Guinea: Indefinite General Strike

The Guinean Trade Union Movement, an umbrella group of the major unions in the country, urged public and private sector workers not to turn up to their jobs from Monday, 26 February 2024.

Tensions rose in the capital of Conakry yesterday.  Road blocks were set up and confrontations took place between demonstrators and the police in various areas of the capital.  At least two people were killed.

The group of unions said it was demanding lower food prices, the lifting of internet restrictions and the release of a prominent media activist.

Schools, shops and roads were empty in the usually bustling city of Conakry.

The strike comes a week after Guinea’s military junta dissolved the transitional government – which had been in office since July 2022 – without providing a reason.

The Guinean Trade Union Movement said the strike would be indefinite and it is continuing today.

In the Ports

According to Budd Guinea, the port of Conakry stopped work yesterday, while Kamsar, Boffa, Konta and Moribaya have continued to function.

Today, Conakry’s port is offering a minimum service only.

We are monitoring the situation and will post further updates in due course.

Information provided by Budd Guinea (


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