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The Confederation of Workers of Benin have gone out on strike

The Confederation of Workers of Benin (CSTB) have gone out on strike to demand that the government repeal laws that withhold the right to strike of health workers, justice workers, the paramilitary, and magistrates. The union confederation also demands the end of corporate, public and para-public privatizations, the reinstatement of the dismissed workers of privatized or liquidated companies and services, an end of the post-2008 dismissal process for staff, and the payout of the remainder of their contracts and wage arrears.

Source: www.panapress.com

The government's economic reforms raise a wave of discontent among workers

Government economic reforms are targeted by public sector workers, saying “we are not against the development of our country. But the reforms initiated by President Patrice Talon are sudden and suicidal for the people of Benin, with its waves of privatization of public companies and thousands of employees layoffs.” The Coordinator of the Inter-health Human Resources (IRHS), Adolphe Houssou, said “we cannot allow the government to privatize the country's hospitals and public health centers. In the Benin Constitution of 11 December 1990, the State has the duty to guarantee health care to people of Benin. Already with the management of State, less than 51% of Beninese attend centers and public hospitals. But when these structures will be privatized, what will be the fate of thousands of Beninese currently living below the poverty line!”

Source: peopleoverprof.it

Trade unions are strongly opposing the privatization of four public companies

Trade unions are strongly opposing the privatization of four public companies. These include the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions, the General Confederation of Workers of Benin, the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Benin, the Confederation of United Trade Unions of Benin, and the national trade unions of the workers of Benin. “At the Council of Ministers on 30 November, the Benin government decided to liquidate the National Agricultural Promotion Corporation, the Agricultural Input Purchasing Center, the National Food Security Support Office and the National Board to Stabilize and Support Farm Income Prices.”

Source: french.china.org.cn