Hundreds of school children stormed the Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament on Thursday (October 21) amid a strike by school teachers over unresolved issues related to the roll-out of government's free primary education program. Teachers went on strike at the start of the school year on Oct. 4 over several issues including salaries, bonus pay and retirement age, according to the Congo Teachers Union.
After a series of protests at the groceries delivery service, Gorillas workers claim working conditions have only gotten worse. But the company is sending a clear message to dissatisfied workers — strikers will be fired.
In their first press conference since they seized control of Afghanistan, the insurgents promised amnesty and vowed to honor women's rights within "the limits of Islam."
Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, Chile's Escondida, have approved a strike after rejecting the final contract offer proposed by multinational owners BHP. The workers are asking for a one-time bonus to recognize their work during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as education benefits for their children. Escondida workers staged a 44-day strike in 2017, the longest in the history of Chilean mining. The strike caused $740 million in losses for the company.
Amid a surge in Covid-19 infections, Nigeria's frontline doctors have begun an indefinite strike. The country's Association of Resident Doctors says the government has ignored their demands, which include months of back pay and bonuses for treating coronavirus patients. As France 24's Sam Olukoya reports, it's the fourth time doctors have gone on strike since the start of the pandemic.
If Navalny perseveres with his hunger strike he will die, doctors have warned. Meanwhile, the opposition leader has been brought up to speed with the protests across Russia, which have filled him with "hope."
Resident doctors are threatening to resume their suspended strike in one month should the government fail to implement the latest memorandum of action to the latter.
Lawyers and other Nigerians are bearing the brunt as courts across the country remain shut for the second day running.
A French air strike killed 19 civilians in Mali in January, according to a UN report, prompting a strong denial from France. The French air force struck near the remote village of Bounti on January 3, in circumstances that sparked controversy in the war-torn Sahel region. Also, International Criminal Court judges have upheld the 30-year prison sentence handed down to Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, known as the "Terminator".
The coronavirus has fueled sky-high company profits but Amazon workers say they are being pushed to the limit. The first strike of its kind in Italy includes suppliers and delivery drivers.
ASUP threatens nationwide Polytechnic strike from April 6
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