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Renseignements sur la ménace de grève (1936-1938)
in AOF K 18 (1)

© 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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Renseignement de Police, n°1087 DS (Dakar, June 2, 1938)

The Fédération des Fonctionnaires de l'AOF had a meeting on June 1, 1938 concerning the indemnité du zone which was unchanged since 1937. Representatives of the Chemin de Fer Conakry-Niger recommended calling a general strike. The Sécretaire de la Fédération Arnaud suggested holding a referendum among the members of all the affiliated unions in the AOF.


Renseignement de Police, n°1190 DS (Bamako, June 15, 1938)

On Monday, June 13, 1938, the Sécretaire du Section Travailleurs du Rail Maylin called a meeting concerning the Fédération des Fonctionnaires de l'AOF referendum. Of the 14 members, only Mm. Daniel and Caveland (Section de Exploitation ); Condemine, Maylin, Pichon and Roy (Section de Traction); and Caveland (Section de Voie) showed up. They agreed that a strike was reasonable, but insisted on waiting until the end of the rainy season when the railroad was busiest and the impact would be the greatest.


Mouvements corporatifs au Sénégal de Mai 1936 à ce jour, exécution de la Télégramme Officielle Circulaire 241 C.A.B. du 3 Octobre 1938

This is list of labor strikes and threats on the railroad in Senegal from 1936 to 1938:

Date Nature of action Participants
November 25, 1936 strike threat all workers
November 22, 1936 strike threat all African workers
December 1936 strike threat all African workers
January 9, 1937 3-hour strike all railroad signalmen
September 30, 1937 strike threat all African personnel
September 27-30, 1938 strike concerning
transfer of Sécretaire
du Syndicat
Cheick Diack
all day workers
(tous personnel journalièr)


Governeur du Soudan Français P. Desanti to Gouverneur Général de l'AOF, copy of telegram in response to Télégramme Circulaire 241 (Koulouba, October 6, 1938)

This is list of labor strikes and threats on the railroad in French Soudan from 1936 to 1938. [NOTE: Télégramme Circulaire 241 asked for the number of threats, attempts and successful strikes in each colony]

Date Nature of action Participants
July 1938 Strike crews of the barges of Messagèries Africains,
following the layoff of an African worker
October 19-25, 1937 Partial strike workers at Markala
(Office du Niger)
October 5-8, 1937 Partial strike workers at the CIRCONNIG shops
and brick factories
February 15, 1938 Worker unrest workers at Société des
Cultures de Diakandapé
and
Plantations Samanko


Untitled table with the combined results of
answers to Télégramme Circulaire 241 (no date, but must be late 1938)

Colony of region Threats or Attempts Actual Strikes
1936 1937 1938 1936 1937 1938
Sénégal 5 6 0 4 9 7
Circomscription de Dakar 3 0 0 5 10 6
Sénégal TOTAL 8 6 0 9 19 13
Guinea 1 8 2 0 0 0
Soudan 0 3 2 0 2 1
Niger 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dahomey 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mauritania 0 0 0 0 1 0
Côte d'Ivoire 0 0 3 0 5 3
AOF TOTAL 9 17 7 9 27 19