The workers of the state broadcasting and television bodies went on strike from yesterday until tomorrow, Saturday, to demand better wages.
The workers of the state radio and television corporations are demanding that the state corporations be subordinate to the National Corporation for Radio and Television, an increase in wages similar to those working in the national corporation, and financial arrears.
And the masses of workers in the state broadcasting and television bodies decided to return to the first demand memorandum, which included the option to stop work, which began yesterday and continues until Saturday, provided that work resumes on Sunday, and the stoppage of work returns again on the next Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and workers return to work on March 31, Then the stoppage will return on the first, second and third days of next April, and after this stoppage the workers will enter into a continuous strike until all their “legitimate and just” demands are met – according to a statement by the Journalists Syndicate.
The Sudanese Journalists Syndicate announced its “full solidarity and firm stand” with the workers of the state radio and television bodies who announced their cessation of work, starting from the first day of Ramadan, and described their demands as fair and legitimate, pointing out that they had risen to demand them since last May “without finding a way to solve them through concerned authorities.”
The strike also includes correspondents for radio stations, national channels, the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) and newspapers in the states.
The statement of the Sudanese Journalists Syndicate affirmed the “legitimacy and justice” of the demands of the workers in the state bodies, and its continuous communication with them until they obtain their demands.