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Employees in various parts of Sudan protest payment delays

February 11 - 2018 EL FULA / NYALA / DURDEIB
A man counts notes at a Central Bank branch in Khartoum July 24, 2011 (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)
A man counts notes at a Central Bank branch in Khartoum July 24, 2011 (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

Teachers in South Darfur protested the non-payment of their allowances for ten years. The employees working at El Fula locality in West Kordofan will embark on a strike today for a period of three days. Workers in Red Sea state did not receive their January salaries until now.

“The South Darfur Teachers’ Committee managed to meet the governor on Thursday,” one of the protesters told Radio Dabanga.

“We submitted a memorandum demanding the payment of our meal allowances, promotion fees, and the annual Islamic feasts grants that we did not receive for more than ten years.”

He said that the governor responded by suspending a number of financial deductions, and pledged to respond later to the rest of the demands.

Strike

The Administration and Services Department of the El Fula Workers Union announced a three-day general strike for all the locality’s employees and workers, to begin on Sunday.

Hamid Ibrahim Hamid, Secretary-General of the Department, threatened in a statement on Friday that the strike will be extended if the employees do not receive their dues.

Exams

The employees of Durdeib locality in Red Sea state have not received their salaries for January so far.

“They are thinking about actions,” journalist Osman Hashim told this station. “The problems causede by the payment delay will affect the education in the locality, especially as the school exams are approaching.” 


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