Tuesday, April 01, 2008

[Guinean news] Threats of another general strike

The IRIN news service has an article warning of further labor unrest in Guinea. The country's trade unions are reportedly considering whether to go ahead with a general strike at the end of March.

During the 2007 general strike, unions demanded an independent prime minister, a post filled with their accord by former diplomat Lansana Kouyaté.

However, union officials criticize the government as 'dysfunctional'. Some argue that Kouyaté has never been truly given the authority he needs to implement needed reforms.

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