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Sudan’s Blue Nile State employees demand their full salaries

July 17 - 2016 ED DAMAZIN
Ed Damazin, capital of Blue Nile State, 6 September 2011 (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)
Ed Damazin, capital of Blue Nile State, 6 September 2011 (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

Workers in Blue Nile State have filed a case against the Sudanese Labourers Union, demanding their full salaries.

The Blue Nile branch of the Labourers Union began deducting SDG5 ($0.80) from the more than more than 20,000 state workers' salaries in 2011, “without asking our prior permission”, an angry employee reported to Radio Dabanga.

“They did so in order to build a hotel at the Union's venue in the capital of Ed Damazin,” he explained. “The case we filed against the Union has not been adjudicated yet.”


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