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2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Mauritania

Publisher International Trade Union Confederation
Publication Date 6 June 2013
Cite as International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Mauritania, 6 June 2013, available at: [accessed 22 October 2016]
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Interference in the election of representatives: When workers did not vote for the candidate favoured by Mauritanian Airlines International for the work council on 21 January 2013, management started to adopt discriminatory measures against workers. The fixed term employment contracts of ten workers were not renewed.

Interference in strikes: Capital Drilling dismissed workers who had participated in a strike and stated that it would reinstate the workers if they left the union and agreed to work under a fixed term contracts rather their previous permanent contracts.

Wage deductions for union membership: A department of the Ministry for Fisheries and the Marine (CASAMPAC) deducted overtime pay from workers who had engaged in trade union activities. The Confédération Générale des Travailleurs de Mauritanie claims that the purpose of the deductions is to put pressure on workers to withdraw their union membership.

Violence and murder of unionists: In July 2012, workers at MCM, a mining company, went on strike when the employer violated the collective agreement. Security forces intervened in the strike killing Mohamed Ould Mechdhoufi, injuring several workers and arresting union leader, Uthmaan ould Kreivit.

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