Systematic violations of rights

Same as last year


Workers' rights violations

Union busting

Fousseyni Coulibaly, general secretary of the union committee of the Point G university hospital center in Bamako, Mali, has been suspended from his functions at the hospital, and therefore impeded from exercising his union mandate, since 27 April 2021, pending a transfer to another location, outside of the district of Bamako. To his colleagues, the suspension and pending transfer are an arbitrary decision by the management of the hospital aimed at weakening the trade union. They organised a strike in December 2021 to demand Coulibaly’s return but, as of May 2022, the general secretary was still suspended.

Right to collective bargaining

On 4 August 2022, workers at Bank of Africa (BOA-Mali) protested with a sit-in in front of the bank’s headquarters in Bamako to demand the cancellation of a company memo that increased staff loan rates. According to Saouda Sow, secretary general of the BOA-Mali trade union committee, this note was issued without prior consultation of the staff or the union, which undermined achievements made through social dialogue.

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