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Chad vows to frizzle out civil servant strike

Chad’s Minister of Posts and Information and Communication Technologies, has vowed that the government would regulate the right to go on strike by civil service workers.Mrs. Alix Naimaye, who is government spokesman was on Wednesday denouncing the continuation of a strike by civil servants and warned that as from 4th July, Law 32 will be enforced in all its rigor to regulate the right for such actions.

Law 32 stipulates that civil servants are entitled to only three days of strike per month.

Other days spent not working will not be paid by the public treasury but by the union which called a strike.

According to Naïmbaye, the government has made considerable efforts despite the very critical situation of the public treasury to pay wages in the long run, but trade union leaders have remained intransigent.

She accused union officials of making unrealistic and unsustainable proposals, claiming that “this unconventional attitude frequently used by trade unionists is aimed at undermining the proper functioning of the state and to call into question the social truce provided by an agreement concluded on 14 March between the Presidency and the industrial platform.”

She said this is meant to wind things down to a stalemate.

Naïmbaye reassured Chadians that the government has taken all the required steps to hold exams for students.

The strike was called by four trade unions in Chad on 26 May to press for the full payment of wages without cuts.



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