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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.

Hunger strikers risk their lives to try to break deadlock

15 June 2012

Forty days into their protest, nine Algerian justice workers are still waiting for the government to acknowledge their demands. Giuliana Sgrena reports. Hour by hour, day by day, the condition of the nine justice workers (six women and three men) on hunger strike in Algeria continues to deteriorate. The hunger strike, which began on 6 May, is taking place in the capital, Algiers, near the offices of the Algerian National Independent Union of Public Administration Workers (SNAPAP), to which the workers belong.

Algerian trade unionists in critical condition as hunger strike enters fifth week

06 June 2012

In protest against repeated human and trade union rights violations, nine union members, five women and four men, began an unlimited hunger strike on 6 May in Algiers, Algeria. Despite urgent requests for meetings, and daily reports on the hunger strikers' rapidly deteriorating health, the government continues to refuse to address the judicial workers’ issues.

Algerian unionists on hunger strike for 10 days

16 May 2012

Members of PSI affiliate in Algeria, SNAPAP, working in the justice sector, have been on  hunger strike since 6th May, following a 21-day strike in the sector.
For ten days now, the hunger strikers have been ignored by the authorities. Their health is in danger and two of them have been hospitalised.

SNAPAP are calling on the government to react to this serious situation and to enter into negotiations with the justice workers' union. PSI is closely following the situation.

Algeria - government repression of the autonomous trade union movement

23 April 2012
Liberté pour Abdelkader Kherba

Public Services International strongly denounces the violations of human and trade union rights in Algeria. PSI affiliate the Syndicat National Autonome des Personnels de l’Administration Publique (SNAPAP) has informed us of widespread police repression and restrictions on freedom of expression in the country. Trade unionists are harassed with threats and reprisals in response to their legitimate trade union activities.

Algeria: 40 Contract Teachers Arrested

27 February 2012

Forty unionised contract teachers affiliated to the SNAPAP have been arrested in Algeria. The president and general secretary of the National Council of Contract Teachers have also been arrested.