Juba, 02 May, 2020 / 6:59 am (ACI Africa).
On the occasion of the globe celebration of the International Labor Day marked amid restrictions put in place by governments to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the Archbishop South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has called on employers in both public and private sectors to ensure that salaries of employees are paid “at the right time” and that they work with dignity.
“Today (May 1) I kindly request all employers to improve the working conditions of all their employees and give them their salaries at the right time,” the Archbishop of Juba, Stephen Ameyu told journalists Friday, May 1 in South Sudan’s capital on the occasion of Labor Day.
“We remember at least all workers and know the condition of the workers is difficult,” he said adding that these workers have “children and their loved ones who need food, shelter, education and health security.”
Paying salaries on time, the Archbishop said, would enable “employees who have families to care for them.”
Last June, South Sudan’s Parliament postponed the presentation of the budget for 2019/2020 fiscal year after lawmakers stormed out citing unpaid salaries for the army and civil servants.