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Guinea: Indefinite nationwide teacher strike from October 3

Teachers to launch indefinite nationwide strike on October 3; avoid all potential related protests

26 Sep 12:49 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/10/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Conakry). COUNTRY/REGION Guinea
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Event

The Free Union of Teachers and Researchers of Guinea (SLECG) have announced that they intend to stage an indefinite nationwide strike starting from Wednesday, October 3, the scheduled back-to-school day. Associated student protests are possible.

Context

Numerous similar strikes and related violent student protests have been held in Guinea in 2017-2018. Teachers are demanding the implementation of a wage increase. However, the government has refused to accept their demands.

Advice

Individuals in Guinea, particularly Conakry, are advised to remain vigilant and avoid all protests.

 

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