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Vol 2 (AAC) No 10

Published 1st August 2009

African officials ignore labour abuses

African Labour Research Network investigators found that many factory inspectors at Kenya's Labour Ministry took bribes from Chinese and other companies to overlook bad practices. Despite reports that in Malawi, workers for Chinese companies were mixing cement with their bare hands and others had to work 12-hour shifts without a break, there is little follow-up by authorities. In Kenya, the Blue Wave Group sacked all its workers in June 2008 when they tried to form a union.

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