3 – Regular violations of rights
The ITUC Global Rights Index

Angola

The ITUC affiliates in Angola are the Central Geral de Sindicatos Independentes e Livres de Angola (CGSILA) and the União Nacional dos Trabalhadores de Angola (UNTA-CS).

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Arrested for calling a strike23-10-2012

Workers at the oil vessel FPSO Gimboa were questioned by the public prosecutor in Soyo on 24 October 2012 because of their participation in a strike strike The most common form of industrial action, a strike is a concerted stoppage of work by employees for a limited period of time. Can assume a wide variety of forms.

See general strike, intermittent strike, rotating strike, sit-down strike, sympathy strike, wildcat strike
on 3 October. Their demands include better working conditions, in particular safe transportation from and to the vessel and the full payment of their salaries. The Rapid Intervention Police, Anti-Riot Unit, state security and the police ended the strike strike The most common form of industrial action, a strike is a concerted stoppage of work by employees for a limited period of time. Can assume a wide variety of forms.

See general strike, intermittent strike, rotating strike, sit-down strike, sympathy strike, wildcat strike
and arrested 15 workers who are employed at Sagio company.

Workers’ rights not respected 31-12-2011

Workers’ organisations are closely monitored by the authorities, particularly in the strategic oil and diamond industries. The authorities and employers have shown little tolerance for protest action. There are frequent and repeated warnings. Any social unrest is met with reminders about the need for the country’s economic recovery, discipline at work and for dialogue as the only possible solution to workers’ demands. Freedom of expression is quashed just as much as freedom of association freedom of association The right to form and join the trade union of one’s choosing as well as the right of unions to operate freely and carry out their activities without undue interference.

See Guide to the ITUC international trade union rights framework
, if not more so, hence union demands or grievances are rarely mentioned in the press. A report on industrial disputes in the Kwanza Norte province in April 2011 found that many were due to the failure of employers to apply the law and the fact that many workers did not know what rights they had in law.

Unions have not remained completely docile however. The National Union of Angolan Workers (UNTA-CS) called for more workers and more organising organising The process of forming or joining a trade union, or inducing other workers to form or join one. in the country’s all-important oil industry during the year , and with the support of the ILO International Labour Organization A tripartite United Nations (UN) agency established in 1919 to promote working and living conditions. The main international body charged with developing and overseeing international labour standards.

See tripartism, ITUC Guide to international trade union rights
pressed for laws to protect domestic workers’ rights further to the adoption of the new ILO International Labour Organization A tripartite United Nations (UN) agency established in 1919 to promote working and living conditions. The main international body charged with developing and overseeing international labour standards.

See tripartism, ITUC Guide to international trade union rights
Convention. UNTA-CS also publicly denounced the failure to respect health and safety standards, criticising the high number of accidents in the construction industry. The General Centre for Independent Trade Unions of Angola (CGSILA) meanwhile called for a minimum wage worth USD300, while the head of the education, culture and sports union pressed for higher salaries in his sector.

Collective bargaining curtailed31-12-2011

Collective bargaining collective bargaining The process of negotiating mutually acceptable terms and conditions of employment as well as regulating industrial relations between one or more workers’ representatives, trade unions, or trade union centres on the one hand and an employer, a group of employers or one or more employers’ organisations on the other.

See collective bargaining agreement
is restricted in its coverage. The government is the country’s biggest employer and, through the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security, sets wages and benefits on an annual basis. This involves consultation, but no negotiations with the unions.

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