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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.

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.

Mauritius – learning to organize in the supply chain

2 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Mauritius met to discuss ways to organize in the garment industry supply chain.

Mauritian unions mobilize against increasing casualization of labor in the private sector

18 March, 2013In Mauritius, new employment legislation adopted in 2009 led to deregulation of the labor market and a massive expansion of contract work.

Living wages a major demand in Africa

22 October, 2014Campaigns are being developed in several African countries to push for living wages.

Ending migrant workers’ rights violations in Mauritius

27 June, 2019The paradise island of Mauritius hosts more than 45,000 migrant workers. Migrant workers’ rights violations are common in the country’s textile and garment sector supply chain, including exploitation by recruitment agencies in the countries of origin, like Bangladesh, Madagascar, Nepal and India.