Strike action

Cameroon’s lawyers on strike

They’ve been protesting about alleged abuses
Lawyers in Cameroon are on a five-day strike They say some of them have had to endure physical violence at the hands of authorities and have been consistently denied access to their clients. 

Enow Benjamin Agbor, a member of the Cameroon Bar Council, says that “lawyers who insist on seeing 
their clients sometimes end up in jail themselves.”

He spoke to BBC Newsday from the Anglophone town of Limbé.
 
(Picture: (right) Enow Benjamin Agbor and a colleague in Yde. Credit: Enow Benjamin Agbor)

General Motors workers begin strike in US

General Motors Co. employee Carl More carries strike signs to his car at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 163 which represents GMs Romulus Powertrain on September 15, 2019 in Westland, Michigan
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Workers began a strike against General Motors on Monday after America's biggest carmaker failed to reach a deal over pay and conditions with the United Auto Workers union (UAW).

Almost 50,000 workers are due to take part in the strike, the first major stoppage at GM since 2007.

"We do not take this lightly. This is our last resort," UAW vice-president Terry Dittes told reporters in Detroit.

The sides had set a Saturday night deadline to reach an agreement.