Cameroon – Yaounde: Government was fast to negotiate with the National Printing Press staff to avoid a strike on the 15 December

Written by Deckson N.

A meeting was held urgently to find solutions to meet the requirements of employees. The leaders of the Trade Union Confederation were involved in the talks.

Three months of unpaid wages, bad working conditions and unpaid overtime … These are among the demands of the employees of the National Printing Press who announced a strike on December 14th. Faced with this situation, the Government would have intensified the negotiations to obtain the lifting of the slogan of strike, indicates the daily Le Messager of Wednesday 14 December 2016.

Indeed, an internal source reports that a meeting of staff representatives, representatives of the Ministry of Labor and some members of the union and the representation of the administration of this enterprise was convened with the aim of preventing the execution of the call to strike. At the same time, officials of the Trade Union Confederation were involved in the negotiations.

On leaving this meeting, says the newspaper, some promises would have been made, among which the payment by next Friday, a month’s salary. The date of 28 December 2016 has been fixed for the clearance of another month. “We are thinking about the suspension of the disengagement. But the other points and claims were not taken into account. We can suspend the strike without lifting our foot on the accelerator. This is not the first time that promises have been made, “says one staff representative.

This is a remake of the strike scheduled on November 23 last which had aborted at the last minute. The Director General of this company had spread over the national television channel, stating that everything was in order and that the serenity was intact. Apparently, just one more word was needed to calm the situation. At least temporarily.

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