The Association of Professionals demanded protection from “abusive and unfair dismissals” for workers in Sudan. They also called for the stop of the privatisation of the public sector on Thursday, as well as the return of the privatised institutions to the state's ownership.
The Association called in its statement for the cancellation of the Trade Union Act (2010), the Regulation Act of Professional Associations (2004), and the current Labour Law. The latter “should be changed with one that protects workers from abusive, unfair dismissals, and keep balance between the rights and duties of both parties.”
The professionals also called for the undoing of the actions taken regarding the dismissal of employees. It further requested the establishment of an alternative trade union act, “to ensure freedom, independence, and democracy”.
Finally, the Association demanded the payment of a wage proportional to the nature of the work and the market prices, along with ensuring decent pensions for workers.
File photo: Cleaner in Darfur (Albert Gonzand#225;lez Farran/Unamid)