SALPOST workers threaten strike action
May 15 2017 By Ibrahim K Turay
Aggrieved workers of Sierra Leone Postal Service (SALPOST) have threatened to go on a sit-down strike, if management fails to address their “poor conditions of service” among other issues.
The aggrieved workers voiced out their anger on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, to Concord Times in an exclusive interview, at their Siaka Steven Street office in Freetown.
They claimed that they were facing lots of challenges and have made them known to management but nothing has been done to address their concerns.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Chief Shop Steward, Charlie Wight, claimed that management had promised to establish a computer training school and an adult education centre for workers.
He noted that the computer school would have helped some of the workers to be computer literate, while the adult education centre would have helped some staff to acquire the required knowledge for the job.
“The management also promised to improve the welfare of workers including increment of salaries, retirement benefits and leave allowances,” Charlie Wright alleged.
He further claimed that they have not received their salaries for three months now, which he said has negatively affected their individual families and homes respectively.
However, efforts were made by Concord Times to contact the current Consultant Managing Director of SALPOST, Samuel Koroma, for his comment but he was not available before we went to press.Also,the Deputy Managing Director, Ibrahim Kamara, could not comment on the issue when contacted at his office.