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Union: ‘Unpaid South Darfur teachers face destitution’

March 28 - 2018 NYALA
A secondary school teacher with his class in Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)
A secondary school teacher with his class in Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)

Teachers in South Darfur have complained to the state governor as their salaries have not yet been paid.

These salaries include adjustments, clothing allowance, nature of work, and meal allowance.

Higher secondary school teacher Shamseldin Ahmed Saleh told Radio Dabanga from Nyala that “all these dues have been paid in all the states of Sudan except for South Darfur, where teachers face poverty and destitution because of the low monthly salaries and deductions such as for the inter-school competitions and others”.

He called on the union to abide by what it had announced through its previous speech not to compromise in the case.

He also called on the governor of South Darfur Adam El Faki to abandon perseverance and stubbornness and pay the rights of people in full according to the old saying “pay the worker before his sweat dries up”.

Summoned

In February, secondary school teachers in Khartoum state embarked on a strike in protest against the non-payment of their salaries.

The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Khartoum therefore summoned Yasin Abdelkarim, Head of the Teachers Committee, to their office on 15 February. He was held from 1 pm until after sunset.

Abdelkarim was again summoned on Sunday morning, Duriya Babaker, leading member of the Teachers Committee, informed this station.


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