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08 jan. 2019 | 10h26 UTC

Mali: Nationwide strike January 9-11

Mali Alerte de sécurité

Union call for workers to stage nationwide strike on January 9-11; associated demonstrations possible, including in Bamako

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/1/2019, 12h00 until 12/1/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Mali

Event

The National Union of Workers of Mali (UTM) has called for a nationwide 72-hour strike to take place from Wednesday, January 9, to Friday, January 11. According to union representatives, the strike is being organized to demand better working conditions and salary raises, among other issues. Associated demonstrations are possible in cities throughout Mali, notably in the capital Bamako. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of any demonstration.

Context

Strikes are commonplace in Mali. Teachers, lawyers, and health workers across the country held significant strikes throughout 2017 and 2018.

Advice

Individuals in Mali are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all demonstrations as a precaution. The security environment in Mali remains complex, particularly in the north and central regions. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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