Lebanon: Transport workers will be on strike next Wednesday

Lebanese transport trade unions have declared that next Wednesday will be a “day of anger” to protest against the decrease in salaries and the increase in fuel prices. The president of the Land Transport Trade Union said that the protest odes not aim at disrupting the daily life of citizens but articulating the demands of the sector’s professionals to the authorities. The trade unionist recalled that transport prices have reached unprecedented levels, whether for private vehicles or for public transport, because of the increase in fuel prices for more than 12 times in a single year.

New agreement between Bahraini and Nigerian trade unions to protect migrant workers

The Nigerian Confederation of Labour and the General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain agreed to cooperate to protect human and labour rights of African migrants in general and Nigerians in particular in Bahrain. The new cooperation will also include ways in which trade unions can contribute to the safe return and reintegration of migrants. The increase in migration flows from Niger to Bahrain in recent years and the increase in cases of human rights violations of African workers in the Middle East and Bahrain, especially with the health crisis, have made this cooperation necessary. Trade unions need to contribute to the organisation of foreign workers in order to protect the rights of workers in their host and home countries.