Municipality strike: Hundreds strike for second day demanding workers rights


Published: 2018-10-10 11:19

Last Updated: 2021-09-16 18:52

A strike in front of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
A strike in front of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

Hundreds of municipality workers in various governorates of the Kingdom continue striking for the second day, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in protest to the Ministry failure yesterday to respond to their demands.

Strikers are refusing to provide services to citizens for the second day, demanding a raise, a day off on Saturdays, a savings fund, and equating them with workers in government departments.

The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Walid Masri, had approved yesterday on most of the demands submitted, including the need for an Occupational Safety Department and a “Takaful" Fund.

Masri however stressed that Saturday as day off is an unacceptable demand, as citizens need for Municipal duty on Saturdays, as most citizens come to process documents on that day.

Yesterday’s strike escalated to some manicipality worker protesters calling for the dismissal of Minister Masri, as huge crowds striked in front of the Ministry, until an agreement was reached between them.