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Mauritian employers use Covid-19 to push back against labour laws

23 July, 2020In October 2019, Mauritian unions won a great victory when new labour law amendments were introduced after years of struggle. But employers have used the pandemic to push back.

Mauritius Actions

18 October, 2013To mark the World Day for Decent Work, on 7 October, the Government Services Employees Association (GSEA) of Mauritius organized a one-day workshop on the theme “Precarious Work-Our Concern”.

MAURITIUS

8 October, 2014In Mauritius, on 7 October, IndustriALL affiliates took to the streets demanding a national minimum wage to mark the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW).

Minimum wage win for unions in Mauritius

13 December, 2017Years of campaigning by trade unions in Mauritius have paid off as the government approves a new minimum wage package totaling 9,000 Mauritian rupees per month (US$257) from next year.

Mauritius

8 October, 2015IndustriALL Global Union's Mauritian affiliate, the CMCTEU, together with the national centre, the CTSP, organized a demonstration and a debate on Decent Work and labour legislation to mark 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work. 

African unions confront precarious work

29 January, 2014Meeting in Togo, affiliates from 13 African countries evaluated their successes and challenges in 2013 and strategized how they will continue to make progress against precarious work in 2014.

Worker action succeeds at Mauritius Stationery Manufacturers

13 February, 2014178 paper sector workers employed by Mauritius Stationery Manufacturers (MSM) Ltd have staged a successful sit-in at the factory in protest at being laid off without compensation.

Workers’ Rights Act amendments a victory for Mauritius unions

24 October, 2019On 4 October the Mauritius government agreed to the Workers’ Rights Act (2019) which will improve conditions on hours of work, shift work, vacation leave and for precarious workers in non-standard work. 

Young workers discuss strategies for the future of unions in Africa

29 July, 2019Young workers in Sub Saharan Africa live in a region of high unemployment, inequality, poverty, low manufacturing and declining industrialization. Further, transformation at the workplace is taking place due to Industry 4.0 automation and artificial intelligence. 

Migrant Resource Centre protects migrant workers in Mauritius against exploitation

15 March, 2021When migrant workers are recruited to work in Mauritius, they are often told that they will earn lots of money by recruiting agents in their countries of origin that include India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and others. However, this is not the case.