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Algerian union leader gets jail sentence for whistleblowing

2 February, 2017IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the Algerian government to drop charges against a union leader sentenced to six months in jail after revealing corruption at the state-owned energy company Sonelgaz. 

Algeria: union leaders released but oppression continues

12 December, 201713 December ***UPDATE*** IndustriALL Global Union is relieved to learn that two Algerian trade union leaders detained by authorities on 12 December have been released. But government oppression of their union, SNATEGS, continues. 

Global unions unite to support independent trade unions in Algeria

7 June, 2018Global unions rallied outside the United Nations in Geneva on 6 June 2018 to protest against the persecution of independent trade unions in Algeria.  

Workers in Algeria to stage further strikes

2 April, 2019***UPDATE 3 APRIL 2019*** Workers in Algeria still plan to hold a three-day general strike starting 7 April unless a transitional government is put in place. Although President Bouteflika’s resignation is a victory for protestors, IndustriALL’s affiliate, SNATEG, is demanding a transitional government, which includes members of the opposition, in order to prepare for transparent presidential elections. SNATEG is also calling for the resignation of interim president and leader of the Senate, Abdelkader Bensalah. “The Algerian people do not have confidence in the present government installed by Bouteflika,” says SNATEG president, Raouf Mellal.

Trade unionists in Algeria arrested at protest

7 January, 2019Trade union leaders and members of three independent unions in Algeria were arrested and detained for several hours during protest in central Algiers on 27 December.

IndustriALL slams deregistration of energy union in Algeria

18 May, 2017IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Minister of Labour in Algeria to condemn the de-registration of its energy union affiliate, SNATEGS, and the dismissal of its president, Raouf Mellal. 

Algerian trade union leader appeals prison sentence

10 May, 2017Algerian trade union leader and whistleblower, Mellal Raouf, will begin an appeal against his six-month prison sentence at a court in Guelma on 11 May.

A question of dignity: a dark year for Algerian unions

17 October, 2017Algerian trade union leader, Raouf Mellal, is facing six months in prison for whistleblowing at one the country’s biggest enterprises Sonelgaz, while his union is courageously fighting a sustained attack on its members at the state-owned energy company.

Michelin massively cuts jobs in France, Colombia and Algeria

1 July, 2013Leading tire manufacturer Michelin pushes forward on international restructuring programme while unions demand respect for the affected workers.

IndustriALL files OECD complaint against General Electric

30 October, 2018As General Electric (GE) posts its 3rd Quarter results today, IndustriALL Global Union has filed an OECD complaint against the American conglomerate for its direct links to serious and ongoing abuse of workers in Algeria.