Leaders of the Cameroon drivers trade union have called-off a planned strike initially planned for this day, Monday 10th January 2019.
The strike was to involve transporters plying the Douala – Ndjamena and the Douala- Bangui corridors.
After a meeting at the Ministry of Trade involving government authorities and Cameroon Transport Trade Union leaders on Sunday 9th June 2019, the strike was called off.
Around the negotiation table were;
#The Minister of Trade Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana
#The Minister of Labour and Social Security Gregoire Owona
#The Minister of Transport Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe
#The Director General of the Hydrocarbon Price Stabilisation Fund, Okie Johnson Ndoh
The transport trade union leaders presented a plethora of grievances
Transport trade union: The grievances
Top amongst the many complaints presented by the trade union are;
# The suppression or reduction of some taxes.
#The establishment of contracts for transporters in relation to the category of goods in question.
# The vexing issue of numerous road and border controls.
#The need for escort services to transport goods to neighbouring Central Africa Republic.
The government officials present at the meeting promised to examine the issues raised.
Both parties agreed to set up committees to examine the problems and find lasting solutions.
Bruno Ndonwie Funwie