Yaounde, Cameroon Africa. (Cameroon News) – The workers of the rubber production company, Hevea-Cameroon (HEVECAM) on Monday, January 23, 2012 called off a three-week strike action that started on January 3 and resumed work.
They workers reached a four-point agreement with government represented by the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Gregoire Owona, HEVECAM’s General Manager, Alain Young and workers’ delegates who all signed the protocol agreement.
HEVECAM workers claimed three per cent of HEVECAM’s privatization capital.
As a solution to the grievances of the workers, a committee has been created to study the issue and hand in its report in three months, as from January 23.
Both parties also agreed on an appeasement allowance to be given to the workers, corresponding to one month of their salaries, stating that they will be paid full salaried for the month of January during which they were on strike.
The amount worth over FCFA 400 million will be paid the workers on Saturday January 28.
“Government attaches a lot of importance to the well being of every citizen. It is out to preserve the interest of Cameroonians,” Gregoire Owona assured HEVECAM workers after the meeting in Niete, near the seaside resort southern town of Kribi.
“You need to know that government also has an interest to be protected,” he said.
The Labour and Social Security Minister called for discipline and hard work, stating that as workers have a right to salaries, they also have an obligation to work and respect laid down rules.Pin It