Workers at the University of Bahr el Ghazal have called off their one-week-long strike.
Workers at the University of Bahr el Ghazal in Western Bahr el Ghazal State put off a one-week strike on Tuesday after the government promised to pay them three months’ salary arrears.
Rabi Adam Ahmed, the head of the university’s employees union, explained in a Radio Tamazuj report seen by NCMP that they struck a deal with the institution’s administration on Monday to be given three months’ wage arrears.
“Professor Peter Atem Deng (acting Vice-Chancellor) summoned us to a meeting, and we agreed to the salary transfer for three months, Ahmed said. “We have unequivocally established that the funds have been transferred to the Wau Central Bank.” The funds have now been deposited in the bank.”
He said that the employees would be paid in arrears for the months of September, November, and December 2021.
“We were demanding six months, but we have confirmed three months in September, November, and December 2021, and we are still wanting three months in January, February, and March 2022,” he continued. “We were seeking wage arrears owing to the difficult working circumstances, but with the delivery of the money, we have called off the strike.”
The university’s teaching staff went on strike last week, seeking six months’ wage arrears, regular payment of personnel, compensation structure modification to match the inflation index, and trip tickets for teaching and senior staff, among other things.