The working-class history of the Central African Republic

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Central African Republic says it can't pay workers
BBC News, 1 May 1998. The government of the Central African Republic has appealed to trade unions not to organize strikes, while it continues negotiations with the International Monetary Fund try to find a solution to the country's economic crisis.
Trade union leader arrested and beaten by the Presidential Guard in Bangui
ICFTU Online, 12 January 2000. The General Secretary of the Central African Workers' Union (USTC), Théophile Sonny-Colé, was arrested and beaten up by members of the Presidential Guard shortly after the USTC called for the formation of a representative government that reflected the will of the people.
Strike halts African trial
BBC News, 27 December 2000. The trial of seventy-three people arrested during a banned opposition protest in the Central African Republic last week has been postponed—because court officials are on strike.
Appeal for the respect of trade union rights
ICFTU Online..., 20 June 2001. The recent arrest of a Central African trade union leader reveals once again the lack of respect for human and trade union rights. the General Secretary of the Workers' Trade Union Centre of Central Africa (USTC), Théophile Sonny Colé, was arrested at Bangui airport and then released.
Striking Teachers Ready for Talks On Pay Arrears
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 3 October 2002. Striking teachers in the Central African Republic said on Wednesday they were ready to negotiate with government over salary arrears and end their protest calling on the government to honour a deal with the unions in 2000 for the gradual payment of 28 months of salary arrears.