Systematic violations of rights

Same as last year


Workers' rights violations

Right to trade union activities

In Mauritania, the authorities tended to favour pro-government trade union federations, going so far as to provide them with financial support – one of them received a staggering 62 million ouguiyas (US$ 1,7 million). Workers were often intimidated into joining yellow unions and withdrawing from independent trade union organisations. There was a general lack of protection against authorities’ and employers’ interference in trade union affairs and against anti-union discrimination.

Right to collective bargaining

In Mauritania, authorities and employers regularly refused to enter into collective bargaining and unduly delayed negotiations.

Workers’ rights in law

All countries