South Africa: Eskom workers continue strike despite court order

Photo©Siphiwe Sibeko/ReutersMore workers at South African state-run power utility Eskom joined a strike over pay, their union said on Wednesday, in defiance of a court order preventing the industrial action at the state-run firm.

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Wage strike starts at South Africa power utility Eskom, supplies stable

Photo©Siphiwe Sibeko/ReutersWorkers downed tools Monday at three South African power stations with more set to follow as a wage strike began at state-run utility Eskom, but the company said its operations had not yet been impacted and branded the stoppage illegal.

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South Africa's NUM union to go on strike at power utility Eskom in August

File photo©Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPASouth Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday its members will go on strike at power utility Eskom, the sole provider of electricity in Africa's most industrialised country, from 8 August.

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South Africa's petrochemical and pharmaceutical strike could hit oil refineries

An oil refinery is seen with Cape Town's Table Mountain in the background. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPASouth African energy workers plan to strike from Thursday over wages, potentially affecting crude oil refineries and fuel depots, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) said on Wednesday.

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Protests over salaries delay Libyan oil shipments

File photo©Kamran Jebreili/AP/SIPAGuards protesting over pay shut the eastern Libyan oil terminal of Hariga on Sunday, delaying two shipments of crude, a port official said.

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Nigerian oil trade union begins strike on holiday, warns of delayed effect

Cranes are seen during a facility tour at the proposed Dangote oil refinery site near Akodo beach in the outskirt of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde AkinleyeA Nigerian trade union representing oil workers said it had begun a strike on Thursday, but added that the effect of its industrial action would not be felt for some time because it started on a public holiday.

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Ghana aviation workers threaten crippling strike

File Photo©Yves Logghe/AP/SIPAGhana's civil aviation authority's workers have threatened to shut down the country's airspace beginning Friday in protest against the body's failure to install equipment to guarantee safety at airports.

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Heightened tensions as Zimbabwe civil servants threaten strike over June salaries

As Zimbabwe's economy totters on the brink of collapse, the government has moved the payment of June salaries to next month, but civil servants are not taking this lying down, threatening a nationwide strike and heightening tensions in the southern African country.

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Nigeria: University of Lagos students up in arms

University of Lagos students leaving campus after it was closed down until further notice. Photo©Screen ShotStudents at the University of Lagos say they will continue with their protests until issues affecting them are addressed, after administrators shut down the institution indefinitely.

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South Africa's AMCU union threaten strike at Sibanye Gold over planned job cuts

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said on Friday it could strike at Sibanye Gold if the firm does not stop its plans to cut more than 500 jobs at its recently acquired platinum mines.

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Ghana: Service disruptions to rock Kotoka international airport

Disruptions to the services at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana’s capital, Accra are expected to start from Friday until a solution is foundAir traffic services at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana's capital, Accra, are likely to be disrupted in the coming days following authorities' failure to resolve an impasse between the country's aviation authority and a company that runs services at the airport.

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Workers at Cote d'Ivoire's state oil company Petroci extend strike

File Photo©ReutersWorkers at Ivory Coast's state oil company Petroci have extended a strike for an additional 72 hours as they sought to bring in employees from other companies in the sector to join their protest against layoffs, union officials said on Friday.

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Cote d'Ivoire: Petroci workers launch 72-hour strike

Vridi, Abidjan's industrial zone. Photo©Vincent FournierEmployees at Ivory Coast's state oil company Petroci began a 72-hour strike on Tuesday to protest a wave of recent layoffs as union leaders threatened to broaden the walkout to other firms if the workers' demands were not met.

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South Africa coal workers end strike

File photo©ReutersSouth African coal miners have reached an agreement to end a week-long strike that had paralysed the sector.

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Mining: South Africa's unions divided on wage offers in troubled gold sector

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday its members had accepted the latest pay offer from gold producers covering the next three years.

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South Africa's anti-corruption march goes ahead despite legal wrangle

file photo©ReutersA strike to raise awareness against the rampant corruption in South Africa is going ahead this week despite the likelihood that there shall be a ruling saying some workers would be engaging in an unprotected protest, leaving them vulnerable to being fired.

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Ghana: Patients abandon gov't hospitals as doctors strike deepens

Military and police hospitals in Ghana's capital Accra have in the past few days been forced to erect tents, as they seek to handle an overwhelming number of patients who have thronged the institutions following an indefinite strike by doctors.

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Labour unrest rocks Ghana's public sector

Ghana's public sector has been hard hit by labour unrest, as more workers in the health and education sectors have laid down their tools, while others have served notice to strike over poor wages and unpaid salary arrears.

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Ghanaian doctors threaten en masse resignations

File photo©ReutersAt least 4,000 public sector medical doctors across Ghana have quit their consulting rooms indefinitely, threatening to carry out mass resignations if the government fails to improve their conditions of service.

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Ahmad Farroukh, CEO of MTN's South Africa business resigns as strike drags on

Ahmad Farroukh, CEO of MTN's SA unit. Photo©ScreenShotWNThe chief executive of MTN's South African unit has resigned, an internal statement by Africa's largest mobile operator said on Monday, as a strike by 2,000 workers approaches its second month.

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