FBC workers strike
Junior staff workers of Sierra Leone’s age-old university, Fourah Bay College took to protest on Monday, March 5, over working benefits the government promised them. This was one among the series of protest actions held to bring to the fore, government’s attention to their plight, according to the organizers, who demand a pay rise following contrasts in the basic cost of living and the country’s hyper inflation on the legal tender.
The protesters told our Reporter on Monday that they have made several protest reminders which have failed to settle their demand quests.
The spate of staff protests have rocked the one time Athens of West Africa as lecturers, the most senior staff cadre, went into an uneasy-calm situation in August of last year. The Ministry of Education and government stakeholders did intervene to put their strike action on hold.
Monday’s junior staff’s sporadic protest action, according to our Reporter, renews the lecturers’ fresh feelings to follow suit as it seems an ending sigh to their perennial salary crisis is not nearing.
The West African age-old university has come under the spotlight of late with chaotic blueprints. The sit-down strike action led the university to not producing graduates for the first time in history last December since its establishment. Authorities there said they are constrained to procure stationery for the conduct of students’ final year exams.
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