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App promotes migrant workers’ rights in Mauritius

21 June, 2022Migrant workers planning on finding work or already working in Mauritius can find information about their rights at work, health and safety, and living wages on an interactive mobile app accessed on their smartphone.

Fighting migrant worker exploitation in Mauritius

3 March, 2022The official opening of the Migrant Resource Centre is a testimony that collective efforts are critical to eliminating modern slavery and promote decent working conditions in the garment factories.

Young unionists in MENA discuss impacts of Covid-19

12 April, 2021On 31 March, the MENA youth network met online for the first time since November 2019. 34 young leaders from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Bahrain shared experiences of the impact of Covid-19 on young workers and union responses.

Kinross Gold Corporation must ensure workers’ health and safety during Covid-19 crisis

8 May, 2020Workers at Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania, owned by Canadian Kinross Gold Corporation, launched an indefinite strike on 5 May over non-compliance with labour laws and workers’ safety during Covid-19.

First regional mining workshop held in Morocco

21 February, 2017The first Middle East and North Africa regional mining workshop was held on 30 November and 1 December 2016 in Casablanca, Morocco.

Worker rights violations under spotlight at the ILO

16 June, 2016The ILO Committee on Application of Standards at the 2016 International Labour Conference in Geneva heard testimonies from workers around the world facing increased repression and difficulties in exercising their rights enshrined in ILO Conventions.

Mauritania - successful end to miners’ strike

7 April, 2015Two days after a mass rally of unions, opposition parties and civic groups, Mauritania’s state-owned iron ore company has agreed to reopen talks with unions, bringing an end to a two-month-long strike late on 2 April.

Massive miners’ strike galvanizes Mauritania

2 April, 2015A two month-long miners’ strike in Mauritania’s iron ore industry is affecting the whole country say unions. Mauritania is Africa’s second largest exporter of iron ore and the mineral is vital to its struggling economy.