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Sudan workers demand increased minimum wage

November 10 - 2019 KHARTOUM
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The Sudan Workers Union has demanded an increase in the minimum monthly wage to SDG 8,778 ($195*).

Last week, the Sudan Workers Union submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Finance and the Supreme Committee for the preparation of the 2020 budget.

The union demands and increase the minimum wage and removal of the discrepancies or imbalance concerning salaries as well as exempting low-income workers from personal income taxation.

Research previously conducted by the Sudanese Professionals Association stated that the monthly cost of living for a family of five people is about SDG 15,218 ($340), and this amount only covers the necessities.

As effective foreign exchange rates can vary in Sudan, Radio Dabanga bases all SDG currency conversions on the daily US Dollar rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS)

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