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Guinea Bissau

The ITUC affiliate in Guinea-Bissau is the Union Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée Bissau (UNTGB).

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Intimidation during a strike01-04-2017

At the beginning of 2017, the multinationals MTN and Orange tried to intimidate workers who wanted to take part in a general 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
called to demand the respect of a court order for the reinstatement of workers who had been unfairly dismissed. At the time of writing the workers had not been reinstated.
The National Workers Union of Guinea-Bissau (l’Union nationale des travailleurs de Guinée-Bissau - UNTG) has also complained of the persistent difficulties faced by workers when trying to form a trade union and in the daily exercise of trade union activities (employer interference in trade union activities and the financial administration of trade unions, a refusal to negotiation, the intimidation of workers to undermine strikes.)

Collective bargaining weak31-12-2011

There is little proof of 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
in the country. The government has consistently failed to respond to 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
requests to show it is taking measures to improve 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
in the public and private sectors and has not yet adopted legislation regulating the 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
rights of public servants.

Violent suppression31-12-2010
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