No guarantee of rights due to breakdown of the rule of law

Same as last year


Workers' rights violations

Union busting

In Burundi, dismissed union representatives were prevented from meeting their affiliates within their companies.

Workers excluded from labour protections

In Burundi, the authorities refused to register trade unions formed by workers in the informal sector. According to the latest ILO data, informal employment reached 87 per cent of the active population in Africa. Globally, nearly 2 billion workers, representing 6 in 10 workers, work in the informal economy.

Workers’ rights in law

All countries