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Algeria visit by ILO Director General seen as missed opportunity to call for freedom of association

Following the October 2015 visit by the ILO Director General Guy Ryder to Algeria, EuroMed Rights said that the visit was a missed opportunity to urge respect for freedom of associtation, citing continued arbitrary suspensions and dismissals of members of the National Autonomous Union of Public Administration Staff (SNAPAP) and the General Autonomous Confederation for Algerian Workers (CGATA).

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20 October 2015

Director General of the ILO’s visit to Algeria: a missed opportunity to urge Algerian authorities to guarantee freedom of association and protection of the right to organise

Author: EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights deeply regrets that the recent visit to Algeria by the Director-General of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Mr. Guy Ryder, had no effect other than to support the tripartite meeting between the government, the employers’ federation and the General Union of Algerian Workers (GUAW). Independent trade unions are still excluded, in infringement of the principle of trade union pluralism...

EuroMed Rights wishes to express its solidarity with the trade unionists who are affiliated to the National Autonomous Union of Public Administration Staff (SNAPAP), which is a member of EuroMed Rights, and to the General Autonomous Confederation for Algerian Workers (CGATA), who are still subject to arbitrary suspensions and dismissals due to their activism and independance...

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Author: EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Droits regrette profondément que la récente visite en Algérie du directeur général de l’Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT), M. Guy Ryder, n’ait eu d’autre effet que de cautionner la réunion tripartite entre gouvernement, patronat et Union Générale des travailleurs algériens (UGTA) dont les syndicats autonomes restent exclus, en violation du principe du pluralisme syndical...

...EuroMed Droits tient à exprimer sa solidarité avec les syndicalistes, affiliés au Syndicat National Autonome de Personnel des Administrations Publiques (SNAPAP), membre d’EuroMed Droits, ainsi qu’à la Confédération Générale des Travailleurs Autonomes en Algérie (CGATA), qui font toujours l’objet de suspensions et licenciements arbitraires en raison de leur activisme et indépendance...

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