Lebanon: The Syndicate of Bakery Workers demands inclusion in the committee studying the price of bread

During a meeting held in the union’s office, the head of the Syndicate of Bakery Workers in Beirut spoke about his meeting with the Minister of Economy and Trade. In the meeting, they discussed the prices of bread in Lebanon and the repercussions of the pandemic that led to in a decrease in the purchasing power and exchange rates in foreign currency for the sixth time due to the lack of support in raw materials such as sugar and yeast.

Morocco: Syndicates of public health workers will have a strike on November 16th

Syndicates of public health professionals announced that they will organize protests in the whole country on November 16th, starting from 11 am, in the headquarters of their local administrations or health institutions. The workers will protest against the bill of finance. The Syndicates criticized statements of the Deputy Minister, Fawzi Lakjaa, during the recent discussions on the 2022 finance bill in the House of Representatives.

Algeria: Trade union of car battery producers calls on the authorities to save the sector

After the authorisation of the export of ferrous and non-ferrous metal waste, lead ingots and powder and other manufactured products used as raw materials for battery recycling, by the Ministers of Trade and Export, and Environment and Finance, the Union of Car Battery Producers called on the authorities to cancel the decision, which does not apply to the 2010 Supplementary Finance Law stipulating, in Article 43, that the export of ferrous and non-ferrous waste is prohibited. The union added that about 2,500 jobs in the recycling and processing of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap and another 2,500 in production are threatened by this authorisation, which also affects 14 public and private factories. Members of the union referred to a study that includes the production capacity of the factories and the sale and purchase prices of lead as waste to demonstrate that they are capable of doubling the production value of batteries, exporting them in finished form, covering the needs of the national market, and supplying the country with foreign currency.