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Cameroon – Yaounde: The National Printing Press Staff Announces a Strike

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Written by Deckson N.

They claim, among other things, three months of unpaid wages and overtime dating from 2011 and 2013, as well as more humane working conditions.

According to the daily Le Messager on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the personnel of the National Printing Press scheduled a work stoppage on December 14, 2016. Moreover, all the administrative bodies received notice to strike. “This strike movement, motivated by poor working conditions, non-payment of wages is liable to be suspended at any time, if the officials enter into negotiation with the staff, via our delegates, if they accept us Pay, “says one employee.

Indeed, according to the newspaper, the staff of the national printing press claims three months of unpaid wages and overtime dating from 2011 and 2013. To this are added inhumane conditions of life. “This situation irritates the staff. The Ministry of Secondary Education, for example, owes us overtime for printing works of exam papers and sheets of exam files dating at least three years old, “fulminated a staff delegate.

Faced with this situation, an accusing finger is pointed at the Director General, Paul Walter Komo. He is accused, among others, of mismanagement, prioritizing his way of life to the detriment of his employees, says the newspaper. “He does not compromise with his advantages that pass in first position, fuel, refreshing, weekend of dream. While the workshops are dampened “reports one employee. And as if that were not enough, big investments were made in the beautification of the cafeteria, the management of which would be in the hands of a close relation of the Director General of the National Printing Press.

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