Thursday, July 4, 2013

Garbage cleaners in Yemen demand employment

While a government decree was announced in 2012 ordering the full employment of sanitation workers, considering them official state employees, many workers claim that this has not been implemented yet. Garbage collectors are not officially employed by the government, and are only contracted to work per day receiving $3.80 to $4 per day and work 360 days a year, with no vacation days, no holidays, no social or medical insurance, and the years of work do not count towards promotion. A person who worked 18 years gets the same pay as a person who started work yesterday.

On June 24, 2013, the Workers and Housing Union held a protest in front of the President's house demanding implementation of the decree and their other right. Garbage collectors also announced a strike until they are officially employed

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