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22 Jan 2020 | 11:03 AM UTC

Gabon: Unions announce general strikes January 23-27

Public and private sector unions announce general strikes against labor code review January 23-27; significant disruptions expected

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Event

On Thursday, January 16, the Union Coalition's (Coalition des travailleurs du secteur pétrolier, des mines, de l'eau et de l'électricité) spokesman, announced that a so-called ''warning" general strike will take place across the country from 00:01 (local time) on Thursday, January 23, through Monday, January 27, at midnight. According to the spokesman, the strike will be followed by both private and public employees as a result of the government's decision to review the Gabonese labor code.

Significant disruptions are to be anticipated throughout the country and associated protests are also possible.

Advice

Individuals in Gabon are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate disruptions, and avoid all potential related protests and demonstrations as a precaution.