Keywords : Declarations Human and trade union rights Sierra Leone

It has come to the attention of the sierra leone labour congress that for over two months, the academic staff of the NJALA university have been on strike for better salaries, terminal benefits and conditions of service.

The strike action of the academic staff has brought untold consequences on students and their families.

The Sierra Leone Labour Congress is very disappointed and concerned that the authorities have not taken appropriate steps nor informed the public about any action currently been taken to amicably resolve the continuing impasse. As a responsible organization, seeking the welfare of workers, by extension their families in this nation, can no longer sit by and allow the violation of workers’ rights.

We therefore urge the government to take immediate steps to resolve the impasse in the best interest of the academic staff and students alike.

The congress wishes to inform the students who are suffering as a result of the strike action that we sympathize with them and stand with them for a peaceful resolution of the action by the academic staff association.

The Sierra Leone Labour Congress is committed to doing everything necessary for a peaceful resolve of the matter.

The Sierra Leone Labour Congress therefore urges all concerned to exercise restraint and allow meaningful and mutually beneficial engagements

Long live workers’ solidarity

Jennings A. B. WRIGHT
AG. President

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