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Liz Truss is gone

Truss’s resignation follows days after she sacked chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng amid severe criticism of their pro-rich “mini-Budget” unveiled in September. With a new Tory leadership election to be held next week, calls have emerged for a general election

Ghana IMF bailout Ghana’s unions and left reject bailout talks with the IMF as economic crisis spirals 

Ghana has initiated talks with the International Monetary Fund to seek a potential bailout amid a major economic crisis. This has been rejected by the Socialist Movement of Ghana and trade unions who argue that this will do nothing to alleviate the structural problems in the economy

‘If a unionized workforce can be tossed away like this, it can happen to anyone’

British ferry operator P&O fired 800 workers without notice. The workers were informed they had been laid off through a Zoom video call.

British ferry workers fired, women’s groups oppose Lasso’s veto and other stories

Today we look at the sudden mass lay-offs imposed on 800 ferry workers in the UK, the partial presidential veto of an abortion bill in Ecuador, and more

British ferry operator P&O fires 800 workers without notice

Private security officers reportedly try to board ferries with handcuffs as workers, backed by Nautilus International and RMT, refused to disembark

Oil workers in Nigeria strike over withheld salaries

The government has refused to pay state employees for the last three months who have not enrolled in the centralized payment platform

Workers in Niger threaten strike action if revised minimum wages are not implemented

The Nigerian federal government passed a law in April 2019, mandating an increase in the minimum wage from N18,000 (USD 49.36) to N30,000 (USD 82.27), but employees of State governments are yet to receive their consequential pay hikes

Nigerian government and labor unions conclude agreement on wage hikes for civil servants

The agreement over the wage hike averted a major strike which was originally scheduled for October 16. The workers were represented by the the Nigerian Labor Congress, the Nigeria Union of Civil Service and the Trade Union Congress