Gambian nurses protest unpaid salaries On November 3, around 50 Gambian nurses on COVID-19 frontline duties stopped work and marched to the Ministry of Health, angry at the non-payment of their salaries since August. The nurses have stayed away from their families and made other sacrifices to help others. Sudanese port workers hold three-day strike Port workers in Port Sudan held a three-day strike beginning November 9 to oppose the privatisation of the Red Sea state ports. The Port Workers Union is collaborating with the implementation of privatisation, demanding to be recognised as the workers' only representative, to negotiate away their members' hardwon rights. Courts and unions enforce return to work at Kenyan hospitals Health workers in Kenya walked out on November 9 to protest delays in promotions and redesignations. They accused Nairobi Metropolitan Services of breaking a collective bargaining agreement made in September. On November 6, the courts told the health unions to send their members back to work and the unions complied. Kenya has 64,558 reported cases of COVID-19 and 1,154 reported deaths. Europe Rolls Royce jet engine manufacturer workers continue strike in north west England Workers at Rolls Royce jet engine factory in Barnoldswick in north west England vowed to continue their stoppage until Christmas Eve. The workforce of 500 voted by a 94 percent majority to strike beginning last week against company plans to move 350 jobs involved in making blades to a facility in Singapore.

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