FULL TEXT: “We Cannot Bear The Burden Of Austerity On Our Own,” Govt Workers

Government workers have said that they are now incapacitated to carry out their duties and responsibilities as a result of the erosion of their salaries.

The Apex Council which represents government workers observed that on average, workers used to receive US$500 but now are getting an average of US$40 and the salary is continuously losing value.

They say that the government has been neglecting and or failing to address their grievances for too long and as a result of incapacitation, they are now suspending their services until their situation has been adequately dealt with.

Their declaration of incapacitation comes at a time when health workers in public medical institutions have since the 3rd of September been on industrial action as a result of incapacitation.

The Apex Council said that government workers are the ones carrying the burden of austerity measures which the government introduced alleging that they will quickstart the economy.

Download the Civil Service Council Declaration of Incapacitation

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