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DRC: strike at the DGCDI following non-payment of more than 10 months of salary

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DRC: strike at the DGCDI following non-payment of more than 10 months of salary

Agents of the General Directorate of Industrial Development Corridors (DGCDI) launched an indefinite strike on Monday March 4. They are demanding more than ten months of salary arrears.

The strikers demonstrated on Monday in front of their central office in Kinshasa.

« We draw the attention of the Government for its involvement, given the difficulties we encountered for several months. The matter has not evolved so far and we are seeking the involvement of the Minister of Industry, the Minister of Finance as well as the Prime Minister to be able to resolve the situation. », Launched Cynthia Kubiha, president of the union delegation of this company.

Beyond the concern for remuneration, she evokes a threat of dismissal.

Cynthia Kubiha conditions the return to work by the payment of all salary arrears:

“This threat weighs and, at the moment, the General Labor Inspectorate is on a mission to attempt this conciliation between the union bench and the employer. But that did not work. The case is still pending. We will be on strike until we are paid, that is, when we have all our back pay in full. Our line managers are aware of the situation. But, unfortunately at the moment, they are not available; given that there are ongoing investigations and they are in custody.”

Efforts made by Radio Okapi to obtain the reaction of the Minister of Industry on this subject were unsuccessful.

The director general of the General Directorate of Industrial Development Corridors was suspended for a period of three months by an order from the Minister of Industry since November 23, 2023.

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The suspended executive was accused in particular of refusing to execute the instructions contained in the minister’s letter dated November 22, 2023, insubordination vis-à-vis the Board of Directors of which he is a member, influence peddling, “disconcerting” tribalism, and “notorious” insubordination.

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