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09 Jan 2020 | 05:08 AM UTC

Burkina Faso: Nationwide truck drivers’ strike January 8-10

Truck drivers’ union calls for a nationwide strike from January 8 through January 10; associated protests and roadblocks likely

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Event

The truck drivers' union URCB has called for a nationwide strike from Wednesday, January 8, through Friday, January 10, to demand better working conditions and increased salaries. Associated protests and roadblocks are possible in the coming days.

Transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of any protest.

Context

In August 2018, the government made commitments to address truck drivers' grievances, but officials did not fulfill their promises, prompting truck drivers to strike nationwide.

Advice

Individuals in Burkina Faso, notably Ouagadougou are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.