will today engage in discussion with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fuel, Electricity Tariff Hike - Labour Insists On Reversal

[Vanguard] The organized labour Thursday insisted that the Federal Government should revert back to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the strike will stand. (AllAfrica)

Algeria: Lower House Approves Bill On Protection of Healthcare Personnel

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- The deputies of the People's National Assembly (Lower House) have adopted on Thursday the bill modifying the criminal code on the protection of healthcare personnel. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: 250 MNG Gold Contractors' Redundancy Unjustifiable

[New Dawn] --Martin Kollie (AllAfrica)

Angola: Piim to Create Over 20,000 New Permanent Jobs

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Integrated Intervention Plan for Municipalities (PIIM) will create 23, 200 new jobs by 2022, according to the Inter-ministerial Commission. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Construction of Rail From Nigeria to Niger Republic, an Insult - Labour

[Vanguard] Abuja -- The Trade Union Congress, TUC, Thursday, took a swipe at the Federal Government over the recent approval of $1.96 billion for the construction of a rail line from Kano-Katsina-Jibia to Maradi in Niger Republic. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt, Labour Adamant As Court Stops Strike

[Vanguard] Despite an order by the National Industrial Court, NIC, on the Nigeria Labour Congress , NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, not to embark on the nationwide strike scheduled for Monday, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice, the two unions insisted on the action yesterday, saying they were not aware of any order (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Senior Executives Set to Discuss Achieving Retirement Goals

[Ghanaian Times] Senior executives, Mrs. Freda Duplan, Chairperson, Zenith Bank Ghana Ltd Board of Directors, Mr AfriyieOware, CEO, Axis Pensions Trust and Mr Nashiru Iddrisu, MD, Hollard Life Assurance are set to discuss how it's never too early or late to plan your retirement goals this Friday, September 25, 2020, at 4pm via Zoom. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Laid Off Staff of GCNet Demand Payment of Outstanding Salaries ... Gives Seven-Day Ultimatum

[Ghanaian Times] Redundant staff of the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) has asked the management of the company to pay them their outstanding salaries and severance package as directed by the National Labour Commission (NLC). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: TUC Kicks Against Construction of Railway Line to Niger Republic

[This Day] Abuja -- The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has described the federal government's approval for the construction of a railway line linking Nigeria to Niger Republic as an insult to Nigerians and a waste of the country's scarce resources. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Mayor Koijee Appeals to Striking Health Workers

[New Republic] -Reminds Them Of Their Duty and Oath (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: No Going Back - Labour Insists On Reversal of Fuel, Electricity Tariff Hike

[Vanguard] The organised labour Thursday insisted that the Federal Government should revert back to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the strike will stand. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Petrol, Electricity Price Hike - Govt, Labour Meeting Inconclusive As Court Halts Planned Strike

[Premium Times] A court granted an interim order barring the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on a protest or strike over the price hike. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sacked Workers Hold Demos Outside Kirubia Stadium

[Nation] Thirty casual workers on Thursday held demonstrations outside Kirubia Stadium in Tharaka-Nithi County demanding pay from the contractor; Toddy Civil Engineering and Construction Company. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Non-Teaching Staff in Nyanza Region Appeal for Salaries

[Nation] Non-teaching staff in public schools from six counties in Nyanza region have appealed to the government to pay their salaries for the months of July and August. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt, Labour Unions Meet Behind Doors On Fuel Price Hike

[Daily Trust] The representatives of federal government and Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) as well as Trade Union Congress (TUC) are currently holding a closed-door meeting over the recent increment of electricity tariff and price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 175 Support Staff Medics in Kisumu Protest Nonpayment of Salaries Since April

[Capital FM] Kisumu -- Over 100 locum health workers contacted by the Kisumu County downed their tools on Thursday to protest nonpayment of salaries since April. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Port Health Workers Demand Allowance

[This Day] About 67 personnel of the Port Health Services (PHS), Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and some others at the headquarters of the health agency in Abuja, have decried non-payment of hazard allowance promised by the federal government to health workers during the Covid-19 lock down. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Banks, Insurance Companies, Others to Join Labour's Strike

[This Day] The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) has directed that all workers within its purview follow suit and embark on the planned nationwide which is slated to commence on Monday, September 28, 2020 (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: To Avert Mass Action, Govt to Meet Labour Unions

[This Day] The federal government has scheduled another meeting today with members of the organised labour movement in a bid to prevent a looming mass action being planned by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Striking Health Workers Seek Diplomatic Missions' Intervention - Wants Govt. Uphold MOU

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Striking public health workers in Liberia have petitioned the United States Government, European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) to prevail on the President George Manneh Weah led-administration to deliver on their demands submitted to the government in a bid to help improve their living conditions. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Nurses, Midwives Strike - Dialogue Is the Way to Go!

[Ghanaian Times] One of the ways that workers are able to demand from employers what is due them is to always act together. Be it teacher associations, nurses or doctors, these workers are able to solve problems and make changes that improve their lives. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Few Workers in East Africa Have a Pension Cover

[East African] Kenya has the highest pension coverage in the region, even though about 80 per cent of the country's labour force is in the informal sector. (AllAfrica)