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Public Workers In Chad On Strike

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Civil servants in Chad have begun a nationwide strike on Monday to press for the restoration of their salaries which were cut four years ago, as well as the payment of various allowances.

It was during a meeting in the capital  N’Djamena, that brought together the four largest trade unions in the country that the decision was taken.

It follows the breakdown in negotiations with the government.

Trade union spokesperson Michel Bakar stated that the strike will run for three days, with members providing minimum services in hospitals.

He said workers will stay at home, but could eventually take to the streets if their grievances are not addressed.

Mr Bakar accused the government of failing to live up to its promises.

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