WARNING: This is the OLD IUF website.
Visit the NEW IUF website here: http://www.iuf.org

Algerian catering workers commence hunger strike

Printer-friendly version

Over 1100 catering workers employed by three companies have commenced a hunger strike at one of the largest gas fields in the world at Hassi R'Mel, Algeria. This latest action follows months of protests and strikes over the right to form unions and to bargain to improve salaries,shifts, conditions of work, housing and transportation.Despite agreement by the host company, the State petroleum monopoly Sonatrach and the catering companies to recognise the legitimacy of the workers claims, nothing was done to implement the agreement.The workers went on strike again on May 29 and the company brought in replacement labor.The indefinite hunger strike is an extreme response to seek recognition and justice.

IUF - Uniting Food, Farm and Hotel Workers World-Wide

About us
Our members
IUF newswire

Join our mailing list!



IUF Video News

Members only

IUF affiliates have been given passwords to access this content:
Meeting documents
TNC Updates

Facebook logo. Twitter logo.

Do you work for ...

Other union news

Global unions

News from the global union federations

LabourStart The news and campaigning website of the international trade union movement

RadioLabour Daily

Daily news broadcasts


The old IUF home page in English

Archived materials from before 2009: Editorials, Urgent Actions, News