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Labor Affairs Strike in Agriculture and at CAA

North Africa Journal, 8 March 2000

ALGIERS—Two top trade unions, the CDT and UMT, have called farming and agriculture workers to go on a general strike on March 9th and 10th. The unions have also asked the workers to stage a sit-in in various locations nation-wide to protest the government agricultural policies.

Meanwhile, employees of the insurer Compagnie Africaine d’Assurances have staged a half-day sit-in at the request of the CDT trade union. Observers report an 80% participation while management, which reported to have been surprised by the labor action, said that only half of its employees followed the union’s order.