EOS Alerts 7-5-2019
Guinea-Bissau: Tarde Unions Plan Strike Between 7-9 May
Between 7-9 May, leaders of the National Union of Guinean Workers (UNTG) and the General Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CGSI) have called for civil servants to participate in a general strike to demand an increase in the minimum wage for civil servants, as well as an increase to the pension fund for retired workers. Associated protests by striking workers are possible, particularly in the capital Bissau. Heightened security measures and disruptions to overland travel should be anticipated around all potential protests. Union leaders have threatened to carry out further industrial actions if their demands are not met.