Since the Government’s announcement to introduce new laws at the forthcoming National Assembly sittings in November, the trade unions have been on hot ashes. They’ve been maintaining pressure for the withdrawal of these bills which, they believe, go against acquired rights of employees.
While the employers’ federation seems to agree with the new proposals, the unions are adamant on their position to urge Government to put them aside.
Unions both from the private and public sectors met again in a common platform last week. They have unanimously agreed on a strike action on 10 December to protest against Government’s indifference to their views.
Mauritian residing in Rodrigues, Amanoola Khayrattee (pen name Alfa King) is contributing writer and journalist to La Gazette Mag de l’océan indien and This Week News Mauritius.
Retired, former meteorological cadre, trade unionist and OSH consultant, Amanoola has written for in-house union and other journals, publications and magazines. He runs two blogs since 2007: “Alfa King Memories”, and “Le Journal d’Alfa King”. When he is not reading or writing, he is on a 10+ km daily hike in anticipation of his monthly trails.
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