Solidarity with Algeria

Although Algeria ratified Convention 87 and article 53 of the Algerian law (90-14, 2nd June 1990) states that that "no union delegate may be dismissed or transferred by his/her employer, nor can any disciplinary action be undertaken as a result of his/her union activities", trade unionists have for many years been harassed, threatened, and arrested as a result of legitimate trade union activities.
PSI, together with its affiliates CGATA and SNAPAP, continue to urge the Algerian government and campaign for the respect of peaceful and legitimate trade union activities, to stop criminalisation of trade union leaders, activists and other dissenting voices in the country.

Demonstration in support of Algeria

13 June 2017

JOIN THE DEMONSTRATION TUESDAY 13 JUNE 13:00. PLACE DES NATIONS, GENEVA!

Algerian independent trade unionists attending the International Labor Conference in Geneva this year, say it is high time to finally put pressure on the Algerian government to stop the brutal violations of the human rights of workers who seek to exercise their right to join and form independent trade unions.

Algeria: Trade union leader sentenced to six months’ imprisonment

10 January 2017
Sonelgaz building, Batna, Algeria

The President of National Autonomous Electricity and Gas Trade Union (SNATEG), Mellal Raouf, has been sentenced to 6 months in prison for denouncing a case of corruption at SONELGAZ – the national electricity and gas company in Algeria – involving the overbilling of more than 8 million users.

Algerian unionists strike and rally for better working conditions

15 November 2016

After a three-day strike on 25-27 October, PSI affiliate in Algeria, SNAPAP, organised a protest rally in Tizi-Ouzou on 31 October 2016.

Petition against violations of trade union rights in Algeria and Egypt

07 June 2016
Yamina Maghraoui talks about the situation in Algeria

During the 105th International Labour Conference (ILC) from 30th May to 11th June, the Arab Trade Union Confederation distributed a petition asking for solidarity support against trade union rights violations in Algeria and Egypt.

Arrests and detention of trade unionists and human rights activists in Algeria

08 February 2016
Flag of Algeria

On the morning of Saturday 6th February, more than 400 police surrounded Trade Union House in Bab Ezouar, to the East of Algiers and detained trade unionists and human rights activists who had met to prepare a civil society gathering to mobilise against the 2016 Finance Act.

Trade unions and civil society make a critical assessment of the EU Neighborhood Policy

15 December 2014
Rachid Malaoui, SNAPAP, Algeria

On International Human Rights Day, PSI affiliate leader Rachid Malaoui (SNAPAP/CGATA, Algeria) participated in a dialogue on cooperation between the EU and the MENA region at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

Tackling the social crisis in post-election Algeria

16 April 2014
A protestor holding a placard telling President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step out of the way at a demonstration held in Bejaia on 5 April 2014 to call for a boycott of the Algerian presidential election. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)

This article was published on the Equal Times website on 15 April 2014.

Algeria: Reinstate Rachid Malaoui and end trade union rights violations now!

23 November 2013
SNAPAP logo and photo of Rachid Malaoui

Public Services International, together with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF), the Comité International de Soutien au Syndicalisme Autonome Algérien/CISA (International Support Committee for Autonomous Algerian Trade Unions), the Solidarity Center from AFL-CIO and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), is calling for international action in solidarity with Algerian trade union SNAPAP, including the reinstatement of SNAPAP President, Rachid Malaoui.

Demonstration in support of Algeria

13 June 2017

JOIN THE DEMONSTRATION TUESDAY 13 JUNE 13:00. PLACE DES NATIONS, GENEVA!

Algerian independent trade unionists attending the International Labor Conference in Geneva this year, say it is high time to finally put pressure on the Algerian government to stop the brutal violations of the human rights of workers who seek to exercise their right to join and form independent trade unions.