Civil servants in Jonglei have temporarily suspended their salary protests.
After meeting with state officials on Tuesday, civil employees in the Jonglei State capital, Bor town, briefly put off demonstrations that had entered their third day.
Last Friday, government officials rejected the July wage arrears and called a state-wide strike for unpaid allowances.
In a Radio Tamazuj broadcast viewed by NCMP, Abraham Mading Amer, the acting chairman of the Jonglei workers union, said that they met with state government officials and that their meeting was beneficial.
“We visited the state administration this evening (Tuesday), including a delegate sent by the governor since he is in Juba,” Mading added. “The discussion was beneficial since the administration guaranteed that allowances would be incorporated in the new pay structure.”
The employees’ representative urged his colleagues to be cautious while the government processed the July pay.
“We’re all waiting to see what happens tomorrow.” As a result, I’d want to urge government personnel to stay calm. If the administration does not keep its word, we will return to the streets,” he continued.
However, public servant Chol Ajak said that they would not believe the state government’s pledge until their demands are addressed.
Wiyual Gatkuoth, the state finance minister, confirmed the state administration met with representatives of the protesting employees but did not provide specifics, stating the decisions will be made public after the sessions are completed.