June 4, 2023

The Inter-union of Lecturers’ Unions of Congo decrees an indefinite strike from Monday, Could 22 all through the DRC. The choice was made through the basic meeting held Thursday, Could 18 in Kinshasa.

The explanation for this strike motion, in line with Godefroid Matondo, spokesperson for this union platform, is because of the authorities’s failure to respect the commitments made at Mbuela Lodge with the union bench:

“The member unions of the EPST intersyndicale observe with bitterness the federal government’s failure to respect the commitments made between the latter and the EPST commerce union bench, within the province of Kongo-Central, regardless of a number of makes an attempt from March 02, 23”.

From the above, he continues, the Intersyndicale of the EPST decides to cease working all through the Republic, from this Monday, Could 22, 23 till additional discover.

He subsequently calls on mother and father to maintain their youngsters at residence:

“The Intersyndicale de l’EPST invitations all lecturers and employees working in faculties, inspection, in all managing workplaces and people of the central providers of the EPST, to look at this union resolution of their respective departments. So, invite all mother and father to maintain their youngsters at residence.”

On November 18, 2021 in Mbuela Lodges within the province of Kongo-Central, the Authorities and the EPST union bench had signed an settlement overlaying all of the lecturers’ calls for, specifically the wage regularization of recent items and unpaid, with retroactive impact of 1 month. This settlement had made it attainable to place an finish to a strike motion noticed all through the nation.

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