The protest association platform, an association of several organizations, decided to paralyze the administration from Monday after noticing the lack of respect for the government’s obligations. A promise had been made to restore social benefits that had been cut since 2016 due to the fall in oil prices.
as reported from Ndjamena, Madjiasra nako
The President of the Union des unions du Chad, Barka Michel, spokesman for the trade union platform for demands, is very angry when it comes to discussing the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed a year ago to end the conflictput workers in the public sector against the government.
“This time, we are waiting for the government to pay the travel expenses of 2017, 2018, 2019 to the workers to remove the freeze on economic effects on promotions and reclassification. And I would like to clarify on this point that this is the career of the official who is being questioned. The day he finishes fulfilling his obligations, the work will resume, ”warns Barka Michel.
The government assures us that the unions are in bad faith and that the suspended benefits have almost all been restored. He believes that by deciding to go on strike, the unions are playing politics and nothing else.
Schools, public administration and hospitals are the sectors that will be affected by this walkout. But because of the imposed confinement for two weeks in the capital with a minimum of service in the public administration, the impact of the strike may be slightly visible.