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Gabon

The ITUC affiliates in Gabon are the Confédération Gabonaise des Syndicats Libres (CGSL) and the Confédération Syndicale Gabonaise (COSYGA).

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Rain Forest Management, a Malaysian owned...10-10-2013

Rain Forest Management, a Malaysian owned wood processing company, refused to negotiate with the Entente Syndicale des Travailleurs du Gabon (EN.SY.TG). Union leadership visited the company between 25-30 September 2013. However, workers who were planning to take part in the trade union meetings were threatened and intimidated. EN.SY.TG was informed that about 50 union members were summoned by the human resources management and threatened to be dismissed if they continued to stay in the union. On 10 October 2013, the union leader at the enterprise was falsely accused with theft and arrested.

Strike in the oil sector17-03-2013
Oil workers up in arms30-11-2011

Feared by the authorities for their capacity to exert a stranglehold on the Gabonese economy heavily dependent on oil revenues, the National Organisation of Petroleum Employees (ONEP) explained the reasons for its industrial action industrial action Any form of action taken by a group of workers, a union or an employer during an industrial dispute to gain concessions from the other party, e.g. a strike, go-slow or an overtime ban, or a lockout on the part of the employer. during the year, namely the highly precarious nature of employment in the industry, the abusive and illegal use of fixed term contracts, the proliferation of sub-contractors and outdated collective agreements that no longer matched the socio-economic reality. One of ONEP’s principal demands, together with several other unions, concerned the abusive and illegal use of foreign workers who were paid up to 20 times more for the same skills. In April a four day 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
brought the country to a virtual standstill and cost the Gabonese state the equivalent of 90 million euros, according to ONEP.

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