Guinea trade unions put halt to mining strike

Unions in Guinea have suspended a nationwide strike that had put the brakes on the mining sector across the West African country, according to a Reuters report.

The strike first began on 26 February and was primarily involving the application of a wage deal reached last November as well as lowering food prices and lifting internet restrictions.

The news service noted on 29 February that, per a statement from multi-union umbrella group Guinean Trade Union Movement, it halted the strike following the release of a detained union leader, Sekou Jamal Pendessa, the prior day.

It added that the unions were open to resume negotiations with the government over the remaining grievances.

The action had disrupted operations at several mines; Guinea is the world’s second-largest bauxite producer.

Source: Guinea trade unions suspend nationwide strike | Reuters

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