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30 Apr 2019 | 02:02 PM UTC

Gabon: Transportation unions call for general strike May 6

Gabon News Alert

A coalition of transportation unions call for a five-day general strike beginning May 6; significant transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Libreville). COUNTRY/REGION Gabon


A coalition of public and private transportation unions is calling for a five-day strike to be held nationwide starting on Monday, May 6. Union leaders filed a strike notice on Monday, April 29, to protest rackets and police harassment at roadside checkpoints. A variety of land transportation sectors are expected to participate in the work stoppage, including taxi drivers.

Significant disruptions are to be anticipated throughout the country and associated protests are also possible.


Individuals in Gabon are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, and avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution.


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