The working-class history of the Republic of Mauritius

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Labor Anger In Mauritian Workers Unions
By ICFTU OnLine, 9 November, 1996. Wage freeze in public sector employment. The decision by Mauritian Prime Minister Nuvin Ramgoolam to renege on his promise to increase workers' salaries is leading to discontent, according to the Mauritius Labour Congress (MLC), the country's main trade union centre.
Complaint against the Government of Mauritius presented by the Mauritius Labour Congress (MLC)
309th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association: Case No. 1940, 7 October 1997. The MLC denounced the decision of the Mauritius Police Authorities to prosecute trade union leaders in response to the protest march organized on 26 June 1996 in Port Louis by the trade union movement.
Malagasy Prostitutes Expelled From Mauritius
Panafrican News Agency, 7 April 2000. Nine Madagascar sex workers in a resort village expelled by the police for remaining in the country after their visas had expired. Police pursuing other such workers.
Manifestation contre le nouveau gouvernement
Panafrican News Agency, 27 September 2000. Des travailleurs de la fonction publique ont manifesté contre la décision du gouvernement d'annuler l'augmentation de 300 roupies sur leurs salaires mensuels que leur avait accordée le gouvernement sortant battu aux élections du 11 septembre dernier.
Sugar Workers Demand Better Working Conditions
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 1 April 2001. Thousands of sugar workers in Mauritius stage a peaceful protest to demand better working conditions. They demanded a 40 hour-week during harvest, equal salaries for men and women workers and a guarantee of job security.
Mauritius Moves to Protect Foreign Workers
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 20 April 2001. The creation of a special unit to take care of foreign workers in Mauritius. Some 25 000 foreigners from China, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Madagascar are presently employed in Mauritian textile factories.
Meetings et messe pour le 1er Mai
Servihoo News Online, 30 April 2001. La fête du Travail sera marquée par les meetings des syndicats ainsi que la messe traditionnelle des travailleurs.
Workers Reject 5 Percent Compensation
Panafrican News Agency, 23 May 2001. Mauritian trade unions and employers have rejected a 5-percent salary compensation to workers offered by the government. Members of the Mauritius Labour Congress (MLC) demand the payment of full compensation to every worker. A survey conducted over the period 1995 to 2001 shows household expenses have increased by 3000 rupees.
Extract from the ICFTU Archives inventory, 1949-1993
Mauritius. n.d.. A catalog of correspondence, reports, clippings and other documents held in the ICFTU archives for the years 1949-1993.
Trade Unions of Mauritius, Friday 3 August 2001. An on-line Yellow Page service in Mauritius lists the island's unions [The list may be neither entirely accurate nor complete].