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Vivacell national staff down tools over “low pay”.

Author : | Published: Friday, November 8, 2013

National staff working for the Vivacell Mobile network company have gone on strike over allegations of low pay.

The workers say their salaries are too low, and that their working conditions have remained unacceptable for too long.

“The administration is not showing positive interest so that we can settle this problem,” Justin Rubo, representative of the Vivacell national staff in Juba office told Eye Radio.

“Because of this,” said Mr. Rubo, “we see the only way forward is to strike until we are able to come and negotiate and then sign the documents.”

Some of the striking staff spoke to Eye Radio from the Buluk office.

“We have become like dogs for Vivacel Company, because we are working for them, but we are suffering,” said unnamed staff.

“I start working with them since 2008, but up to now, my life has not changed. My children have dropped out of school but Vivacell doesn’t know.”

“This time, said another employee, Mary (name changed), “We cannot tell if we will continue with the strike for a week or two weeks but if they solve this problem, we will resume the work.”

Eye Radio was unable to reach the management of Vivacell in Juba for comments.

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