Thursday, 17 November 2016

Workers of ‘Le Bus’ on strike action

Over 125 workers of a defunct urban transport company, Le Bus have staged a three-hour peaceful demonstration demanding the payment of their one year, eight months salary.

The strike action that started in the early hours of this Wednesday 16th November 2016 at the Bata Nlongkak neighbourhood, where the company is located, resulted to heavy traffic which completely blocked circulation to Emana, Jamot and many other places, CRTV reports. 
According to the angered workers, government’s promise to pay their dues has been overdue.

Many of them say this has made them unable to send their children to school, feed their families and provide shelter for themselves while others have died without receiving their pay.

One of the protesters told the press that, they were promised by competent authorities that their salaries will be available before the start of the of the 2016 Women AFCON that opens in two days.

It is worth noting that, this is the second time this week that the striking workers have tried to extend an olive branch so that their dues can be paid but to no avail.

With the deployment of the forces of law and order, the angered employees quit the scene but will probably be waiting for a positive feedback after a crisis meeting that has been scheduled to take place at the Centre Governor’s office later in the day.

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