International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Cote d'Ivoire, 6 June 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/51b851773b.html [accessed 26 July 2016]
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Imprisonment of trade unionist: Basile Mahan Gahé was freed from prison in December 2012 after 18 months in detention in Boundiali. Gahé is the General Secretary of the national trade union centre Dignité. He resumed his trade union duties on 9 March 2013.
Refusal to bargain in good faith: In January 2013, public sector workers filed a collective strike notice when the minister for the public sector and administrative reform refused to bargain in good faith. The workers are demanding a wage increase and the payment of allowance arrears that have been held back for more than 20 years. They are also asking for an improvement in family allowances, housing benefits and transport allowances.