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Railroad workers threatened to strike, but no strike took place.
Eighty conductors and brakemen threatened to strike in Kayes on July 10, 1939. Police were placed on the alert in Kayes, Kita and Bamako.
A strike by railroad and postal workers took place in Nigeria on June 22, 1945. By July 21, 1945, there had been no repercussions in the AOF, but "une certaine effervescence se manifeste depuis peu parmi les agents du Réseau de l'AOF" (Recently, there had been some discontent among railroad workers in AOF). Railroad workers in both Nigeria and AOF wanted higher salaries.
European railroad workers threatened to strike.
A general strike by "fonctionnaires des cadres locaux indigenes" (local African workers for the administration) was planned for August 1-2, 1945.
Administrators were ordered to return to work by January 7, 1946. The Gouverneur Général de l'AOF wanted a list of those who didn't show up for work so that they could be prosecuted.
Government workers in Saint Louis all returned to work on Thursday, February 7, 1946.