The working-class history of Algeria

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UGTA calls on members to vote in Algeria’s Presidential Referendum
ICFTU OnLine, 10 September 1999. The UGTA, the Algerian trade union centre, has appealed to its members to vote yes in the National Presidential Referendum. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called for a Referendum which, among other elements, will authorise the government to offer amnesty to Islamic fundamentalists if they give up their arms.
Labor Affairs Strike in Agriculture and at CAA
North Africa Journal, 8 March 2000. 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 (brief).
Labor Talks to Begin in September
North Africa Journal, 2 August 2000. The government, labor unions and employer representatives are expected to negotiate wages. A review of the nation’s wage policy began months ago in an effort to adapt it to the new social and economic conditions (brief).
Children of the Sand
By Blanca Madani, San Diego, California World Algerian Action Coalition, 3 August 2000. The only employer who does not despise the manual labor of the people of the slum is called Oued Aissi. This tributary of the Oued Sebaou employs more than fifty workers who are in charge of stripping it all day long.
Health staff stage strike
Hoover’s, 23 October 2002. At the call of the national federation of health workers [Fr: FNTS = Federation Nationale des Travailleurs de la Sante], affiliated with the General Union of Algerian Workers [UGTA: General Union of Algerian Workers], the auxiliary medical staff and the administration employees of the health sector gone on strike.
Strike hits Algerian ports, oil not affected
Reuters, Sunday 16 February 2003. About 15,000 Algerian port workers staged a one-day strike on Sunday to protest privatisation plans, paralysing the country’s main ports although oil exports were not included in the strike. Union officials said they feared government proposals to privatise ports would lead to layoffs and less job security.