Chadian Government Decides to Suspend a Controversial Cut in the Salaries of civil Servants
- January 11, 2018
The Chadian government has decided to suspend a controversial cut in the salaries of civil servants announced in early January and which was at the centre of negotiations with trade unions, Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké said on Wednesday.
Chad which has been facing a severe economic and social crisis since 2014, mainly due to the fall in oil prices, announced at the beginning of January its intention to reduce its wage bill.
The announcement led to outcry within the unions and political parties while negotiations had been ongoing between the government and the unions.
The government has decided to postpone the wage cut,“the Prime Minister told the unions at a meeting in his offices.
It is a very good thing that the government hears the voice of workers,“reacted Michel Barka, President of the Union of Trade Unions of Chad (UST).