The working-class history of the United Republic of Tanzania

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Over 4,000 Workers At Kilombero Sugar Factory On Strike
TOMRIC Agency, 9 June 2000. About 4,000 workers of the Kilombero Sugar Company (KSC) go on strike. The workers are demanding reinstatement of 61 other workers who were retrenched recently without proper procedures, according to the Chairman of Tanzania Plantation Workers' Union (TPAWU). The Kilombero Sugar Company is now run by South Africa investors.
Public Servants Teeter On The Brink Of Redundancies
Panafrican News Agency, 20 June 2000. Thousands of civil servants in Tanzania teetering on the brink of redundancies following Tuesday's unveiling of a sweeping Public Service Reform Program. The program spells out radical measures aimed at trimming Tanzania's civil service. First affected are the services of auxiliary staff, which will now be provided by quasi-autonomous executive agencies to be managed on commercial principles.
Tanzania Declares All Trade Unions Defunct
TOMRIC Agency, 5 July 2000. The government has declared all trade unions in Tanzania defunct effective from July 1, this year and their registration supposed to start afresh. The government did not explain why the defunct was necessary, but he said that the new unions should be strong and united, rather than having disunited ones. Since 1998 the TFTU has over 10 affiliated trade unions.
Trade Unions Re-registration Starts
TOMRIC Agency, 13 September 2000. Three of ten trade unions which were declared defunct have been presented with new registration certificates after meeting most necessary requirements, including TUICO, TPAWU and COTWU. These were the Tanzania Union of Industrial and Commercial Workers (TUICO), Tanzania Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union (TPAWU) and Transport Workers Trade Union (COTWU).
Tanzania's National Insurance Corporation To Lay Off 712 Workers
By Faustine Rwambali, The East African (Nairobi), 18 December 2000. The state-owned National Insurance Corporation Ltd. (NIC), Tanzania's largest insurance firm, is asking half its workforce to accept a voluntary redundancy offer. Tuico, the workers' union, seeks urgent intervention by the Ministry of Labour.
Refugee Camps Attract Sex Workers, And AIDS
By Alpha Nuhu, Panafrican News Agency, 5 January 2001. An upsurge of Burundian and Congolese refugees has ignited a wave of women seeking fortunes in the sex industry in Tanzania. Hundreds of women from rural and urban Tanzania are streaming to refugee camps, located in the western Kigoma province, to engage in commercial sex.
Sex Workers Ask for Help With Securing Rights
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 16 August 2001. Commercial sex workers in Tanzania have requested the government and donors to educate them on their rights as women fighting for their livelihood, particularly in relation to troublesome customers who refuse to wear condoms and those who default payment for services.