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06 Nov 2018 | 09:16 PM UTC

Mali: Energy workers plan 48-hour strike November 7-8

Mali News Alert

Energy worker union plans 48-hour strike November 7-8; power expected to be cut to 60 percent of Énergie du Mali network nationwide

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/8/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Mali


The Free Trade Union Energy Sector is planning to launch a 48-hour strike beginning on Wednesday, November 7. According to union officials, the strike will cause power outages to 60 percent of the Énergie du Mali network. The union claims that the government has only implemented two out of 26 points of a previously agreed upon plan. Better working conditions, salary increases, and bonuses for working in high risk areas are among the top demands from the union. Significant commercial disruptions and widespread electricity outages are expected across the country during the strike.


Individuals in Mali are advised to anticipate power outages on November 7-8 and to keep battery-operated devices fully charged whenever possible. Keep in mind that crime rates tend to rise after nightfall in areas without street lighting. In addition, individuals are advised to be cautious when driving or crossing streets if traffic signals are not functioning.


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