18 August 2017

Sudan: Education Sector Threatens With Strike

Babanusa / El Fasher — Workers in West Kordofan and North Darfur demand the payment of grants which the Sudanese government promised to employees in the education sector in June.

Employees started a three-day strike in several schools in West Kordofan to protest against the non-reception of their financial incentives. An employee in the education sector told Radio Dabanga that the strike of people working in education lasts from Thursday until Monday.

The payment of financial incentives they demanded are actually grants from the government in Khartoum, he said, to employees of various Sudanese states on the occasion of Ramadan and Eid El Fitr.

The strike can turn into an open-ended strike in case the deadline for the payment next Tuesday has passed without the government making a decision to pay the incentives from the state's Finance Ministry, the employee said.

The union of education workers in North Darfur gave the government until 31 August to pay the two Eid El Fitr grants and the nature of work. In a letter issued by the union's executive office, it threatened to stop working for 48 hours starting on 10 September in case of non-payment.


Blind Sudanese Activist Staring Death Sentence

A visually impaired Sudanese religious teacher, who is also a human rights activist, is facing the death penalty for his… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Radio Dabanga. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.