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Algeria: Union Headquarters Shut Down.

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Thanks to Eric Lee at LabourStart:

“On 12 May 2010, Algerian authorities effectively shut down La Maison des Syndicats (2 Rue El Oued, Bach Djarrah, Algiers), the headquarters of an important coalition of independent labor unions fighting for workers rights, including the Syndicat National Autonome des Personnels de l’Administration Publique (SNAPAP). Their website has also been shut down.

The closure was justified on the grounds that the space was being used as a meeting place for young men and women, meetings were held that were not authorized by the government, foreign nationals were invited to some of these meetings without government authorization, and a general disruption of public order by the occupants.”

There’s a lot going on in Algeria that we hear very little of from the mainstream media, but thanks to the search function on LabourStart you can view all posts concerning that or any other country.

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