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2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Burundi

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 - Burundi, 6 June 2013, available at: [accessed 22 November 2017]
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Suspension of trade union activities: On 8 February 2013, the government suspended the registration of the Syndicat général des commerçants "SGYECO" but repealed this decision on 26 February 2013 after negotiations with the National Independent Human Rights Commission.

Journalists and informal workers are prevented from establishing unions: Journalists have been trying to register their union for more than one year but were refused by the Ministry. Five informal sector unions are waiting for their registration.

Anti-union discrimination: Trade union members were dismissed by the Sosuno company because they took part in a strike.

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